01.30.2020 Accretion and Flow

Another visit to the West Branch of Fever Brook but downstream from the previous.

This is what it looks like when we have warm days and cold but not frigid nights.Β  Crisp edges have become soft and take on an entirely different look.

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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25 Responses to 01.30.2020 Accretion and Flow

  1. You’ve become an expert witness on the subject of winter ice.

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  2. Andrew says:

    Does the ice go altogether during the day, Steve? Is there any permaslush? I imagine you have to time your arrival quite accurately if there is a complete melt.

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    • There is permaslush, Andrew (thanks, that just was added to my spellcheck dictionary and will appear again some day). Actually even when we experience the 40’s the snow and ice will maintain for a day or two. The early morning, as with most everything I subject to my photographic presence, is the better time as we have below freezing to help solidify things. This weekend might be my winter hurrah as the nighttime temps will drop into the teens but next week we are forecast for the 50’s.

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  3. Nice Steve! Fun to see the difference!

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  4. Lemony says:

    It’s almost cloud-like!

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    • They are cloud-like, aren’t they. You know what else they remind me of…making rock candy as a child in elementary school.. and then at home of course. I’d be in big trouble if I did that now. πŸ™‚


  5. Eliza Waters says:

    I’m surprised there hasn’t been a study of ice relative to time and temperature (maybe there has?). Like the many words the Inuit have for snow, ice similarly has many forms.

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  6. Yup, this one’s a stunner, Steve. And what a reflection! Fabulous!

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  7. shoreacres says:

    Here’s an article on ice from Britannia that might be the sort of thing you’re looking for. It definitely has a scientific slant, and as I skimmed it, I got the feeling there was a lot of good information in it. Besides, it’s free. If it’s not helpful, you can close the tab and be done with it.

    It’s easy to’feel’ the slushiness of the ice from your photo. I suspect you don’t have a slush fund, but you clearly have slush fun.

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    • Thanks, that is helpful. I have read several articles on Britannica’s site, one which dealt with the formation of methane bubbles that then grow and freeze explaining why there are different sizes and shapes. There must be some graduate work on the net somewhere dealing with that in more depth.
      Actually I do have a slush fund. πŸ˜€ Every week I add a little to it but rarely use it so into the bank it goes. One of these days it might support a trip to Texas and beyond. πŸ™‚


  8. A lot of discussion here. I would like to just keep it simple and say, magnificent.

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    The morphology of ice? πŸ™‚

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