Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Snow Cornice

It was interesting to see the snow cornice on the roof of the house this past weekend. When we first got there, we had about 10" of snow hanging from the roof.


Upon further inspection, you could see where it curled back towards the house, including the icicles, almost like a wave curling back on itself. It must have been a slow process where the icicles built up as the snow slowly slid down the roof.





Finally, around 1 a.m. Sunday night/Monday morning, the snow and ice made a loud rumbling and scraping sound as it broke free and created a roof avalance. I was amazed by the width of the snow field it created under the eaves. Good thing the dogs were inside when it let go.

10 comments:

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Wow quanta neve.... ed io mi lamento di qualche spruzzata di neve che è caduta oggi da me !!!!
Buona serata :)
Myriam

Jacob said...

I think I'm going to like the Chicken Dance Ranch! Great post. Reminds me of my youth in Minnesota...Yikes, so much snow!

Gaelyn said...

I used to love to watch the snow curls creep off the roof and even threw snow balls thru them. Yet you must be careful if they're over a door.

Elaine said...

The curl of snow over the eaves is very interesting, like frosting dripping over the side of a cake. I love your wave curl photo!

We love Luna said...

Mon Dieu!Lots of snow , but it's sooo beautiful!
Wonderful pictures!
I specially love that first one, charming!
purrs
Luna

don said...

A very interesting and well documented natural happening. Nice detail and you've shown the process very well.

SouthernSass said...

Very cool! We don't get snow very often here so I have been enjoying everyone elses snow shots!

Lew said...

Your chickens must have been doing a snow dance!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Lovely series of photos and that sure was some dump after the roof avalanche - yikes - you'd need to shout CLEAR like they do in the hospital dramas!!

Titania said...

This is such a lovely place, be it summer or winter.