Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ice Spiral in the morning

The next morning I rose early and headed up to the mountains to see what had happened to the spiral. It had been quite chilly that night (below freezing) so I knew that the open water in the channel I cut was likely to be frozen... but what would it look like?

I was not disappointed.

The open water had formed what is sometimes called "windowpane" ice... crystal clear ice that is about 1/4 of an inch thick. There were lovely crystalline feathers throughout the new ice surface... it is hard to see them in this low-res image. The huge cliff wall was drenched in warm sunrise light and looked amazing reflected in new ice.

1 comment:

sally nurney said...

Sally - you are breathtaking. Your work leaves me feeling I must arise from my computer and get into my craft room... you are one in a million...

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