Fascination With Ice

These pictures were taken in 2008 and were put in a blog when I started blogging in 2012.  Obviously, I didn’t post it. Since our winter has been relatively mild, I thought now would be a good time to post it.

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It was a strong snow and ice storm! The weather remained frigid and nothing melted.

I wish I had an explanation of how the ice formed on this coneflower seedhead.

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It was surprising that the rosemary could support the weight of the ice.

Notice in all the pictures at how the ice inverted all the reflections. The red in the left is an upside down reflection of our barn.

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I’m not sure what this plant was. It has the snow in the upper part of the reflections and the sky below.

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Thin stems reflections turned into wavy lines in the ice.

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I still don’t have an explanation for the lumpy shapes lining these stems.

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The whole backyard became a crystal showcase.

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I can’t remember what this was either. It was about waist high and looked similar to corn. I didn’t see how some of the plants could remain standing with all the weight of the ice.

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Red maple branches turned the reflections every which way. The duller red in the top is our barn in an upside position.

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I didn’t want to leave the lichens out,

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or the aster remnants either.

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I’m not sure what tree this was on

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or this one either.

The ice storm was one of those magical times that stays with you for years.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. These images are beautiful, Kathy! And, yes, magical too!! 🙂

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  2. What weather, what pictures – you could never forget that.

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  3. It sure is beautiful but that kind of ice often comes with a hefty price. I hope you didn’t lose your power.

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  4. Beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing. Your post ALWAYS brighten my day. I am so thankful for you. You DO what others want to do and are too lazy to accomplish. Nature up close and wonderful. Don’t grow weary. Your faithful follower.

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  5. Posted by Therese on January 31, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Oh…..my…..gosh! These photos are spectacular! You have such an artistic eye! Bravo!!!!

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