12/17/2009

Ice Blanket



Contrary to popular belief, a frozen river is not a quiet river. As the temperature plunges, the water is loud in its protest. Groaning, wailing, screeching its resistance to being chained by frozen  molecules.

As dawn reddened the horizon this morning, the bay revealed its new winter skin, with tracks and trails of mystery spreading straight off to the other side, where the lingering currents are still putting up a misty, hoary fight.


They will not win this battle with winter. They never have. The swift water is stilled, and what lies beneath is sleeping.

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10 comments:

Photo Cache said...

Dramatic colors. I enjoyed all photos.

Guy D said...

These are beautiful Susan, I love those colours.

All the best :)
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful sky shots.

hetty said...

Fantastic winter skies! Breathtaking colours.

Kilauea Poetry said...

This was excellent..the photos are super and I love how you framed your words! Thanks-
btw..I can see why you say your feather brained! Lovely birds-

chubskulit said...

Oh I love the colors!

My Skywatch, happy holidays.

Julie said...

Good images here, Susan. I like the intensity of the colours in the first one, but it is the second that really takes my breath away. That line of moving current that stretches the horizontal is just terrific. I also like the mist rising further into the depths of the image.

Really good stuff.

Lorac said...

Susan, what wonderful shots of the river. I like your description of the freeze up as well! Isn't the colour magnificent!

robin andrea said...

It's so beautiful there, and these photos capture the cold so well. I love your description of the river freezing and the audible struggle to maintain movement.

JPT said...

Beautiful shots.