Still Learning To See

More ice…

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.

As flood waters receded some lovely patterns were left in the ice above the river bottom.

The hard reflections of bright sun contrasted with the less reflective area highlighting the amazing patterns of how the ice had frozen earlier.

With less direct sun, a different angle and a bit of snow on the ice, the image is transformed.

This entry was published on February 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm. It’s filed under Ice, Patterns, Reflections, Snow, Winter and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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