I keep telling myself: it's nearly spring. Look, you can see the icicles melting! Wait... we had a high of 10 with windchills around -20? Then why is the ice melting? Ah, because it's bright, sunny, and clear... which means an even colder night. Dangit, so close!
I spent the better part of an hour standing outside my back door with tripod and long lens, trying to get just the right photo of the icicles melting. My housemates were starting to wonder what in the world I was up to, when I finally caught this drop, just barely ready to fall! The focus isn't perfect, but the shot was too cool to toss -- so, enjoy, and think warm thoughts!