Frost and water

Like fire and furniture, like wind and hairdos, water and frost don’t do really well together. It’s ok when the water is a part of you ice-cream cone and the frost in on the short leash of you fellow refrigerator, but when the water is all over you valuable possessions of even some real estate and there are freezing temperatures outside—it’s a total disaster.

However, the gurus of self-help are teaching us to see the bright sides in everything that’s happening with us through our thorny and troubled lives.

These picturesque icicles were the byproduct of the water-pipe burst on the side of the St Mary le Park Court apartment block in the downtown London.

1. Ice-clad tree. Photos by Fergus Jackson,

2. Ice-clad tree. Photos by Fergus Jackson,

3. Ice-clad tree. Photos by Fergus Jackson,

4. Ice-clad bushes. Photos by Fergus Jackson,

And the bigger the pipe—the bigger the fun (not for the pipe service team, of course). Here’s what happened in the Belle Isle Park on the bank of the Detroit River several years ago.

5. Belle Isle Park water-pipe burst. Photo by Eric Rabior (

6. Belle Isle Park water-pipe burst (with a man in front of it for size comparison purposes). Photo by Eric Rabior (

The result of the controlled water main leak in the Duluth MN. It happens there every winter.

7. Ice mountain in Duluth, MN. Photo by Don Lepper

8. Another view on the ice mountain in Duluth, MN. Photo by Don Lepper

Sometimes the ice can broke the trees almost to the ground.

9. Trees broken by ice. Photo by Danielle Rubi

10. Exploded water tower froze during the harsh Russian winter

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