“Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.” (photos)

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This week in Baltimore there is just a slight hint of fall in the air. A little nip in the mornings and evenings that reminds us that summer is about to come to an end.

Being an autumn baby I love this time of year. The cooler weather and the golden light are right up my alley. Of course fall is just the gateway to the long often monotonous winter months. For my money they only thing that makes winter worth it is what I call “interesting weather.” Interesting weather can be anything from dense fog, to snow, to ice.

To get you all in the mood for the cold months (or to remind you to REALLY enjoy this last unofficial weekend of summer) I thought I’d share some icicle pictures from several years ago. It was January 2004 and we had just had a pretty hefty snowstorm. As the snow melted, but the evening temperatures kept dropping back down, we got some really awesome and evil looking stalactite like ice spikes.

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Ice Spike 1

Ice Spike 2

Ice Spike 3

Ice Spike 4

Ice Spike 5

Ice Spike 6

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