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An old white farmhouse with a porch swing that is covered in ice and snow.


Icy Porch Icy Porch

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Icy Porch

I have never seen a house whose porch had as much ice on it as this one had. The swing was firmly anchored to the floor of the porch by thick stalactites of frozen water.

There was a broken pipe on the ground next to the porch that erupted with a spray of water every couple of minutes, which is visible on the right side of this photograph. It was the source of the water that formed the swing's frozen coating.

The house is at the corner of North Clinton Street and Mayhew Road near Leo-Cedarville in northwest Allen County, Indiana.


Update: At the beginning of February, 2020, I discovered that this house had been demolished.




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Price: $200.00 - $700.00
SKU Print Size Framed or Unframed Price Qty.
frozen-swing-1-small-unframed 7x7 inch Unframed $200.00
frozen-swing-1-small-framed 7x7 inch Framed $325.00
frozen-swing-1-medium-unframed 11x11 inch Unframed $350.00
frozen-swing-1-medium-framed 11x11 inch Framed $475.00
frozen-swing-1-large-unframed 15x15 inch Unframed $500.00
frozen-swing-1-large-framed 15x15 inch Framed $700.00






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