This has been a strange winter, a delayed winter, with nearly no snow in the Willsboro / Essex area. Most of the lake is still open, just freezing around the edges. And this is where I found an area with interesting ice.
A favourite but private section of shoreline, there are many stones of different colours, mostly small and roundish and smooth, beaten by waves all the time. I love going there, sitting among the stones, fascinated by all the colours and shapes. The only kind I recognize is a strong blue which is granite. But reds, pinks, yellows, browns, mottled, occasional green……….
So 2 days ago, I took my camera and went over to see what the shore looked like now. I stood on the bank above the shore since it all looked really slippery. And, Wow, so interesting with the ice buildup with help from waves and wind. This year has been really windy, perhaps more than in other years.
There must be an inch or so on each stone, with some evolving into shapes with darkish enters, some clear through, showing no stone. And stones aren’t all that has been touched, or encased, by ice. I found leaves and bits of plants, also with an inch or so, without even crushing the leaves.