26 March 2010

Spring's teeth

After months of gingerly negotiating huge sheets of ice around the stream that leads up to the pond, we've had two or three weeks of warm weather and it has all melted and been forgotten.

Until today, when the temperature dipped to -8°C/17°F overnight and we were given a reminder that Spring can bite. It was cold enough to freeze the surface of the stream in places. Sometimes in jagged toothy outcrops:

And in other places in solid sheets. The droplets of water underneath this layer of ice caught the sun in a pleasing manner. Like beads of glass.


Lucy Corrander said...


The trapped droplets are a bit creepy too.


easygardener said...

The first picture is impressive - like moving water frozen in a flash. It makes me shiver!