Here is Will and Guy's selection of funny ice scenes, and interesting vistas.
- Amusing Ice Scene
- Ice Sculpture of Horse
- Lighthouse Coated In Ice on Lake Erie
- Chinese New Year Ice Festival
- Ice Mobiles
- Facts and Trivia about Snow
High winds and sub-zero temperatures have caused crashing waves to turn the Cleveland Harbour West Pierhead Lighthouse into a larger than life ice sculpture. Situated on the America / Canada border, the Niagara Falls often get snow, but it's extremely rare for it to be cold enough for the falls to freeze. Sadly the phenomenon is never likely to happen again, partly because of global warming and partly due to man-made dam to control the flow. To be accurate, it was the American falls that froze and not the larger Horseshoe falls, also at Niagara. Nevertheless, we are impressed by these frozen snow pictures with their giant icicles. Click on the picture to see an enlargement of the snow scene. Incidentally the Niagara is an American Indian word meaning 'Strait'.
Not So Much Christmas Ice Scenes - More New Year Chinese Ice Festival
The 27th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival begins on Jan 5th, 2011. A worker shapes a snow sculpture prior to the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin, Heilongjiang province.
Can you see a man in this picture? - It tells you the scale.
Question. How do Snowman travel around? Answer. By riding an icicle.
Where Did These Ice-balls Come From?We know a farmer who grows snowballs just outside Tinseltown, Vancouver, Canada. They are a difficult crop to grow and amazingly, the snow balls are ready for harvesting every year on April the first. The farmer is working on a variety of snow balls that he can grow in December so that they are ready for Christmas, unfortunately he cannot get the fairies to plant them at the right time, would you believe they are complaining that Christmas time is too cold to work.
Ice Scene of the Crime!
- Did you know that snowflakes are made up of ice crystals. This is a close up photograph (below) of a snowflake forming out of ice crystals and was taken by JJ Schad.
- Every snowflake has its own unique shape and is different than all other snowflakes.
- Billions of snowflakes fall during one short snowstorm.
- The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 miles per hour. [5kph]
- It is a blizzard when you can't see for ¼ mile; the winds are always 35 miles an hour or more, and the storm must last at least 3 hours to be classed as a blizzard. If any of these conditions are less, it is only a snowstorm.
- The largest snowflakes ever recorded fell in the state of Montana in the United States of America. The snowflakes were 15 inches in diameter.