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!