Posted on December 13, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Along Straight Creek …
Melting and refreezing, the waters of Straight Creek form some elaborate natural ice sculptures.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Took the dogs for a walk along Straight Creek and found these strange formations where overhanging roots and tree branches have been coated with layers of frost and ice. It almost looked like the inside of a miniature ice cave. The tones and hues are consistent throughout the series, reflecting the muted light of an overcast afternoon.
It looks like frost crystals formed along these roots and branches hanging down over the water, then were covered by a slow-dripping icicle.
Mini ice cave.
Coated branches and roots.
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