Or perhaps it's more accurate to say: It's frozen. Today was one of those bitter, cold days that midwinter can cough up. A leaden sky cast gloom all day and made the air feel raw. The wind was so cold and strong that it has polished the thin layer of snow on rocks and parking lots into ice. What was I doing out in this weather, freezing my ears off? Heading for the gas station to buy batteries for a remote, while dropping off metal, glass and plastic at the recycling bins, skidding across a beforementioned parking lot. And discovering this icicle.