So amidst all the 40° days and 30° nights recently, we had one cold day this past Saturday. I decided to visit Dean Brook and see how the ice was shaping up thinking of frozen cascades. Surprisingly, even at 10° the water was moving too quickly after our recent rains and very little ice was forming. But further down the brook there were pools where the water was able to sit and ice was forming. Forming before my eyes. It was really cool to look through the lens and see the water starting to freeze.
In this first image, the water is spreading over some already formed ice. You can see how the water is engulfing the ice but the surface tension, I believe that is the term for this, is creating an edge rather than the water just spreading evenly. So there are depressions within the water for short periods before it all is submerged. You can also see the crinkling of the forming ice on the surface.Of course if I don’t explain things, maybe it can pass as a B&W abstract. 🙂
And abstract was just my idea in this second image. Kind of an icy Ying/Yang with the reversal of shading between the two crinkling sides.I suppose it would have been even more fun had I done a video, but to be honest, that is a capability of my camera that doesn’t interest me. Maybe someday.
It sounds like we might get a little snow or mixed precipitation tomorrow but I am not expecting much ice this weekend. Maybe there will be some attractive mud.