Ice II


About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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50 Responses to Ice II

  1. jenanita01 says:

    These are amazing photographs… just love them.

  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Wow, Eliza! These are exquisite!

  3. Pauline says:

    My, that looks very cold, super photos!

  4. Incredible images, Eliza!!! They are so powerful and wonderfully captured. Wow!! โค

  5. Cathy says:

    Brrrr! Fantastic photos. Wrap up warm!

  6. Val Boyko says:

    I love how you captured the ice as if it was soft and the wood so strikingly hard. Beautiful textures Eliza!

  7. ladygrace33 says:

    That is a lot of ice. Beautiful forces of nature ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Lovely winter pictures (Suzanne)

  9. MK says:

    Wow, just awesome!

    Here’s what I don’t understand – how come the ice has a shape as if it was water flowing & burbling one minute, and then some Norse god struck the water & instantly solidified it into ice? I think of the process as water flowing and then slowly freezing, in which case it would seem to just sort of make a plank of ice. I realize that I’m winter-challenged, but still…

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I love your perplexed questions! ๐Ÿ™‚ They make me really think about the process of something I just take for granted.
      First off, I’ll say that this is a formation that took over a week of below freezing temperatures to create. 24/7 REALLY cold! The edges begin to freeze first and grow toward the center. The water continues to flow, of course, under, over, around and through the building ice layers. What determines the shape is the speed of flow. Today’s post was lumpy at the center because of the rapidly coursing stream that bounced and tumbled, adding new layers continuously. My last post of layered ice is much slower, almost a seepage, that keeps flowing new layers one atop the other. Tomorrow’s post is RAPID freezing, stay tuned! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Wow, these pictures are all so pretty, but the last one is quite amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Laurie Graves says:

    Wonderful photos! Is that your brook or mine? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Seriously, though, I think the ice is thicker in your woods than it is in our woods. Stay tuned!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Laurie. This waterfall is spectacular this year due to no snow. It’ll be interesting to see what the warming trend does to change it.
      Looking forward to your post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Amazing Photos Eliza. Nature is always changing like our lives, just beautiful.

  13. Absolutely stunning. So beautiful and amazing.

  14. Gadzooks! Is that near your home? That is a spectacular display – both frozen in ice and as a full stream. What great photography skills you have to capture it just right! Winter for sure has its own beauty. Blessings, and stay warm, Sarah

  15. Incredible this can freeze… how cold was it?! But the result and pictures are fantastic. I especially love the last one… what a nice piece of art of nature… and the photographer ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you! It was probably a week or 10 days where the temperature didn’t exceed zero. That particular day the windchill was -6F (I think that is -26C). Cold enough!

  16. Wonderful shots, but they sure make me cold just looking at them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Stunning photos! You captured these frozen waterfalls so beautifully! I love the beautiful colors & textures.

  18. Such amazing texture and movement in the ice here. It looks alive, Eliza. Have you read the work of Masaru Emoto and his studies of water and ice crystals? It is a phenomenal body of work, showing that water is also sentient and the life’s blood of our beautiful mother Gaia. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos. โค โค โค

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