11 December 2010

Ice contours

I don't understand the process by which these icy contours form, but the end result is attractive.

After a cold week, the temperatures got above the freezing mark today. The stream, whose surface had been completely frozen, is now running with water again. In some places, it is bubbling through holes in the ice, rather like a blow-hole:

The chickens didn't stir from the barn for two days this week, when it was too cold and windy for them outside. Today, though, they're back in the orchard. We got four eggs from them yesterday, which is the first time since 22 September that we've had that many. And about time, too.

With freezing rain in the forecast for tomorrow, and cold temperatures again after that, they'd better make the most of their day outside!


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Amanda girl !
Yes .. those ice contours are rather weird aren't they ? But pretty all the same : )
Poor chickens .. I bet they don't know what to do with themselves at times ? .. this freezing rain thing .. I'm not sure if it will really hit Kingston that badly but you can never tell with our Twilight Zone weather here .. fingers crossed it won't be so bad any where !
Four eggs !! congratulations girl !

Carolyn ♥ said...

I'm thinking maybe the snow or ice had melted a bit then wind and freezing temps caused the contours...whatever, they are very unique.

Esther Montgomery said...

I haven't seen ice contours before.

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