Sunday, January 22, 2017

Ice ...

Wendy, Sooki and I went for a long walk today in the Sackville Woods near where I live.  


The walk through the woods is pretty easy as there is so little snow. 


The trail lead out of the woods onto an old blocked off access road. From there it went to the Sackville River; where a lovely sight quite perplexed me.

The rocks were decorated with ice.




I was totally intrigued -- and puzzled.

As I made my way farther downstream I marvelled that ice formations continued all the way down the river.

Notice that that chunk of ice on the right of the centre is hanging from a branch !

I don't know for sure, but I imagine that these ice shapes were created when the water was higher and wilder though we haven't had any rain lately nor any significant storms.  




I don't recall ever seeing something like this before.

Have you ?

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    1. It's very odd and beautiful. I hope I learn how it's formed.

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  2. These ice formations are so cool! I've never seen anything like them, but I hope I do one day!

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    1. Yeah me neither. I'm sharing them with the nature group and hope that someone can explain it to me.

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  3. Wow, great photos Sybil. You always find the most amazing things on your walks!

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    1. Sara, I've never seen anything like this before. Maybe a bit of it but it went all the way down the river on both sides

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  4. Beautiful pics Sybil. I have seen this before a few years ago on a small river in Chester (Trout River). I too was quite amazed. Haven't seen it since.

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    1. I was told that water is diverted into this river during big rain to avoid flooding in other areas. So it was diverted, flooded, froze and then the water dropped.

      Doubt I'll ever see this again.

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  5. Wow... those ice formations look so decorative and elaborate. They make me think of wedding cake decorations...

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    1. Very unusual even for Canada. I've never seen ice formations like this.

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  6. I've never seen ice formations like these ~ how mysterious!

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    1. Apparently water is diverted into this river sometimes and so the level was higher and when the level dropped again the temperature was just right for these to form.

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