This is so beautiful. I wondered how you got the effects with the water and then I realized it was the surface of the water freezing over. I’ve never seen that here before! Lovely colours as well. Such a tranquil view.
It’s currently 43C (109.4F) outside in the shade here and I have just tweeted a link to your ice crystals post to cool my Queensland friends down. I live near Brisbane and the G20 is being held in the city now. Thus your president is being given an extra “warm” welcome to the city. 🙂
I had difficulty photographing the stream because of the cold. It made me hurry. This was not exactly the shot that I wanted, but I liked it anyway. The ice near the bank was thick enough to support one leg of my tripod.
We have had some chilly nights. At the moment it is 4º. The cascades were completely frozen over and the ice in the area that appears white was about a foot thick. Our night temps have been in the single digits for a whole week now. Interestingly, little ice appears on the big river so far, although I suspect there is some about 20 miles upstream where the current is slower.
My friend living in the houseboat on Great Slave Lake in Yellow Knife is frozen in now. When the freeze came, it was in hours, and it was a struggle to keep the houseboat level as it froze. Now, the ice is six inches thick or more, and people are skating. Soon, they’ll be driving on it, too, and having every sort of fun. It’s so interesting how the ice comes, in different places. Despite your hurry-up-ness, I really like this photo, and the two “hands” of ice reaching out to one another.
I had never thought about it before, but maybe the houseboat would be warmer frozen in the ice than it would be on land. The water underneath is certainly warmer than the air above. Most of our lakes freeze like that here too during a cold winter. Lots of ice fishing going on and there is vehicle traffic on some lakes. I imagine that people living in areas where there is a real winter react to it in a similar fashion, especially those who have been born and raised there. I remember, when I was a kid there was no such thing as a too-cold winter!
It is, but as usual in this area, winter will not really come to stay until late January or February. After the current cold spell, we expect rain coming up again mid-week. I would greatly prefer snow.
I’d trade you some of this cold clear air for a day of your summer rain! The ice that has accumulated on the streams that flow through shaded canyons will likely remain, but I think the ice on the main fivers will leave only to come back in about two months when winter will be at its coldest.