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Dale Hodgins
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Victoria is unusually cold this week. My friends make ferocement art. This mermaid looks good in the ice. The little trickle fountain puts out just enough water to make ice and to avoid freezing the hose.

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Landon Sunrich
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Unusually cold? It was bloody freezing. Great title though. I though the same thing myself. Its always strange seeing the soil going from soaking wet to rock solid, makes one reflect on the soil really being like a very slow moving liquid once you see it as a rock hard solid. I live near high banks and beach - it's also spectacular being able to see the seep freeze as it come off the bluff - give one a pretty good idea of how much moisture moves through the soil on a day to day basis. Ended up with giant stalactites of ice hanging round on the beach. Coupled with the neon-green phosphorescence (made more abundant thanks to everyone's drainage fields) sending out shocks of sparkling light with every foot fall and the clear night skys with stars stretching on for light years twas indeed a winter wonderland for a brief bit. I wish I had some photos - but alas batteries are expensive. Did y'all get snow on solstice up there?
 
Dale Hodgins
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Landon, if that were an old movie, you would have broken into song.

I've heard that the east is a little cool these last few weeks. We've had a little frost some nights and some rain most days for over a week. I read a thing in the paper about folks in Toronto who are mad at the government because of power outages. Hundreds of thousands of branches came down in the ice storm. Apparently, the government has control over these things. Those who failed to have supplemental heating that works without electricity, want others to pay for their frozen pipes and other losses. Looking at a map, I see that Toronto is in Canada. Winters are cold. Sometimes the power goes out. Plan for it.
 
Landon Sunrich
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I was following that a little bit over christmas. It looked really brutal. Beautiful and cruel all at once. A glistening gem veneer of unyielding icy silence.

I hope that's not a common thing up there? Hopefully no one froze to death alone in the dark and all.

On a lighter note Dale you have me writing songs again "Oh, Drainage Field...."
 
wayne stephen
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Dale , that ice formation looks like a geode .
 
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