I know many folks around here are sick and tired of ice and I may get that way too, but for now… .
Yesterday, after I was on the little stream, I stopped nearby on the Mad River to see what was there. A good deal more water than the stream and faster in places but the edges and areas where it had overflowed its banks both had some fascinating patterns.
At one point I watched the water flood over some ice and, because it was so cold (10F), freeze almost instantly. The ice and the water both described similar patterns driven by the energy of the river.