Buffy and I were hiking along the creek on my rural property last month. Open water remained in areas with the most flow. Thin ice formed over areas where the water had less movement.
Ridges of ice formed on the undersurface of the ice and resulted in the patterns of light and shadow on the rocks below.
The shapes and angles of the rocks added to the shapes of the designs too.
This one had me stumped with all the points that didn’t seem attached to a specific leaf.
The ice’s surface looked relatively smooth.