Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 21/ Nature Notes

Icy but not totally frozen

Today is the last day of autumn 2011. Officially winter begins tomorrow in the wee morning hours (12:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time).

This photo - taken last weekend - is of a shallow, slow moving creek at the side of a country road. Snow had fallen here when the water was higher, then as the creek water receded, chunks of icy snow were left suspended on the reeds.

To me, it looks more like spring than autumn. Since then the temperature has fallen significantly so I imagine it's all ice now.

Please visit Michelle at Rambling Woods for more NATURE NOTES.

16 comments:

Jill said...

It really does look like spring! Wonderful shot, once again.

see you there! said...

I really like the blue/beige color combo in this photo. I'm thinking "art project" here :-)

Darla

Gill - That British Woman said...

the way the weather is at the moment, I am guessing there will be no snow at all now. Super photo,

Gill

llandudnopictures said...

Went for a walk here this morning in just a t-shirt! Love the reflections in the icy water.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Thanks for explaining what I was looking at. I couldn't imagine how ice could be up in the reeds like that. Looked like plastic bags or litter.

Sandra said...

there is so much beauty out there for our cameras to find, this is really pretty, i like the reflections of the cattails.

Jenn Jilks said...

It's so pretty, isn't it? Happy winter!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

TexWisGirl said...

nice reflections!

Susan said...

Beautiful! Love the reflections on the water. Looks cold that's for sure!

Lowell said...

You have a good eye as I've told you before...I mean, who else would have noticed ice suspended on reeds? Not I, for sure!

George said...

I really like the way you've captured that 'suspended' icy snow.

Tara said...

Happy winter solstice! this is a wonderful photo!

Rambling Woods said...

I linked you up...it is springlike here today....

NatureFootstep said...

it looks great cracked like that. :)

Leora said...

Lovely blues - the temperature here goes up and down, but we haven't had snow since our freak storm of Oct. 27. I like the peaceful look of your photo.

eileeninmd said...

Prety capture. Our temps are going up and down like a yo-yo. I am much happier with the warmer temps and hope they coninue. Have a great weekend and Happy Holidays!

Friends who encourage me

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
East Gwillimbury is a rural town less than an hour north of Toronto, Canada's largest city. My family calls me CameraGirl because I take my camera with me wherever I go.