Ice Formations at Bond Head , Lake Ontario

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.

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About janewalkerscards

Jane Walker is a Newcastle photographer who creates framed photographs, photo trays and matted greeting cards reflecting the beauty of nature and gardens. Her recent interest in birds, owls and other wildlife is now being reflected in her posts. As a member of the Oshawa Camera Club, Jane has started to enter some of her photos for judging and appreciates the critiques by the judges. You'll be surprised at what shows up under the guise of "janewalkerscards".
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13 Responses to Ice Formations at Bond Head , Lake Ontario

  1. Loreen says:

    Wow! These new ice pictures are amazing! I particularly love “Trees Encased in Ice.” Keep up the great work!

  2. Debi Grechyn says:

    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.

  3. Cynthia Englert says:

    Incredible work, as always, Jane. Thanks for the post!

  4. Shirley says:

    Stunning photos Jane ! I love them. It was great to see you last week, Cheers, Shirley

  5. Elaine Blizzard says:

    Jane,
    Your photos are amazing and a true pleasure to view!!
    Elaine

  6. 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 !

  7. Bob Robertson says:

    Great ice shots.

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