We have never visited this park before and it looks like we might have to wait a while before we see it when it is dry. It is both fascinating and macabre to see floods in action close up.
Powder Valley park and trail was not under water, so we had a wander along the trails there.
I liked the colours and movement of the creek bed here.
On New Year’s Day we went to Rockwoods Reservation and walked ‘The trail through the trees’. These icicles looked like lots of discarded plastic bags from a distance.
Lots of rocky faces to be spotted in these rocks at Rockwoods Reservation.
How on earth does ice form like this? There were a few similar formations under a tree, no more ice or frost anywhere around. It was paper thin, delicate and beautiful.
End of the hike, end of the day.
I hope you had a great start to 2016! Happy New Year!
Oh, that delicate ice is indeed fascinating. While I’m not fond of cold weather, I do love to see all the miracles of nature formed with ice – snowflakes, icicles, and these beautiful formations you discovered. Since it doesn’t really get cold enough here for me to appreciate these very often, thank you for sharing your experiences.
I would love to know how that ice was formed!
The ice is truly beautiful, Clare. Such savage weather conditions people have been enduring. We have had bad bushfires – fortunately no loss of life, only property. Our new year has been summery and cruisy xx
The weather has been a challenge lately hasn’t it. It seems so strange that you are in summer! We might get snow on Saturday!
Really interesting images here – love that ice!!
Thanks Rebecca, the ice was amazing, they are called ‘frost flowers’.