01.27.2019 Ice, Ice, Baby

Not a fan of the artist, but definitely like the title.  🙂

We’re finally hitting the ice season.  We had a few days of frigid temperatures and wind chills with some snow followed this week by warm daytime temperatures but the nights are in the teens so ice is plentiful.

Saturday morning was spent at Dean Brook and water laps the hanging branches and exposed roots along the banks coating them with ice pendants.

This morning, Sunday, I visited Harvard Pond in Petersham, MA looking for pond ice and the interesting shapes created as the water freezes. I wasn’t attracted to the pond itself as the ice is mostly thick and white from the melted snow refreezing.  But downstream from the dam had a lot of features to enjoy.

I have a feeling the subject matter pursued tomorrow morning will be related.  Oh, yeah.  There was a nice sunrise this morning but that’ll wait for another day to break up the ice monotony.  🙂

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 01.27.2019 Ice, Ice, Baby

  1. Thank you for capturing and sharing these works of art. How very remarkable nature is!

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  2. shoreacres says:

    The patterns in the second photograph are lovely. Those two little bits of ‘whatever’ in the center resemble milkweed seed, and the curving lines streaming out from them remind me of the fluff.

    Whenever I see ice hanging down as it is in the first photo, I want to break off a piece and eat it like a popsicle. I was quite an icicle-eater as a kid, although none of our icicles were so artistic.

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    • Those little bits are hemlock seeds. But I can see the milkweed seed likeness too.

      Same here. As a kid I ate my share of icicles, although my mother admonished me for the ones I got off roofs with all the shingle stuff in the ice. Ours were just long and typical, no shapely pendants.

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  3. White nice white curves swirling through the blue-black of the ice.

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    • There were quite a few similar compositions of which I will be sharing a few. The problem shooting them was the need to be flat above and, in order to do that, a lot ended up being broken. These were from quick forming ice that with the upper edge of water which then receded leaving a nice hollow below. Very fragile and I had to be careful about what I damaged and what I protected. The next person who came along probably thought I had just been tromping all over for fun.


  4. The cold is becoming a bit brutal lately, but the ice formations are a nice recompense. Both these shots are great!

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    • Thanks. We will see some severe cold and wind chills Thursday and Friday. I hope to get out and find some cool stuff, but I may use my better judgement and stay in. I’ll have to wear enough warm clothing and warming packets that I’ll look like a little kid on the way to school.

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    It’s hardly ice monotony, they’re beautiful! But I wonder if didn’t get too, too cold to go out???

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