Universe & Everything Else

Weather and Storm related images:

Symbols relating to weather have been carved into stone and painted on cave walls since the dawn of civilization. Indigenous peoples created communication symbols to tell stories or leave warnings or directions to others. Ancient symbols include suns, clouds, bolts of lightning and so on. Modern meterologists also use symbols to represent suns, clouds bolts of lightning in televised weather reports. Which proves the old adage; The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Tornados
  • Blizzards
  • Rain Clouds
  • Icicles

What are Icicles?

Icicles are spikes of frozen water that form when dripping water freezes as it flows downward.   People who live in cold countries are very familiar with these ice daggers. Those who live in climates without snow can only guess...or make their own through refrigeration.
Each subsequent drop freezes over the other until icicles gradually form. Ice and icicles can be dangerous and destructive to people and buildings. If your house has icicles along the roof it means your home is not properly insulated. You are heating the great outdoors and wasting hard-earned dollars. Save your money and get your house insulated.

Water drips off from badly insulated roofs as heat from the house escaped through the roof. This forms dangerous icicles which can break off and fall like frozen daggers. Icicles also form on tree branches. If ice becomes heavy the weight can cause branches to break and fall. Visit wikipedia.org Icicles for more detailed information about icicles.

Warmcicles or Drycicles:

Paper icicles or Warm/Drycicles won't melt or damage and are super easy to make.  Simply cut long triangles out of regular 8 1/2 x 11" paper. 
A sheet of paper should make 5 to 10 icicles depending upon thickness. 
Cut the icicle shapes with straight edges or with squiggled lines to mimic actual ice cycles.

Hang holiday ornaments anywhere and everywhere to imitate a warm winter freeze.  Drape icicle ornaments on Christmas trees, in windows, or anywhere bright colorful decorations are desired. Construct a large paper tree for a wall with various shades of green construction paper and decorate with icicles, or draw a large tree on a sheet of easel pad paper to tack onto a wall or other flat surface.