That’s So 2020 – Ice Cubes

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December 2, 2020

On our walk from Capilano Park, the river ice put on quite the show.

Ice Cubes ©

Ice cubes leaned drunkenly along the shore,

while in midstream, there floated many more.

Pristine white, translucent or dirty grey,

we’d no idea how each got that way.

Illuminated by strong late fall sun,

vying with each other to see who won,

some setting the tone by shining brightly,

others covered in dirt, quite unsightly.

These photos will explain it best.

White snow on top of a floating dirtball.
I kicked some loose snow off the bridge deck causing this shower to fall to the water below
Reflections of an ice jam
Trees reflected in water as new shelf ice starts to form.
Little bits of snow and ice float by as whirlpools form
Sun reflecting on water as ice lines the shore
Window on the ice
Blue gleams through ice sheets
Gleams shine through ice chunks
You would not think the ice would be so clear if you only saw the surface
The melt is starting at the South end creating candle ice and icicles
Clear enough to chill your drink?
This one looks like an alien life form
Looks like a freeway pileup
Layers of shimmer
Icy shapes
Slabs are refreezing into the shelf ice in the shade
Weird shapes along the shore
Like upside down grass stalks
Precarious perch
The window

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

18 thoughts on “That’s So 2020 – Ice Cubes

    1. The ice blocks were an unexpected bonus on our walk. This is one place in Edmonton where you can see them so close to the path when the river ice breaks up. Ice and cool. I see what you did there. Yes cool in two ways. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a great week. Allan

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    1. I think the increased flow of melt is what causes the river ice to fracture. Once it releases, the water runs free. These shots were taken last autumn, but we have seen ice chunks pushed high up on the path in spring, so there is a lot of force behind them. Spring is coming slowly Aiva, with temps from +7-+10 for the last few days. Snow expected today and the melt cycle will reset. Still with brighter days, comes hope. Hope you are well Aiva. Thanks for reading. Allan

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