Thursday, March 30, 2017


Spring weather came early this year with temperatures in the 70s in February – but then the weather reverted to more normal conditions. When the temperature is well below freezing, some of the river backwaters freeze from bank to bank –

In quiet places along the shore of the river itself ice develops, often into intricate and beautiful patterns –

Where fallen trees or low-hanging branches are within the splash zone of the river's waves an abundance of ornate icicles often form –

It’s been quite warm for the last few days, far above freezing, so it's doubtful if more of these beautiful ice sculptures will form before next winter, but ...


The Furry Gnome said...

The beauty in nature is often so ephemeral!

September Violets said...

These ice shots are just amazing! I'm sure these works of art won't last much longer. It's nice that you caught them just in time.