I’ve added another couple photos to show the continual changes that happen in winter around these parts.
The slideshow illustrates how things can change dramatically at our waterfall in winter. Last Thursday the temperatures rose a little above freezing reaching the mid-30s F, after weeks of icy temperatures. Then came heavy rain on Friday with a high of 48F, clearing on Saturday with temperatures dropping rapidly to below freezing within hours.
The last photo shows two days of frigid temps solidifying the stream and waterfall again. It is a beautiful sight. Snow is forecast this afternoon, so the view will change once again. The vagaries of winter, indeed.
Gorgeous wintry waterfall views Eliza!
Thank you, Julie. The waterfall is a great attraction in winter, nearly every day a different scene as the ice grows and retreats.
All of nature is so beautiful and interesting, isn’t it? 🙂
It really is!! 🙂
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Thank you for sharing!
That is TOO cold.
For a CA guy like yourself, I expect so! With proper outerwear, however, it really isn’t so bad. ‘Bracing’ is a good word for a walk outside today. 😉
Lovely photos–today here in the Woodstock NY area there is a bit of snow, nothing to add up to anything, but it changes the visual and covers the black ice we got the last few days after a thaw. I am happy to watch the wildlife in the back yard and stay indoors myself today!
Thank you, Donnalee. We’ve had flurries all day, yet through hazy sunshine. 4-8″ are predicted overnight. Black ice under snow can be treacherous walking. Be careful if you do go out!
I often work at home during much of the week and go to the office the other half of the week. Today is at home watching the snow!
What a lovely little waterfall!! I wish we had something like that here! ❤
Thank you, Joanna. Yours would probably be buried in snow– You get so much! Did you get a thaw or are you still deep in the snowbanks?
We did have a thaw and lost about half of the snow…still very deep in most places, though.
It is fascinating to see the changes that can happen overnight. Your winter sounds rather temperamental at the moment!
It has been more cold than warm this winter, but it can change rather quickly. I prefer a cold winter to a mild one, however. I’m always worried that the plants will break dormancy too early!
Wowsah! Spectacular! Same here in Maine, minus the waterfall. Today we took pictures of the Kennebec River, all chunked up with ice. I plan on posting pictures on Friday. What a weird, weird winter.
It has been rather extreme so far, hasn’t it? I’ve seen reports about the northern rivers jamming up with ice and flooding. So glad our river didn’t do that! I look forward to seeing was the Kennebec looks like.
The Kennebec will be featured in my Five for Friday. It has flooded the way it usually does in the spring, but never in January. So very weird.
Don’t you love New England? Never boring! 🙂
So true! ❤
I love the slideshow – you have so much more change with a waterfall than you get with a pond – which is currently very frozen after nearly unfreezing during the warm weather last week.
Thank you, Sarah. As the water continues to flow, the ice formations change every day. It is an art exhibit that is different with each visit!
So beautiful, Eliza!
Thank you, Pete! You’d love all the endless ice formations here, but you’d have to dress warmly! 😉
What a great slideshow to show the variety. I’ve been meaning to et down to the Potomac, which has been frozen, but still rises and falls with the tides, making interesting crushed ice near the shoreline.
Thank you, Lisa. A tidal basin would be interesting – hope you get there!
You have a wonderful view. Love all of the quick transitions. I think the entire country has been on a temperature roller coaster this winter. I know we have here in E. TN.
Thank you. Yes, it seems the whole world is having strange weather, it even snowed 15″ in the Sahara!
Really?! I hadn’t heard that!
Thanks for the link. I love that it was called “special.”
This winter has been a wild ride!
Yes, it has! And we’re only about halfway done. 😉
It’s going to stick around awhile it looks. It’s really cut down on my movement this year.
Me, too, too cold to be out long.
Thank you, Belinda. Sorry about the slideshow. Is JS something one must download? I am not very computer savvy, I’m afraid!
I can’t seem to get it to work on my system.
Wonderful,observations Eliza 🙏
Thank you, Val!
Love the latest winter update and try to stay warm!🙂
Thank you, we’re in for the long haul. 😉
I do love the look of a frozen waterfall!
It kind of reminds me of Venetian glass. Quite beautiful!
Excellent, frozen in time.
Thank you, that it is!
I love that first shot! As you know, snow is a foreign concept for me but you sure do make it look pretty.
Thank you, Kris. I did an update because I realized many folks aren’t familar with the way winter shapes the landscape. It is cold, but it sure is beautiful!
Very beautiful. We seldom get that kind of cold here…or that kind of beauty.
Thank you, Sue. It is one of the rewards of living in this climate. Nature may feel harsh at times, but always beautiful.
Yes, she is…always.
At least you are seeing change, rather than just a bland whiteness. Your images of the waterfall are beautifully captured.
Thank you very much, Christina. We’re at the tail end of a storm that has blanketed our world with 5″ of fluffy, new snow. The woods are like a fairyland and the waterfall is buried once again.
Lovely images. It has been way too cold here to attempt to take winter pictures or maybe we are wimps…(Suzanne)
Thank you, Suzanne. Good to hear from you. You are right, it has been awfully cold lately and you’re smart, not wimpy! 🙂
Beautiful! Images like these make me miss living in Alaska.
It is beautiful, but your zone has better gardening I think!
It’s 42 degrees Celsius for the second day in a row over here in my neck of the woods (in South Australia). Such a contrast! x
Thank you, Ronja!
These are so incredible!
Thank you, Cindy. A bit different from the Holler, eh? 😉
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