It may look like we are stacking up the ice to build an igloo but that isn't the case. This is what happens when the weather gets cold on the farm. The water not drunk by the calves that is left in the buckets freezes and has to be dumped each day so that fresh water can be provided to wet their thirsty tongues.
The sun dripping off the gutters fell down onto this plant and it is now a crystallized tree of icicles sitting in a flower pot covered in ice.
On the back porch, the table umbrellas are coated in ice. It is interesting to me that the water didn't drip off swiftly enough but froze, instead.
I'm guessing that it must have frozen almost on contact in order to coat the umbrella this thoroughly.
Even my garden tool storage mailbox is subject to the winter wonderland conditions.
Makes me shiver just to look at it!