Brrrrrown: Natural ice

Snowpocalpyse, snowmaggedon, whatever you want to call it: it’s easy enough to be completely done with the snow around campus. Other than frostbite, salt sand-stained boots, and one yet-to-be-lost glove, the snow has left us with at least some sort of benefit: really cool ice.

Now, if you’re like me, you love a good icicle: translucent, sleek, and aesthetically-pleasing all around. And Brown has been #blessed with plenty of snow and ice formations recently.

They range from the quaint:

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Look, it’s like a little hat.

To the intense:

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Actual depiction of the Cold Miser’s sneeze.

To small, snow-covered portions of campus:

Well, anything to keep me out of the SciLi.

Well, anything to keep me out of the SciLi.

To vast stretches of campus:

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Main Green, white, at Brown.

Not to mention that the snow and ice hit up some off-campus spots and decked them out pretty well too:

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Waterfire, tonight at 9pm.

Like the RISD Museum entrance:

"I.C.E.": the ephemeral and (hopefully) temporary art installation now on display in the outer gallery.

“I.C.E.”: the ephemeral and (hopefully) temporary art installation now on display in the outer gallery.

The weather’s even caught the attention of those living way down the hill:

A cause we can all get behind.

A cause we can all get behind.

It especially looks sweet at night:

Something at Jo's to look at intently while eating a spicy with.

Something at Jo’s to look at intently while eating a spicy with.

And, lastly, my everyone’s favorite campus icicles:

Smitty B, or Santa's Workshop?

Smitty B or Santa’s Workshop?

So, if your parents, friends, and clingy high school acquaintances keep asking, “How’s the weather up there?” just direct them to these beautiful pictures. Nothing will make that ex who goes to Stanford more jealous.

Images via Kenji Endo, Edith Young, Julia Elia, and Caitlin Dorman.