Monday, February 05, 2007

ice blooms

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting A few days of single digit temperatures bring the ice into bloom. It starts out slowly, thin, brittle and clear as glass. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Within a few days it becomes a dazzling presence. The sheer weight of it is a force that can split rocks. It is, simply water, forced into a solid state by the cold air that surrounds it. And it is, simply beautiful. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting The waterfall is frozen, but still runs beneath the ice.When you stand next to it, you can hear it, and in some spots there appears a thin veil of ice, and you can look right through it and see the water rushing by. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Button up your overcoat, and don't forget your hat!

9 comments:

Claire said...

Wow Cyndy, that waterfall is magnificent!

Nancy said...

BEAUTIFUL WATERFALL PICTURE! That's one for framing!

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Spinner Gal said...

How absolutly beautiful! Oh I sure do miss the really cold weather back east!

Judy said...

And gloves! Never forget the gloves.

elise said...

All I can think of is how your had to be outside in this weather to take those beautiful pictures!

meresy_g said...

Lovely photos. You had to be so cold though. I find myself cinching up my upper body even just thinking about going outside. I probably have muscles that won't un-tense til march.

wyldthang said...

Hi! Your ice pictures are beautiful!and so interesting. It rarely gets cold like that for long enough here. How lucky to have a frozen waterfall! Put enough wool on and somehow I would'nt be thinking about the cold with so much to see;0)Have a great day exploring! I will work on that woodpecker picture ;0)Celeste

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