Ice was on everything, highlighting structures we might not normally notice, bringing them lower so we could see them. Overhanging branches reached down like nets, barricading the usual paths.
Winter weather can sure be beautiful! In Oklahoma, usually when the sun comes out, the photographer must hurry to get the shots before the beauty melts away.
These were fun to shoot, making me think of a xylophone or wind chimes with these spaced icicles and intermittent drips.
Can you imagine these drips to the sound of a xylophone?
It is funny, I want to say this is a moment frozen in time, but really the ice was melting. I was trying to take a photo of one of the drips just as it accumulated enough mass to break away from the cohesion water displays.
That’s how this ice froze, crazed.
I have seen some glass that resembles this ice. Maybe it would be nice to have in a French door between interior rooms. But would it really give the same feeling of wonder as seeing how the water froze over night?
AND, the campfire has been extinguished.
Having solid water nearby on the pond was pretty handy; no need for a bucket or hose!
Yes, it rained here in Oklahoma! And since the temperatures have been mostly below freezing, Voila! Icicles!
This ice actually formed from runoff from the barn roof (in the sun) dripping on small branches (in the shade).
Isn’t it fascinating how water can take two such different forms? Amazing, and it keeps the world interesting and beautiful!
Originally the pond was iced over in a smooth sheet, which then was dusted with glittery snow.
Bridger and his cousin broke the ice near the edge of the pond, thinking they might fish. The edge re-froze in these wonderfully organic crystalline patterns 🙂
This seam of crystals divided the pond in two.
I am glad they are just ephemeral ice. No one will want to own them or steal them or mine them. They are just there for the passerby to enjoy.
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