Brrr! Baby, it’s cold outside! This was at 8:15 a.m. this morning, and the inside temperature was not all that comfortable either at 62, but the stove had just been lit, so soon, it was roasty-toasty. I love that wood stove!
Saturday, ahead of the much-hyped winter storm Harper, I went out to the waterfall and stream to take photos of the ice before snow covered it all up. Consistent temperatures below freezing for over a week had created some beautiful ice.
Depending on the speed of the water and cascade, different ice formations develop. My favorite are the slow seeps that deposit layers upon layers in tabletop forms. Fast-moving cascades will freeze in frothy formations, and steady drips form long icicles. (Click to enlarge.)
Pockets in the ice where the stream shows through are interesting.
We received about 8-10″ of sleety snow overnight Saturday, followed by blustery winds as the storm moved out and the temperature dropped Sunday night. Drifting snow packed into crevices and filled low spots, leaving surfaces that squeak when walked upon.
The fresh blanket of snow is pretty and lightens the landscape considerably, especially with last night’s full moon. Did everyone see the eclipse? I actually stayed up until midnight ET to enjoy it, but went to bed before it emerged from the earth’s shadow again.
Despite the cold, we’ve already been out snowshoeing. We mustn’t let a little cold weather stop us from getting our exercise!
Yep, that’s cold! It rarely gets below 14F here in southern England. I have encountered -31F in Canada. Even breathing becomes a new experience!
Lovely wintry photos.
Thank you, Adele. -31F is unspeakably cold! I’ll take our -6 above that any day. 😉
Quite similar with Helsinki temperature during many days. Just now we have warmer.
Warmer is always appreciated!
Ah – lovely scenes and the perfect temperature – not too cold!
🙂 It all comes down to proper clothing.
The images are fascinating.
Not something you see, I expect. I prefer your weather these days. 🙂
Very cool pictures – in both senses of the word.
Having a snowy day here today, but getting warmer. We’re at 16 degrees F at the moment. 🙂
Winter is definitely for hunkering down. But this latest big chill is definitely wearing me down. My walks have been shorter than I’m used to. I like being outside!
Have a good weekend, Nora!
Pretty cold hey. The waterfall looks amazing. Don’t worry spring will soon be here. Keep warm, glad you have stove lit, nothing nicer.
Thank you, Alison. The weather is supposed to return to ‘normal’ today. That bitter cold, below zeroF weather was ridiculous!
Glad youve come through it ok .
For now! 😉
That is so beautiful! We don’t experience many fully iced over waterfalls, creeks, or lakes in Tennessee, but I do recall a beautiful walk around a state park lake 15 years ago, when the ice was thawing and cracking after sub-zero temperatures. It sounded like whale songs.
Thank you, Marsi. A great analogy!
Wow! That is cold! Great images!
Thank you, Reed!