Monday, January 29, 2018

Creekside Ice

When we get a lot of thawing and freezing, we get some interesting patterns of creekside ice.  We've had a lot of mild weather for a few days, and now it's cold again.  Even on any one day it will likely be above freezing during the day, and below freezing at night.  The smallest little creeks provide some amazing patterns if you look closely.

This is Rocklyn Creek, a small creek that passes a mile north of Rocklyn.  I stopped a week or so ago as I was driving by.  The creek has melted during the thaw, but overnight the edges start freezing again.  With cold weather now it will be all white again shortly.

Take a close look.  I find you need to edit these photos a fair bit to get the pattern to show up well; otherwise they're just shades of grey.

And on the other side of the road...

I think this water, flowing out of groundwater springs a couple of miles upstream, is very cold!

With some judicious cropping I tried to get several photos out of the one photo above - three photos extracted from one.

And along the Beaver River where it flows through Lake Eugenia. 

Either I have an eye for the tiny and usually not-noticed bits of beauty in nature, or I'm desperate for photos to share!

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20 comments:

  1. Nature creates such beautiful art. You have an eye for it.

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  2. Ice is almost always photogenic and each freeze/thaw/freeze creates new patterns.

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  3. Wonderful winter watery textures. Now if it weren't so bloody cold. This has been a tough winter in New England. As you illustrate winter can also be inspiring.

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  4. A lovely series of shots - I particularly like the third one. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Some more actual quilting outlines there, the detail in the ice edges is amazing. Curves and swirls, all could be done with a long arm machine!!

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  6. They are truly beautiful and enjoyable, for me at least. :-)

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  7. Definitely the former.....you have an eye for the beauty in nature. Well done!

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  8. They're beautiful and interesting shots no matter how they were arrived at.

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  9. These are beautiful! I miss our lake. The frog pond is just frozen, and gets a puddle on top in a thaw.
    I love the little creeks.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  10. Amazing how things freeze and thaw , such beautiful photos that you captured of it as well

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  11. Hello, pretty views of the creek. Our weather has been like a yo-yo! Lovely photos! Enjoy your day!

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  12. Taking a closer look is almost always good! (Except for snakes, I stay away from them!)

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  13. It looks like a glass sculpture

    Mollyx

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  14. Water, in all of it's forms, fascinates me! We noticed the streams and rivers are not frozen up our way.

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  15. Yes, I remember streams and creeks doing that as well.

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  16. Interesting and beautiful designs made by the ice and the water.

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  17. Mother Nature makes some beautiful ice sculptures!

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  18. Ah, I think I had more fun clicking attractive ladies at the Gasparilla, more than I would have following along with you. But ya did good.

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  19. Hi Furry....
    Good eye!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  20. I really can't complain. The temperatures here on the coast have been moderate. We can let the woodstove go out at night without a problem. - Margy

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