The second law of thermodynamics states, (in simple terms) that heat always dissipates towards cold (correct me if I am wrong). Thus, the heat in an object should radiate or convect or conduct towards the cold. So if this is true, can someone explain how icicles have a tendency to move towards warmer objects? For instance, when I have a campfire in a hole of snow (so that snow surrounds the fire, but doesn't smother it), the snow does it's usual thing, melting, but some of it also does not melt but moves towards the fire against gravity (sideways icicles!). Can someone please explain how this works while conserving the theory, or do we have to throw out thermodynamics (joking, don't get out your tinfoil hats yet).