Sometime earlier that morning a water main had broken on this corner and shot water high into the air. The temps were below freezing and there was a canyon wind blowing causing the water to form incredible icicles all over the trees and the side of the building.
The spraying water produced feathery icicles all over the bare trees. But the unusual thing about them was that the added effect of the wind made these icicles form perpendicular to the branches. They were clear and brilliant. And heavy. The poor tree branches were hanging nearly to the ground.