Beaded skirt


Freezing weather, waves, and declining lake levels give rise to an interesting adornment on pilings: a beaded skirt.

Waves splash water on pilings and at sub-zero weather, the water running down the pilings freezes in pendant beads. Then the Lake continues to drop, the wind whips up the next day, and more pendant drops are formed. On the pilings shown here, this has happened four times.

Pendant icicles provide a beaded skirt of ice around local pilings.


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4 Responses to Beaded skirt

  1. Karen Pidcock says:

    Neat…reminded me of a work horse‚Äôs legs, with feathers! Your eyes so keen for such unusual images to delight or amuse! thanks!!

  2. Diogenes says:

    My Great Aunt Megg (“Aunt Egg”) had a dining room table chandelier with crystal prism skirt very similar. She was not a belly dancer.

  3. Irene McIlwaine says:

    Looks like delicate lace …. wonder if old lace makers studied such splendid designs? Thanks again.

  4. Alastair Urquhart says:

    On the right piling it looks like two embracing arms. Lovely picture.

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