We’ve all seen amazing icicles. They’re everywhere during the winter.
But the one that Jennifer Holley has been watching grow outside her Downtown Boise office window is truly spectacular.
The icicle — which she has named Cletus — is now more a foot and a half taller than Holley herself. She’s been measuring it every week and giving regular progress reports to friends on Facebook.
“Happy New Year from Cletus the angry icicle. He’s approx 6 1/2 feet now and really growing on me,” she wrote in a post on Tuesday.
Holley is program officer for the Idaho Humanities Council, a nonprofit that supports history and literature around the state. She’s worked for the council for 15 years and been in a second-floor office in a building on West State Street for about a decade.
“I always watch it every winter, and this time he’s gotten really big,” she said, noting that it felt time to give him a name.
“I came up with Cletus because I always wanted an animal named Cletus, and I don’t have another pet to name.”
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