Two bitterly cold days transformed our waterfall and stream from open water to ice.
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Brr….but so gorgeous.
Yes, it was, for sure. Walks were short!
Wow, I love the shapes of the frost! Is it hoar frost? ❤️
Thanks, John. Yes, technically, hoarfrost forms on previously frozen surfaces. Those stars were all over the pools, quite pretty!
Very beautiful! You sure get a lot of comments, Eliza!
Thanks, esp. when it is about the weather, everyone’s favorite topic. 🙂
I love the weather! 😂👍🏻
How very beautiful to see.
Thank you, Anne. More fun to look at than to experience, hehe!
Bitter cold here, too! You got some great pictures of the deep freeze. How brave you were to venture outside to take them.
May you have warmth inside Laurie
Thank you, Laurie. My daily walks for those two days were about 15 minutes… I didn’t see the point in enduring longer! What was your low? We got to -16º… I saw a clip from Mt. Washington… holy smokes!
Holy smokes is right!
Sending you a warm hug, Eliza.
Hope it will last a short while.
Thank you! It is much better today (30sF). 🙂
Hopefully, Spring is on the way, Eliza.
Stay warm and safe. 🙂
Thank you, Vicki. It is much better today (30sF), I’ll send some of the cool air to you down under!
It’s running hot and cold down in Melbourne this summer. Lovely and cool in the mornings though. I wish the weather would make up its mind which season it is though. I nearly put the heater on one evening last week and its going to be 37C next Thursday. Tourists should always bring clothes for 4 seasons when they visit us (and an inflatable canoe for the floods 😀 ).
Beautiful designs! And very hot here Eliza! Sending my warmth ❄️🌈
Thanks, Karen. The extremes of world weather is something to ponder. Our low was -16F but in summer we can reach over 100F…such extremes! Thanks for sending your warmth… it worked 🙂 it is in the 30sF today!
The cold does look very beautiful! I hope you are able to stay warm.
Thank you, Maria. Yes, we kept the wood stove going, so it was nice and cosy inside. In the 30s today, much better! 🙂
I have hiked to Bell Canyon Falls three times this winter: frozen solid.
Thank you, Roger, frozen falls are quite beautiful!
The ice patterns are beautiful, Eliza. I am not sure where you are located, but stay warm! Weather has been quite variable here in western Oregon this year, but we have not been as cold as friends and family back east are experiencing.
Thank you, Lavinia! I’m in MA where we expect cold, but it was the windchill that made this pretty extreme!
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Stunning! We had several days of frost that didn’t melt- everything looked so beautiful.
Thank you, Caryl. It is the beauty that sustains me in winter. As long as I dress warmly, it isn’t so bad. 🙂
Hi Eliza. Wow that looks amazing but cold. I’ve had enough of the cold stuff now! Need some warm sun.
Yeah, a sunny beach sounds good about now, hehe. Thanks, MJ.
A news report I heard called it once-in-a-generation cold.
It certainly felt like it. It was the coldest since I’ve lived here (32 yrs) and never before with such a windchill!
Naturally beautiful. Even in a winter coat, nature amazes us!
Thank you, Carrie. Nature always is amazing to me. 🙂 ❤
Wicked cold two days that is for sure. I hope I never see -48° again. Bring on spring. 🙂
Was your temp or windchill -48º? My sister in VT had a -22F low, so glad it only lasted two days!
Yes, it was awful. I was at Lowes this morning buying new thresholds and window weatherstripping. We have double paned windows, metal doors with storms, and the wind came in through every tiny crevice. Pipes apparently thawed today, and we have one leak, and our daughter’s kitchen flooded. Not a fun weekend so I hope I never see -48° ever again. 🙂
Wonderful photos. I’m not sure exactly where you are, so I checked the Amherst weather, and saw they’re sitting at 22F. That certainly is cold enough to create beauty like this. It’s impressive up on Mt. Washington, but not as beautiful!
Thanks, Linda. We are a bit higher up from Amherst, so a bit colder. The low Sat. a.m. was -16F… the coldest since I’ve lived here (32 years). That is an expected low for us here in zone 5, but what was remarkable was the high wind that brought dangerous windchills. Yes, Mt.W. broke their record!
How did you even get out to take the photos?? Hope it warms up soon.
I went out both days for about 15 minutes, doing a short loop around the yard and a bit of the wooded trail. Thank goodness for warm clothing and that it only lasted 2 days! In the 30s today, much better!
That looks really cold. I did not go out of the house for two days. It gets warmer today, so maybe …
Yes, much better today. I’m glad it was only 2 days. My walks were very short!
Epic cold & beautiful icy photos for proof. To me, the very toughest ones are all the birds…sheltering but little warmth…so happy to feed them.
IKR? I, too, thought of the critters out there in that bitter wind. But it seemed the birds are tough, they were eating seed like crazy!
Ironically, the 2 pics with “frost stars” look like spring blossoms….very Japanese-y. Lovely as always!
Thank you! I had a hard time limiting myself to a couple starry shots, they were so pretty. It was a quick walk…a short loop at a brisk pace!
Oh, that does look bitterly cold. I hope you’re safe and warm and not out too much taking photos. Not that our cold snap compares at all with what’s happening in New England, but we just got our power back about 2 hours ago, at the beginning of our 5th day without electricity. We were cold, but not all that cold (low 30s until yesterday). Be safe, Eliza!!
Thank you, Tina. I’m grateful it lasted only two days and we retained power. Glad yours came back… 5 days is a LONG time. Hope you had a generator?
We kept the wood stove going, so it wasn’t too bad. In the 30s today… heatwave, hehe!
We don’t have a generator, though I heard several rumbling away in the neighborhood. We have solar panels–which are great, especially in summer–but they’re tied to Austin Energy, so we can’t go ‘off grid’. We’re now looking into several types of batteries for this kind of outage (as it seems to be happening with greater frequency) that will tie into what the solars produce. That’ll take some research and a dollar or two. ( 🙂 ) I guess for what you’ve had 30sF is almost tropical!
Yes, positively balmy in the 30s! 😀
Lovely shots, Eliza! I especially love the fourth photo, a sky filled with stars! Stay warm and safe!!
Thank you, Donna! Yes, the celestial stars or ice flowers were very nice to see. Today is much ‘warmer’ thankfully!
Chilling! I love the little crystals that look like stars sitting on top of the ice.
Thank you, Barbara, those were so cool to see. 🙂
I was looking forward to a frozen Silent Sunday from you! Beautiful shot. Stay warm and keep the soup going.
Ha, glad to oblige! Thanks much, we did have a nice homemade soup last night with sourdough bread… yum! Much ‘warmer’ today in the 30s. 🙂
That must feel much warmer!
Yes! Downright balmy! 😉
The ice stars are really pretty.
Thank you, Jim! They were my favorites.
How cold did it get?
-16º… the wind chill didn’t bear thinking about. Treah was -22º Ouch! But much warmer today thankfully!
Very Nice Eliza! Your image does say “COLD”!
Yes, indeed, it certainly was. Thanks, Reed!
The ice “stars” are so pretty. I remember hiking out to see frozen waterfalls.
Thank you, I loved the stars especially, they were all over the frozen pools.
How magical ❄️❄️❄️
Yes, it was. I esp. loved the snow flowers!
Strange to see a frozen waterfall, but beautiful!
Thank you, Ellen. It was amazing how fast it built up!
Made for some gorgeous photos. I will send some sunshine your way. 😊
Thank you, Pepper!
I can feel that!! Next week should bring a change 🙂
Yes, it was pretty ugly out there for a while. Much better today!
It is so pretty, though. Today is finally warming up up here after two days of crazy cold. We will actually (supposedly) get UP to 30 😏
Thank you, Dale. Yes, it is amazing when we think 30s is warm, hehe! 😀
No kidding! 🙂
I hope you are staying warm and safe.
Yes, thank you, Tanja. I LOVE our wood stove! 🙂
I can imagine!
Astounding temps in the NE! Thank you for braving the frigid cold to capture these wonderful images, Eliza. ❄️💙
Thank you, Jane. It was pretty nasty out there Friday night especially. Back to more pleasant temps today!
We’re in a deep freeze too right now. Makes for nice photos though!
And short walks, too! Worth getting out though. 🙂 Stay warm!
Love the photos and hope warmer weather is on its way to you!🙂
Thank you, today was much nicer at 42º!
What lovely photos! Delicate beauty abounds…
Thank you, Kim!
That is so pretty, and bravo for braving the cold to see it! Hope it warms up a bit for you soon.
Thank you, Cathy. Today was back to reasonable weather with a balmy high of 42F! 🙂
Brr! Snow is one thing, but ice? That can be scary, especially if you have to drive somewhere. Be safe out there, Eliza!
Thanks, Debbie. Luckily, it only lasted two days, and we’re back to above freezing during the day time… much nicer!
Lovely photos but I’m amazed you ventured out to take them based on the weather reports I’ve heard!
Thanks, Kris! Warm clothing makes a big difference, essential in this climate. I didn’t linger, however. I’m not THAT crazy, lol!
You’re right it was nuts and as I drove the mail from Manchester to Dover not only was the windchill crazy cold the temp was -11 as I began at 1:30 am and the winds pushed both my tiny car and that big box truck around. My body temp was still only 96 after warming for over an hour.
I’m glad it only lasted two days!
You and me both poor Canadians 😦 no wonder their birds spend the winter with me.
So glad to hear you kept safe and warm Eliza and your photographs are amazing 💙 xxx
Thank you kindly, Xenia!
You’re hardier stuff than I am. I’d have been snugged up by the fire. But I’m glad to see your frozen waterfall. And glad it’s warming up there.
Thank you, Lisa. Couldn’t do it without my full length down coat and Sorel boots! Gear makes all the difference. 🙂
Beautifully frozen ❄
Thank you, Jill. It was a very cold couple of days!
While I bemoan our warm winter I am not sorry to see those sub-zero temperature gone. Your waterfall and brook must have been covered with all sorts of icy interest. I was disappointed when I went to Harvard Pond for ice abstracts in its outflow only to find that the preceding warmth had limited what the deep freeze was able to accomplish there. Other places were frozen over and South Spectacle Pond was able to support ice fishing.
Yeah, those 2 days were a bit extreme. I like 30-40s much better. 🙂
Oh yes … this does convey an icy cold feeling. We have been having a colder than usual winter and lot’s of longtime residents are saying it’s been the coldest they remember. Nice spot and shot!
Thank you, Denise. We are opposite… except for this cold spell, we’ve had a record warmth. Makes it easy to get outside most days.
I need to take a hot shower after looking at these photos (or at least close the window with the cold breeze!). The second photo of this series had such an interesting, pleasing pattern. One of those perfect winter-type shots – while your first shot looks miserably cold 🙂
Ha, thanks, Randall. It was super cold for sure, and I was glad it only lasted 2 days and not a week!