Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ice time

There are occasions this time of year that I wish I worked on a boat or a fleet or a lock or a dock so I could see winter up close and for hours at a time. But all I have to do is spend a few minutes outside and that particular yearning yields to the reality that I really don't like cold weather.

Today I was near the Ohio River, so I decided to get a few images of objects that have been subjected to the river's waves during this cold spell. (Please don't make me call it a polar vortex or an Alberta Clipper or a Siberian Express).

Of course, if you're looking at objects on the shore, you will see a Mountain Dew bottle or a beer bottle. You just can't get away from those things.

These images were okay, but they did not top some of my all-time favorites, such as ice that formed on some tree branches in the shape of an Afghan hound.

My only regret this morning was that a Crounse boat pushing 15 barges loaded down 11 feet with coal didn't come by. I would guess the waves splashing over the lead barges would have made some interesting forms. Alas, no boat within range.