Monday, January 07, 2019

Ice on puddles

The weather people here must struggle with boredom. Tomorrow morning, there's supposed to be a bit of sunshine. And from there on, it's rain for the foreseeable future. Rain, showers, rain, rain, rain. ... The difference between showers and rain, as far as I can tell, is that when it's showering, sometimes it stops for a bit.

So I was surprised to see ice on puddles at the mouth of the Ridge Trail, at under 100 metres above sea level. Just there, and nowhere else.

On the gravel road, a mini-puddle, with frozen maple leaves.

In each puddle, the ice takes on different forms, makes unique patterns. Here, the puddle is about two inches deep, on mixed grass and weeds beside the trail.

On green grass, weeds, with fallen maple leaves. Curvy fracture lines.

A few metres farther on, the trail enters the shelter of the forest. No ice here. Everything is dripping wet and waiting for the next rain shower.


  1. I always enjoy your posts in the morning.

  2. They called for snow last night but got none, not even on the peaks around us. This is going to be the warmest winter around here if things don't change. - Margy


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