Monday, February 09, 2009

Hanging ice

We had a sleepless night last night. The cause. The gradual slip of the snow on the roof as temperatures fluctuate. The snow on the roof is a solid block of snow ice and during the late evening and all last night this 17m x 6m block began to slip downwards! It judders down the slate roof and off the edge of the roof, hanging before the next judder cuases large chunks to break off and down with a thud on to the kitchen roof and the canopy.

Here's a lump hanging over the kitchen roof (above) and the build up on the canopy roof (below) - itself sliding off on to the ground below. It makes one hell of a thud when a block falls from the main roof on to the canopy 3m below.

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