Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Hard Water!

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Trees reflected in the iced over Stanfield Marsh yesterday morning. The Marsh finally froze over, the ice appearing to be at least 3 or 4 inches thick, but the main body of Big Bear Lake is still open water.

I miss the days when the entire lake froze over, 2 or 3 foot thick, in expanding plates that would buckle and lurch over, or under, one another much like the tectonic shifting of earths crust from quakes.

The sound of cracking ice and shifting plates would reverberate from the lake and echo through the valley. It's been many years since that has happened here but I hope to see it again someday.

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Blogger Madcap said...

That picture of the ice is one of the most interesting photos I've seen in a long time. Great shots, all three, but that's my favourite. I hope you see thick ice again, too.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can remember visiting one of the locks on the Mississippi River north of St. Louis one winter day to see the eagles. Great chunks of ice had accumulated above the locks and were grinding against each other loudly. Very impressive.

11:16 AM  
Blogger MomEtc. said...

cool pic!

3:50 PM  

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