This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Dam. They're back.

The Jasper County Community Services Building on Bomber Drive (or is it still Leopold there?) had impressive icicles and an ice dam yesterday.
We can be grateful that when we got the big snow, we also got a lot of wind that blew the snow off roofs, or else ice dams like this one would be causing water to back up under shingles and leaking into attics.

We had our coldest night of the winter yesterday, with temperatures well below zero.  But a south wind is bringing us warmer weather. We should be above freezing early next week, and the streets will be full of water and slush. Maybe that is why some robins have come back. I had heard early this week that there were some flocks in the area and I saw a group of cold looking robins near the Jasper County Hospital Thursday afternoon.
What do they eat when there is so much snow on the ground?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

They like to eat the fruit on trees that didn't fall. Crabapples and the like. Some birds even get drunk off the fermented fruit.

Anonymous said...

This has got to be a sign of good weather coming. Please no more cold, cold winter heavy snow days.

Anonymous said...

I noticed 3 frozen waterfalls on the roof of the old Sears Building, while waiting to going through the Lafayette Bank & Trust Drive-Thru. This was a few days ago, maybe they have melted now.