Posts Tagged ‘intricate’

Blowing in the Wind

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Conditions were just right (on August 11) for this spiderweb to show from a distance.

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I moved closer to better show its intricate details.

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The web’s movement turned the “spokes” into narrow ribbons.

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The Magic of Ice, Part One

Designs in ice always fascinate me. A recent cold spell created both dramatic and delicate designs.

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The creek is a small wet-weather creek with a rocky bottom.

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A closer look shows intricate designs within the designs.

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Contributing shapes and the flow of the water seem to have quite an imagination.

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A larger area makes a larger “canvas” for the masterpiece.

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Nooks crowd designs within their confines.

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Some look like they’d break just from the wind’s breath.

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I haven’t decided what this figure resembles.

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Ebb and flow, as the creatures create themselves.

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I’ll post part 2 of this ice blog series on Wednesday, the 21st.

Ice Impersonations

I usually head for the hills when the ice starts forming in a small rocky creek only four or five miles from our house. The water was touching the underside of the ice two days ago when I was here.

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 It touched very little of the ice today. Intricate designs, combinations of sizes and shapes were vying for attention.

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My attention immediately when to the right side where a friendly, 4-legged creature was showing interest in what looked like a young bird.

This is the prelude to two blogs of the ice that was in this creek. The first one will be posted Sunday the 18th and the second the following Wednesday.

A Fascinating Design

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Designs in nature can be so fascinating.

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Especially this intricate design in a chunk of a long-dead tree.