I have mentioned this before in my writer's blog. My maternal grandparents lived in Ontario's snowbelt near Hanover, and one winter, my grandmother's father came for a few weeks from the Netherlands. There was a snowstorm early in April, and the old man asked, "does the winter ever end in this country?"
Icicles are to be expected in an Ottawa winter, and some this year have been big ones.
This one was hanging off a roof in the Glebe.
Over in Little Italy, in the ravine the O-Train passes through, ice forms on the walls where groundwater seeps through. I've shown you this before. This ice formation is on the platform side of the rock cut, and will probably stay there well into April.
In Centretown, Dominion-Chalmers United Church has icicles along the south wall.
The church is an interesting one architecturally, rather different from conventional churches here.
You want to watch where you're going this time of year. Icicles like that falling could ruin your day, or kill you... whichever one is worse.