Flows and splinters
More ice and ice crystals from a recent cold snap:
The crystals cast shadows (just visible) on the water below in the first image. I’ve seen flow lines like those in the second one before, but not with those fine irregular details. The splinters (combs?) in the last one look like they grew from small bars scattered on the ice surface.
All three images are good abstractions. I don’t remember ever seeing combs of ice like the ones in your last photograph.
I haven’t seen those formations before either. I’ve seen crystal splinters in cracks many times. I think a person or dog scattered small bars of ice on the brook surface, a place for the crystals to grow in opposite directions.
The last photo reminds me of HD tv antennae. Speaking of channels, the second could be a drone view of winter river channels. I really enjoyed it: kept looking and looking.
Those combs are unique to me also. Nice find.
We’re supposed to get brutal cold over the weekend. I’ll keep an eye out for the feathery patterns. 🙂
Yes, there’s a chance. The predictions of a few days ago were single digits for tonight, the current prediction is 11°F.
Beautiful finds Tom. Ice is such a fascinating subject to study!
Thanks, Mark. This season interesting ice has been hard to find.