Icicles have been growing large all over the coast this past week:

Icicles - Middle Cove beach

Icicles – Middle Cove beach

These ones appear in the same place every winter, it’s a spot that doesn’t get any sun so the icicles can grow as tall and thick as trees, providing temperatures remain below freezing. Today is the end of their current growth cycle I suspect, because this afternoon we have some weather coming through. High winds, plenty of rain and most damaging of all: temperatures well above zero.

If you’re planning on watching these ice giants come crashing down, bring a hardhat, it’ll be a worthwhile accessory!