This fall just as the lake was beginning to freeze over, a couple of branches collected frozen bubbles and formed a heart!
Last spring, I almost stepped on to this frosty heart just outside the door to our garage.
And I noticed this heart in a birch tree late last summer.
To me these are little messages of love from my Heavenly Father.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Not every freeze up or ice out is interesting but some times we get spectacular scenes. This fall freeze up provided fascinating ice formations. We had several very windy days as the temperatures dropped and ice began to build up along the shore.
It was as if the bubbles themselves became solid. There were thick layers of ice on every branch, twig and leaf.
The next morning, the wind and water were silent and still.
And we were treated to a beautifully decorated Christmas tree!
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This creek runs north out of Sandbar Lake into Little Indian. The trees along its banks are typically frosted like this from November though April. Since it is only about a 15 minute drive from home, I visit frequently. Last winter there was so much snow even with snowshoes it was mid thigh deep. This season we have had so little snow that getting down to the water’s edge did not even require snowshoes! I plan to get back there as soon as the temperatures rise to at least -15C.
A new year!
Will you be making changes to your life? Have you set goals? Are there exciting events ahead? I hope your answer to all three questions is yes.
The last couple of mornings have been magical! Heavy frost clung to everything. Brilliant sunshine danced off the lacy crystals creating a spectacular light show. Photos simply can not replicate the brilliance and intensity of such conditions. In the image below, the tiny pink dots are crystals reflecting the sunlight.
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Where a branch dips into the flowing water, ice builds up. Snow piles on top and unusual formations take shape.
This shot was taken at 1/320 of a second and freeze some but not all of the foaming water.
I look forward to returning to this creek with my tripod and more time to play with the capture of liquid and solid.
As I post, the truncated 2012-13 NHL season start is still unknown. Meantime, the purest form of the game continues on ponds and lakes and rinks throughout the country.