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.