The Freeze

Posted by Joyce (Montana, United States) on 14 April 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Fridley Creek up close and brrrr. But it melted in a day. Spring and winter still joust.

Thank you for your visit and comments. I so enjoy hearing from you and seeing the world through your lens.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Brrrr indeed ! The last beauty of winter here.

14 Apr 2012 7:50am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

intéressante pointe

14 Apr 2012 8:03am

Sido from Seville, Spain

We are having a very sharp and cold wind these days, which is quite unusual in April, and your picture makes me feel colder. I had to put on winter clothes again. brrrrrrr.

14 Apr 2012 8:25am

@Sido: I too will have to bundle up as our temp is 30 F. right now, and rain expected. But the weatherman is often wrong. Not a cloud in the sky. Just Canadian Geese just now, honking perhaps disagreeing about where to land for breakfast.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image with the light coming through displaying the contrasts in weather you have there. It seems that over the pond here we've got sun coming through as if it's early summer, then yesterday and today we're getting some real April showers, it's almost as if the seasons are getting back to how they should be !

14 Apr 2012 8:39am

@Doug: It's 30 degrees outside, but a bright clear sun is warming things up. There are Canadian geese flying low, honking as though arguing whether to land or not. I think they use the pond as temporary motel while waiting for or searching for something. They know what they are doing. Now that's Spring, Glad you like the icicled creek. I bet it is that way again this morning.

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Nice frame and I love the image you paint of spring and winter jousting

14 Apr 2012 10:25am

@Jules: It is like jousting sometimes. Winter doesn't give up easily.

Punit from Pune, India

This photograph speaks of the spring. Of the warmth in the sunlight and the coming warmer days..

14 Apr 2012 11:33am

@Punit: Thank you for your visit. Yes, and the Canadian Geese just flew over honking, probably complaining about the temperature which is 30 degrees F.

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine looking icicle shot. I'm glad you got this interesting bit of winter before it all vanished.

14 Apr 2012 3:18pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

TRès belle composition!!! j'aime+++

14 Apr 2012 5:36pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

nice! this is a fascinating icicle shot! isn't it Spring already? sending you warm hugs into spring, summer!

14 Apr 2012 5:41pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wow, interesting way you showcase the frigid ice here. Love the shot. Yes, it is a battle of winter - spring fighting it out across the country I guess. We just had five days of rain, inter-mixed with wind and hail. Today it's bright and sunny, and expected to reach 70! Can't figure it out. But tomorrow I walk in the Crop Walk, and so I want it nice weather. No complaints here. But yes, weird. Anyway, lovely shot, Joyce.

14 Apr 2012 6:41pm

@LauraS: Thanks for your fun reply. I like this image too, the energy of rushing water and the frozen stillness of icicles trying bravely but vainly to slow it down. I hope your posts show what a crop walk is.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I like the hint of green in the water and the pink above the icicles; your image demonstrates the "jousting" very well.

15 Apr 2012 12:26am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks Lady B. I found that faint color combo appealing too.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Nice catch. Yes, we have conflicting season-moods up here, too. Summer heat yesterday and almost cold enough for snow, one morning later.

17 Apr 2012 1:38pm

@Rick: Hail or is it sleet? Little snowballs flying quite thick this morning, and gone by noon, with clear blue sky, crisp but still and almost warm. There are really soft, subtle early spring shades of suede and light green, and sun on the river, and rich sticky buds that fall and collect on the dogs fur and bottom of shoes.....and we sneeze at the new grasses coming up. Love it! Welcome back and thanks for the back comments. I would have had to stick a bunch of urls on your page asking you to look at the ones you missed. I'm getting possessive. :-}

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