Ithaca, N.Y. — Ithaca Voice photographer Zac Peterson snapped some great photos from around Ithaca and Collegetown of an omnipresent figure in our landscape these days: icicles.

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Here, we are republishing 21 of them — annotated with a stanza from William Shakespeare’s “Love Labour’s Lost.”

Writes the bard:

“WHEN icicles hang by the wall,
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail”

“And Tom bears logs into the hall,
And milk comes frozen home in pail,
When blood is nipped, and ways be foul”

“Then nightly sings the staring owl,
To-whoo;
To-whit, to-whoo, a merry note,”


“While greasy Joan doth keel the pot.”


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.