Ice (Yellow Birch Ravine IV – Thaw II)

Before we have a closer look at what’s in the second canyon, let’s pause for a day and enjoy the last bits of ice in this state.

Protected by overhanging cliffs, these miniature ice formations were created by dripping water that froze over night, coating twigs and branches that didn’t get away in time.

Or here are two unhappy leaves that were captured before the could peacefully decay:

The waves of flowing water over a thin layer of ice create pretty refraction patterns, too. This would look much better in color…

I would have liked to see all this when there was a foot of snow on the ground. But I might have ended up like that poor little tree below.

By now, all this icy beauty will be gone, making room for color, and growth.

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