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Monday, 25 January 2021

Bird Water

 This morning:

Frozen Bird Water 2021Jan25-3rings


 23rd and 26th December 2010

Frozen Bird Water 2010Dec23-7rings

Frozen Bird Water 2010Dec26-10rings

31 comments:

  1. Little avian skating rinks!

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    1. I don't know why, but they seem to prefer the water.

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  2. That damn Debby beat me to my comment!

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  3. Perhaps one of your local art galleries would be interested in exhibiting your ice installation?

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    1. Our house is like a local museum if that's any good.

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  4. Isn't ice wonderful? It got me thinking how you could leave out various bits of old household porcelain (sinks, loos, etc.) , fill them with water, let them freeze, then pull away the cracked porcelain.

    My imagination's working overtime.

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    1. Our outside loo was like that every winter when I was little. It's difficult enough getting them out of a plastic plant pot base without having to chip off porcelain.

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  5. It's very sculptural! Ours melted in short order.

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    1. This year's melted down to half a disk during the day. It stayed below zero for ten days in 2010.

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  6. You could say it is chilly then - but we never do things by halves in Yorkshire.

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    1. Chilly for two days. It's warmed up slightly this afternoon.

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  7. We're high tech here. Our birds have a heated-birdbath on our deck. :)

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  8. You have an interesting ice sculpture there!

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    1. Strange how the top two tilted but remained stuck on.

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  9. Iced frisbees! What an amazing idea. Mind you they wouldn't last long in Death Valley or Alice Springs.

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    1. Wouldn't want to be hit in the face by one.

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    2. Don't worry. If slapping you in the face I would choose a haddock.

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    1. You should get your own plant pot base and see how high you can get. I bet you'd get double where you are.

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  11. Ice has its very own beauty, doesn't it.

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    1. I edited the second image to more clearly show the fascinating cracks and bubbles inside in case people don't think to zoom in on the first picture.

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    1. Accumulated at one per day. It's just occurred to me one could cheat by using multiple plant pot trays.

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  13. My birds use the stream and pond and the stream running into the pond just kept the water aerated and ice free at that point. I was astonished that the rest of the pond had frozen. That's unusual here.

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    1. I guess you have the benefits of the coast and the Gulf Stream.

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