In case you’re like me and have a hard time remembering the difference between stalactites and stalagmites… the stalactites are the ones that hang down from the ceilings of caves.

And in this cave (one more of my encaustic paintings), there several groupings of these lovely drippy things hanging from the ceiling.  Unless this cave is as big as the caverns at Carlsbad, I think I’d be a little reluctant to go hiking through there.  No, really… I don’t think I’d make a very good spelunker.


Stalactities © Kelly Naylor 2008