Subzero temperatures & icicles

icicles-Saint Paul-StaatsThe past week brought us some of the coldest temperatures in the past 10 years.  We bottomed out at 22 degrees below zero on Thursday night.  When it’s that cold, life becomes much different.    You spend five minutes layering up and getting ready to go outside, covering any exposed skin.   The moisture in your nose freezes instantly, and sounds travel through the air differently.  You are thankful for heat, wool clothing, and the familiar sound of your car starting.  But with the warmth of the sun beating through the blue sky, we were treated to beautiful icicles – translucent and glittering, suspended from the gutters.  Although we’re warmer now, the icicles remain, changing each day with the temperatures and the sun.