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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Chasing Ice...

As the cold temps continue I've been treated to some
 beautiful ice formations along my walks with Griffin.
Yesterday was no exception in our beloved Erinan,
a 500 acre piece of private property whose owners graciously
allow people to respectfully use the trails and the lake therein.
This old water tower may not look like much of an artist...
...but with the help of Mother Nature it has made the
most stunning ice sculpture...
...drop by drop and splash by splash the build up has taken on
other worldly proportions...
...the steady and patient hand of freezing nights and crisp clear days
has unveiled this blue, white glassy marvel...
Blades of grass and twigs of trees encased in a frozen, transparent cloak...
Time lapsed photography would have shown the artistry in progress
but alas! we are only given the final product of a master sculptor...
Down by the creek, it seems the same hand has been working here as well...
On another note...
The title of this post came from a magnificent and very important documentary
that you must watch. One of the most beautiful and thought provoking films
about climate change you'll ever see.
From the Chasing Ice website...
Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. -
Its available on Netflix here in Canada.
Usually I find films about this subject full of scientists and politicians and fact finders
a tad dull but this film in all its sad beauty is physically stunning.
It literally is the proof that our world is changing.
Have a look.


Mairéad said...

Lucky you to have some real winter weather and beautiful ice sculptures to capture. Still mild, dull & dreary here and no hope of a white Christmas.
Watched 'Chasing Ice' just a few weeks ago - should be compulsory viewing.

Nancy Kay said...

Your ice pictures are stunning. I especially like the ones where the blades of grass have been captured in a column of ice. Wow.

I will see if I can Netflix "Chasing Ice."

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farmlady said...

Oh my, these photos are so beautiful. What is it about snow and ice... the capturing and freezing of water by Mother Nature.
I love the ones that have the twigs and grasses inside the ice.
We must remember why this happens and that Nature is always changing. I believe that change is why this earth survives.
I will watch the documentary. Sounds interesting.

Lucinda Keller said...

Brrrr!!! But beautiful!
Wonderful shots … love that little plant/reed in the ice. I am going to have to check out that documentary, though i always get so worked up with that stuff.