Hidden Beauty Along the River

A bit of cabin fever….                               a drive along a West Virginia river….

thin ice

thin ice

After a brief warm period, ice was beginning to re-form along the calmer stretches of the river.

The thin edges of surface ice surprised with their delicate filigree

or crumbled tinfoil reflection

But the biggest surprises we found along the banks of the river, where branches and grasses touched the rushing water

rushing river

rushing river

There were bell shapes

light catchers

light catchers

bells and blobs

bells and blobs

an ice-flower bouquet

drips and icicles

drips

drips

chess pieces

chess pieces

icicles hanging from branch

icicles hanging from branch

“architectural” structures

covered entrance

covered entrance

melting cake frosting

Well worth the frozen fingers!

line of ice candles

line of ice candles

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27 Responses to Hidden Beauty Along the River

  1. I love the ice bells and other fun ice formations you found Annette. I have a similar post coming.
    To finding hidden beauty!

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  2. tree girl says:

    beautiful

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  3. Dahlia says:

    Gorgeous stunning captivating visuals

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  4. utesmile says:

    That looks so beautiful, nature is amazing!

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  5. Tish Farrell says:

    What magic icework you have captured here, Annette. A little shivery though 🙂

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  6. shoreacres says:

    Just this morning, I saw bell-shaped ice for the first time, and now here it is again. All of your shapes are delightful: particularly the bells, the flowers, and the melting cake frosting. I don’t know if you remember the song “MacArthur Park” by Richard Harris. It’s a slightly weird song that was everywhere decades ago, and it has a line: “MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark; all the sweet green icing flowing down…” It’s amazing how your ice frosting brought that song back in a flash.

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  7. Fascinating what a little wind and water can do when the temperatures are right! Thanks!

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  8. What a great job of capturing the beauty of the ice in so many forms! Thank you. –Curt

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  9. Great shots of winters ice. I like your tinfoil wording for that one above, good way of describing it.

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  10. What amazing form and shapes …. it all renders to exquisitely. I love the bells. and also the candles, cake frosting, chess pieces … Annette you have had fun naming the shapes, and enjoying nature’s “play”. For a person living in a temperate climate like Cape Town’s this is a revelation!

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