Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Thematic Photographic 86: "Water In Any Form" v.6.0 - Light and Heat and Ice


"I'm Melllting!"
Raleigh, NC - January 2010 (Click to embiggen)

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Back in 2007 during the Drought of the Century we put out rain barrels (which made little sense since ... it didn't rain) to grab the water off the roof when any kind of rain came. You'd be amazed at just how much water you can gather this way -- and fast too. I forget the forumla just now, but on a roof of 1000 square feet I think you can collect 600 gallons form an inch of rain or something like that. Anyway, I remember being a little shocked at the notion that the roof on the house and the roof on the garage could combine to catch close to 2500 gallons of water from a half-inch of rain. I digress. This is one of those rain barrels, equipped with an overflow pipe that drains excess water from the back (Yeahright. In a downpour like we usualy have, this is about as useful as trying to shoot a firehose through a funnel.) During the recent "wintry mix" though (which always sounded more like a partuy snack than a forecast to me) the drain was actually doing its job since the ice in the top had to melt before it could drain. Of course, the ice in the drain had to melt first. But ulitmately the spring thaw will sort it all out.
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14 comments:

Tracie said...

Great picture...I love the water breaking through to ice to escape the barrel.

Mama Zen said...

This is pretty!

Marice said...

such a great shot!


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Titanium said...

I love how water persists. Escapes. Finds a way out.

Daryl said...

nice .. did you turn the photo on the side .. is that like a park water fountain?

Carver said...

That's a beautiful shot. It is amazing how much rain can be collected.

snowelf said...

Wintery mix--it should have mini pretzels, junior mints, those little plain chocolate cookies that are kinda like oreos, snocaps, and white chocolate chips.

Well, it should...

;)

--snow

Cloudia said...

Water finds it's way. I live on a boat - I know! LOL


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2sweetnsaxy said...

What a great shot! Definitely something I would have had fun taking shots of. :-)

napaboaniya said...

Cool capture with the ice formed at the corner with flowing water next to it.

Brandon said...

What a dramatic photo! :) I love how it shows the state of water as both liquid and solid :) VERY cool!

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Natalie said...

How interesting, I've never heard of anything like this before, so "little" rain, so much water!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

That's pretty interesting. Just goes to show how much a half inch of rain really is. Cool looking picture.

Pippa said...

That is really beautiful, something about the water and the ice being together I think.