Deep Freeze February
So I was too late over to free the bridge, and won’t try again until next week’s thaw and flood melt.
Doesn’t look like so much volume of precip expected now fromÂ a complicated mix on Monday and Tuesday.
Do embiggen, and pay attention to the many tiny dots over the ice. Those are flyingÂ Â droplets of water created Â from the turbulence of water flow against rocks.
It is this airborne moisture that freezes first against the rock and then, creating even more froth as the rock grows icy, the frozen lacy cruft of ice grows more than a foot thick. It will persist even after the water level drops, suspended over the waterÂ like the ceiling of a crystal cathedral.
I’ll hope for some more “things that water does” images in the days to come. Except maybe not tomorrow, when chill factor will registerÂ a dozen or more degrees below zero. I’m just not that dedicated a photog. Doug Â Thompson, get out there and take over.
NOTE: the pup is Feather, a 4 yr old labradoodle. She belongs down the road, legally. We tell folks we have a 22-7 dog (Gandy) and Feather who is our 22-7 grand-dog. They are such good buddies. Except in winter.
Gandy is a mix predominated by Rhodesian Ridgeback. She justifies her reluctance to stay out very long to play with her friend when it is this cold by telling us that winters are not like this in Rhodesia, even though they may be in Labrador. So just get off her back!