02.20.2023 Been there, done that…not!

Just like much that happens in nature is by way of chaos, so too freezing waterfalls. Even the same waterfall takes on different appearances and textures from one year to another.  This is from 2017 and the one a few days ago, also from Puffers Pond, was made in 2015. These grow over many days of prolonged cold weather.  We haven’t had that sort of long lasting cold this year thus all my archival trolling.  There is some serious cold coming our way at the end of the week but once again it will be short lived.  Even though the nighttime temperatures this coming weekend will be in the single numbers they will not last long enough to recreate what you see above.  Meanwhile our high today will be in the mid-50’s.

Since I can’t do anything about the weather, guess I can complain about it.  A take off on an old quote generally attributed to Mark Twain but more accurately originated by Charles Dudley Warner.    Whoever said it, it is true.  🙂

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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26 Responses to 02.20.2023 Been there, done that…not!

  1. China Dream says:

    great photo.. we had the Chaudiere falls that I had to pass everyday going to work when I lived on the Quebec site of the Ottawa River.. I loved loved loved the winters when the water would be frozen against the dam where they would be usually cascading over in a thunderous roar… all would be still and silent when they froze.

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  2. Photo archive trolling is the kind of trolling we all appreciate. Like the picture you recently showed from 2015, this one from 2017 is a lovely sight.

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    A long-lasting and severe cold spell can even conquer a grand waterfall. Great discovery in your archives, Steve!

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  4. Wally Jones says:

    A title for your wonderful photograph could be “Frozen Chaos”.

    My biggest challenge lately has been attempting to show Florida’s magnificent swamp and forest landscape in a manner which makes sense to the viewer. Overcoming the “chaos” has mostly eluded me.

    Off now to search central Florida for a waterfall so when it freezes, I’ll be ready to tame the chaos!

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    • That would have been a good one.

      Forest photography is probably one of the most challenging practices. This was much easier. And it’s by the side of the road. I think that you follow Adam Gibbs on YT. He does a good job of it. This guy, Simon Baxter, finds wonderful compositions in woodlands and I get inspired watching him…and his dog.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Yeah, we’re having an easy winter for sure. I’ve only snowshoed once!

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  6. oneowner says:

    Beautiful shot, Stephen. We had a couple of weeks where temps were in the teens and lower and I don’t miss them at all. I’m happy to go shooting with only two shirts and one parka.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    No season’s exactly like any other, for sure. Just as our wildflowers have good years and poor years when it comes to their blooms, it seems you have good years and poorer years for ice. That’s when archives come in handy, especially since they bring memories of those really good years.

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  8. bluebrightly says:

    Well, your fingers are happy, no? 😉

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  9. Ann Mackay says:

    Oh wow! That is magnificent – but it’s hard to imagine how cold it must have been.

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