I decided to post my reply to my Ice Formations On The Side Of A Road to Sonny about the ice formations. After reading Sonny's post it occured to me some of you who live in the warmer climate, may never seen the ice formations.
That is a neat formation. If the sunlight was to shine through the formation,, at the right angle, I wonder what prism effects, if any, one could see. From a far off vantage point, sunlight shining on this spot might resemble an extra-ordinary bright spot of sorts.
To me, this formation is odd. Is there ice, as this, all along the roadside or just in this spot? That's a lot of water to have frozen that way. If just in this spot, then I would think there is some water source that has been diverted, in order for all that water to flow to this area, and hence cascade in this otherwise unnatural spot (unnatural "stream" path). If this is the case, I wonder what water source has been diverted (to here) and how the source was diverted.... Ice jam, mini-landslide (of some sort), ???? (other).
The first pic indicates you are on top of a hill or rise, when taking this pic. My assumptions, in the above paragraph, may be totally off base. A significant water source, on top of a hill, may not be practical. ...... I just don't know. It just made me think, on the scene as a whole.... and those that might be just out of the picture. Maybe I study (the images) too much, LOL.
Comment from cedarsonny - 1/27/07 8:50 AM
I want to thank everyone for you for your wonderful comments and challenges you send my way. Because of you, blogging is so much fun and I enjoy hearing from you!!! Sonny in particular, a close online friend, I always welcome his comments and suggestions...now I have to go back and try to obtain pictures with the sunlight shinning on the ice :).
On the side of the roads in NH/New England roads, roadways mapped out, are blasted through granite/stone. You will always find water seepage coming out of the rocks in certain sections on the roadways. In the winter they freeze over forming the cascades of ice. In this particular area there must a lot of water runoff, drainage is not problem they way the highways are constructed.
My photos were taken from the car window; I was unable to get out of the car. I would have preferred taking the images standing further back for a better prospect.