1.05.2010

Frozen

The swamp is freezing...






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...and there are floes of icy foam on the canal. Okay, so they don't technically meet the definition of floe, but a girl should have some artistic license on her own blog.



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12 comments:

Hugh said...

It freezes pretty. Well done, swamp.

swamp4me said...

Hugh,
It does come up with some interesting ice...

Randy Emmitt said...

So cols here in Durham, NC I'm going to try to walk on our pond this Sunday. The pond is 5 ft deep and about 75ft across. Ice in the rain barrel is at least 4 inches deep right now.

swamp4me said...

Randy,
The ice here is only about an inch thick -- not enough to support weight yet.

Woodswalker said...

Love those frozen bubbles in your second photo! And the hoarfrost in your header. I didn't know it got that cold where you live.

jason said...

Amazing how ice where it's uncommon can be such a beautiful and intriguing thing. These are just marvelous--and since it's getting colder, not warmer, I'm betting the one inch you have now is going to get a wee bit thicker before it's over and done with.

Oh, and they are floes, Swampy. They're actually a rare subspecies called "southern floe" that tends to be smaller and more temporary than the nominate type. (Unfortunately, the species is so rare that even Wikipedia lacks information on it.)

KaHolly said...

Such pretty surfaces. Makes you want to reach out and touch them!

You visited my blog and left a comment on a knitting pattern. I just discovered the link to the pattern was wrong, but I fixed it! Sorry about that!

Floridacracker said...

Even OUR ditches and roadside swamps were sporting an ice coat this morning!

swamp4me said...

Woodswalker,
It gets cold here sometimes but it's usually for just a day or two at the time. With this current system we've had highs only in the 30s for days and days -- freezing our little southern tushies off!

jason,
The ice has the same hypnotic effect as snow -- you just have to watch it! I found some great icicles today but I didn't have my camera with me :(

kaholly,
Thanks for fixing the link -- I really need that scarf this winter ;)

FC,
Crazy cold, pure and simple!

Kenneth Ramos said...

I find swamps to be some of the most fascinating places, so full of life and life unseen. Here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, I seldom get to visit a swamp. There are two rare high mountain bogs that I get to visit from time to time and I love hiking through them and oftentimes just sitting quietly and observing all that goes on in them.

swamp4me said...

Kenneth,
Welcome. I, too, find swamps fascinating. I hope that you will find the time to come to the eastern part of the state at some point and experience the swamps here.

Kenneth Ramos said...

swamp4me said...

"I hope that you will find the time to come to the eastern part of the state at some point and experience the swamps here."

I will be retiring, hopefully, here in the next couple of years. Getting out and traveling NC is one of the things I plan on doing.

Thanks : )