Ice Feathers

Ice Feathers

Very cool ice formations today (pun intended)! It has been so frigid that what I call “ice feathers” have grown especially large and haven’t melted even at mid-day.

IMG_6757Even the icicles have feathers!  Many parts of the stream that were open a few days ago froze to black ice and needles of ice formed on top. So striking!

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The above photo looks galactic.

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Needles and feathers!

IMG_6791 - Version 2Even the bubbles in the stream froze.

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IMG_6753The temperature is rising and rain is forecast, so the above ‘art exhibit’ is due to change yet again. For the past few weeks, the weather has been wildly yo-yo-ing up and down, making for diverse ice formations on the river and stream. It’s lovely for walking about in Nature, but it is not so great when it comes to driving!

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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9 Responses to Ice Feathers

  1. Sharon K. says:

    These are fantastic! They remind me of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. Just wonderful.
    Illinois is pretty well pshutdown with blowing snow and windchills of 45 below zero until Wednesday.
    Great images, Eliza. 🙂 Thank you.

  2. Dawn says:

    Absolutely beautiful – transient sculptures.

  3. Robbie says:

    lovely feathers:-)

  4. I always sense such joy in your work- it’s such a wonderful respite

  5. Spy Garden says:

    AWESOME ice pictures!!!

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