A few more days and the ice will be gone. :) The ice is starting to candle and when you play with it it makes a very distinct clinking or tinkling sound like breaking wine glasses.
View from the top.
When you grab a piece it has a long narrow crystal or 'candle' shape and about 4 or 5 inches long. If we get any strong winds in the next few days the ice will go quickly. Once it starts moving around our bay it makes a loud 'tinkling' sound as it hits the dock and the rocks on our shoreline. I love to listening to that sound as it means spring is here.
We had another cool experience with ice in 2007 and I wish I had taken more pictures.
Yes that is a layer of ice a foot off the ground stuck in the trees...any guesses how this happened? I'll give you a hint....spring melt, freeze then thaw.
Our ditch across the road floods every year until the culverts that drain the water to lake side thaws out. One night it went below freezing and created a 1/4" layer of ice but by morning the culvert had opened and all the water drained from underneath leaving the layer of ice in the trees. It was so cool!!
The ice covered the road and this is what it looked like after the boys had fun walking on it and cracking it. Okay I got into the action too! :) Who could resist that fun? Crinkle, crunch, crinkle, crunch!!