Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Partially Frozen/ Watery Wednesday


Zephyr Creek last Saturday morning

The temperature overnight had been minus 18° Celsius (0°F) so you can see ice crystals on the ice in the lower right-hand corner.  The water here flows fairly fast so the freezing temperatures haven't been low enough for long enough to freeze all the water here.



Not a super-clear photo here of these crystals, some of which are about 2 inches long. I hope you understand why I decided to NOT walk out on the ice to get a closer shot.


   You can find more photos celebrating Watery Wednesday at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com

32 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Partly frozen---I think at that temp I would be totally frozen. Those Ice crystals are beautiful. Silver stars--(well white anyway).
Neat shots and please don't go out on the almost ice. MB

Jenn Jilks said...

Our lake is pretty frozen, different that a moving stream! I have a photo of similar crystals, must post it!

The cats helped me take a walk on the ice, just near shore. what fun!

RuneE said...

I envy you those "stars" on the water!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh EG, I love those ice crystals... They look like God has dropped little stars all over the place. How neat is that!!!!

Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dagrun said...

I absolutely love your second shot! Fantastic!

lizziviggi said...

You got a beautiful shot of the ice crystals-- I'm glad you didn't risk your life to get a better one!

Betty said...

I love the ice stars.
Have a very Merry Christmas.
~~Hugs~~

George said...

I think you got a wonderful shot of the ice crystals, and I'm sure glad you didn't walk out on the ice to try and get another one. I like the blue in that first photo as well.

cieldequimper said...

I imagine that soon enough it will be totally frozen. I just love the second photo.

judi said...

Flows to a quieter tune. Beautiful.

Craver Vii said...

I'm surprised that you got as close as you did. Be careful out there.

(singing) Have yourself a merry little Christmas...

Michelle said...

Wow, those crystals fell out of the sky? I've never seen such a thing. The stream is beautiful.

Shammickite said...

Brrr, I don't like this cold weather. If this continues, it will be frozen over in no time.

amatamari© said...

Beautiful shot: thanks!
:-)

Photo Cache said...

those crystals look so unreal. awesome!

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Leora said...

Lovely icy scenery! Never seen anything like those crystals. Like stars on the stream.

luna miranda said...

wow, the ice crystals are amazing, my first time to see it. they look like star fishes to me.:p

Becky and Gary said...

Our creek is very similar. Fast flowing so some is frozen and some is not. What an awesome shot of the crystals!
Have a Merry Christmas EG and all your family.
B

J Bar said...

Cool shot of the crystals. Such a foreign world to me.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Guy D said...

Beautiful captures as always, love the last one.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Carolyn Ford said...

I hope you didn't walk out on that "almost" frozen section! Maybe you just had a good sized lens...I hope...Those crystals are absolutely stunning! How perfect and the detail is incredible. Be careful out there...and, Merry Christmas

Jama said...

wow! such beautiful ice-crystal.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snaps. First one is very scenic. Lovely.

eileeninmd said...

Very nice! The ice crystals are beautiful, great capture.

chubskulit said...

The crystals looks like flowers. Beautifully captured.

Japan Sea.. Merry Christmas!

see you there! said...

Cold but beautiful. Love the shot of the crystals.

Darla

B SQUARED said...

You're forgiven.

Lorac said...

I really love the straw colours mixed with snow and water. Great crystal shot!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's extraordinary!
I loved the second shot!
Léia

Kerri said...

Those crystals are pretty amazing!!

Helena said...

Those ice crystals are seriously cool! Merry Christmas!

Judy said...

Lovely photos!! And the frost crystals look just fine from the safety of the shore, thank you very much!!

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