It’s hard to believe that this is the last day of February and we’ve had only 2 or 3 inches of snow all winter and unusually mild temperatures until now. Over the past 2 weeks we’ve had only a light dusting of snow but there were a few days with very high winds and below zero temperatures.
On one of these wildly windy days, I headed down to Bond Head park to see the pounding surf and was not disappointed. The waves were crashing over the breakwall and ice was starting to build up on the beacon at the mouth of Newcastle Marina . Then I looked to the east along the shore and that’s when I noticed the ice hanging from the few trees and shrubs. The pounding surf and cold air had created an amazing sight……icicles hanging from branches and enclosing some of the ground vegetation. It was a photo opportunity not to be missed!
Although the lighting wasn’t ideal, I took lots of pictures that day and then returned with a photographer friend on Sunday. With the sun shining brightly and a lovely blue sky, we got some amazing shots that I’d like to share with you.
Wow! These new ice pictures are amazing! I particularly love “Trees Encased in Ice.” Keep up the great work!
Very nice post…great shots! It was fun shooting with you on Sunday and I hope we can go out again soon. Looking forward to seeing some of your duck shots.
Incredible work, as always, Jane. Thanks for the post!
Cynthia, Glad you liked the shots. The formations wee quite incredible.
Stunning photos Jane ! I love them. It was great to see you last week, Cheers, Shirley
Thanks for your comments. I enjoyed our lunch out at Chanterelle’s in Bowmanville. I now have a photo hanging in that wonderful restaurant.
Your photos are amazing and a true pleasure to view!!
It’s great to get feedback. Glad you liked them!
Oh my…this is so beautiful….I have never seen so much ice on trees ! And I have never seen so much long and large icicles !
Jocelyn, It was a beautiful sight! With an early spring, it may be the last spectacular view of the ice for this year. I appreciate your feedback. Jane
It was quite a beautiful sight especially since there wasn’t even a bit of snow on the ground. With such a mild spring, it may be another year before I can take more of these shots.
Great ice shots.
Thanks, Bob. They were quite a sight!