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 ...