Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Nice Ice

Much of the U.S. and Canada have been excessively hot recently. When it's over 90°F at the house it's too d--m hot and it's been that and more for several days. Today it's 94°F at the house with additional days over 90°F forecast for early nest week. To help keep cooler, I'll transport you back a few months

Some say the world will end in fire,

some say in ice,


Is also great

And would suffice.

Robert Frost

Personally, I favor ice and find the photographic possibilities in ice are great and do suffice.

Winter’s long over and winter's ice is long gone and but a memory. There’s ice that is a dangerous nuisance – as was the ice on which I fell a number of years ago and smashed a camera in the process. Six of my ribs were broken and the camera was smashed beyond repair.

But there’s also nice ice that creates beautiful formations on waterfalls, on the edge of running water, on still water and on branches.

Here’s a selection of that nice ice –

Ice is ofttimes nice and sometimes not, but it can be beautiful and cooling, whether cooling a liquid refreshment or merely in our memories.


The Furry Gnome said...

Fascinating ice pictures! Just looking at them cooled me down.

Marcia said...

We have been relying on fans, shades and lots of ice cold liquid. Living in an old house with no AC here in NH is a learning experience for us in many ways. Beating the heat is a new lesson learned.

Barbara Rogers said...

Good timing for a post full of beautiful ice!

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Oh yes, ice and its many ways of being beautiful are probably the most important pleasures of winter for me. Ice also makes it possible for me to explore some shallow backwaters and swamps that I cannot access either on foot or by canoe until they are solidly frozen. Beautiful photos! And cooling, too, on these miserably hot days. Even up in the Adirondacks, the temperature was 98 yesterday.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Cool pictures!