Stalagtices

Polly Peacock

Downingtown, United States

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What a winter 2010 has been for the United States. For the first time in history, 50 states had a record of snow. For the first time in the history of Pennsylvania, there was record snowfall. My guess is that there are record Stalagtices too!

Stalagtice? In Pollyism, there grows another new word (my own language)!

Stalactices are formed by the deposition of immense snow jams immersed into small gutters on the side of a house. They are precipitated from constantly dripping water solutions and brrr, cold, freezing air.

This gutter solution travels downward ho until it produces a dangerous icy sword, which all humans should beware. When the icky water solution comes into contact with air, the stalagtice grows at an alarming rate only to amuse the onlooker and hurt the recipient of a broken stalagtice.

Stalagtices are known to consistantly drip at a rate of one nano second. They love to deposit their water droplets onto concrete walkways. Slippery walkways are therefore the end result, also endangering all legged beings, well and those without legs too.

Stalagtices are strikingly stunning to behold, yet can be gravely disasterous to all of those who find themselves beneath them. Take heed and use common sense upon approach. Welcome to the world of Pollyism!! :)))

This photograph was captured with a Canon 40D, equipped with an18-55mm zoom and a 58mm 0.5x wide angle digital lens in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. This photo has been altered with an Orton effect.

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