Random Acts of Living


Monday, December 17, 2007

Cascading Ice Showers

video

The other day when the ice was melting I went outside and attempted to tape it to share with everyone because I didn't think I could describe what it was like. The video I've posted is but a couple minutes of what I taped and still I don't think I really captured the experience. The noise sounded like the trees were breaking and then the ice would fall. If it landed on something hard it was really loud. You could hear these sounds coming from all around. The park is only a couple blocks away so there was some really loud crashing coming from that direction. In the video that I did not post I got some pretty good sounds BUT every time I turned to tape ice behind me would come crashing down. It was really kind of comical and very frustrating because I would change directions with the camera and then you hear the ice crashing behind me. Oy! Anyway, turn up your volume and listen.

7 comments:

Anita said...

I loved listening to this the other day, too... I wish I would have thought about capturing it like this!! Great job...

Moonshadow said...

I wish I could have gotten some better footage, I swear, as soon as I'd turn to try to get what I heard falling behind me then what I HAD been taping would break loose!!! I stood outside just listening for the longest time, it was sooo cool.

Peter said...

Hi! Sounds pretty scarey! Lucky no one was hurt. The other thing I was thinking. With all the snow that you have had, it hasn't taken long for it to disappear. I thought it would have lasted for ages - regards Peter

Moonshadow said...

Peter - That's the thing with snow, if it warms up enough it can all be gone in an afternoon. What you usually have after a big snowstorm are the "snow mountains" that the snowplows pile up in parking lots because they take longer to thaw. I remember one snowstorm that we were snowed in for two days because we couldn't get our cars out of our driveway. The snowplows going down the road in front of the house piled the snow on either side blocking our entrance and then the wind blew and drifted the snow to where it was several feet deep in the driveway. People were traveling the highways and we were stuck in our house!

Kathy Frederick said...

Really cool video. Sounds like crunchy glass. Thanks for taking it!

Moonshadow said...

Kathy - My pleasure. After hearing it myself I just had to try to capture it so everyone could hear it.

Wendy said...

You captured the sounds of ice cracking and falling to the ground well. It's really something to be sitting inside a house and hear such loud cracking noises outside.