After the gentle suggestion that I not spend more time at the reservoir, I went to a safer location…the middle of roaring Dean Brook. 🙂 No real problem there as everything had melted on the banks except a few obvious spots. The leak in my boots was repaired a while back so all I had to worry about was finding compositions.
I actually did not stop at the first one although I knew I’d go back to it on my return to the spot I came in upstream. I am thinking that someday I should get a trail cam and leave it somewhere that I think will start to build these just to see the progression. The water must be higher at some point for icicles to form like this or maybe migrates through the wood and forms the shapes by dripping or a combination.
One of my friends on Facebook suggested these were ice bats. I think that’s a good visual.