013/2011 our snow barometer

013/2011 our snow barometer, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Two of our garden light bulbs are broken. It looks quite funny after it’s snowed. The heat from the still working bulb soon melts all the snow on it. The half broken pink bulb still retains a little bit of snow on it, while the broken one gatheres all the snow on it. I’m wondering why it is that the warm light balls create icicles underneath them, but the snow-covered one doesn’t. Must be to do with melting snow turning into water, and then the colder night temperatures freezing the dripping water – perhaps?

Quite a science lesson – but pretty, too! I think our light fitment has more character than our neighbours’ uniform, perfectly working ones. Nah – I’m just making excuses for our laziness to fix things around the house. There is so much snow in the garden, though, that I think we’ll wait till spring to change the bulbs.


10 Responses to “013/2011 our snow barometer”

  1. 1 Philip Conroy
    January 14, 2011 at 00:33


    that is a great image, and fun too.
    I had wondered if you would stop posting once the original year was complete.

    I enjoy them
    A very different landscape to mine in Australia


  2. 2 sinikka
    January 15, 2011 at 00:52

    Nice to read your comment, Philip! As you can see, I’m going for a second year or 365 photos – I enjoy the daily photo routine.

  3. 3 Sandra V.
    January 15, 2011 at 02:15

    Very interesting image – I like it! Boy, you have lots of snow!

  4. January 15, 2011 at 09:55

    We seem to have even more snow than last year. It takes some getting used to after a decade of very mild winters!

  5. 5 Susan van Gelder
    January 16, 2011 at 05:55

    It must be an art installation for the culture year.

  6. January 16, 2011 at 13:02

    Funny how extreme cold can prevent us from fixing things or getting things done, but so can extreme heat. When it’s hot, especially when it’s humid, I don’t feel like doing anything.

  7. January 17, 2011 at 19:44

    Susan, yeah, impromptu, modern art!
    Tania, we humans don’t take extreme temperatures and conditions very well, do we?

  8. 8 stf
    January 17, 2011 at 22:31

    now this is ART and culture

    (and yes the science was spot on too 🙂

  9. 9 stf
    January 17, 2011 at 22:32

    PS I LOVE this photo !!!

  10. 10 sinikka
    January 17, 2011 at 23:49

    Thank you Lorna – it’s amazing what you can spot through your bedrood window!

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