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The rare sight of an icicle in Houston captures the eye of a photographer.


Montgomery, Texas

A regionally rare icicle hangs from the porch of shutterbug Constance McNabb’s home in nearby Montgomery, a product of the recent severe wintery chill nationwide. During the second week of January, temps dropped to 25 degrees at night in parts of Houston proper, and even lower in outlying environs like The Woodlands and McNabb’s area. “I moved to Texas to get away from the cold,” says the veterinarian and Air National Guard volunteer, an Ohio native and self-dubbed “avid amateur” photographer. “It’s nice to know that we actually have mild winters down here, because sights like this don’t go away back home.”