Today it warmed up considerably, and even though there was a gale-force wind blowing, it was a bright sunny day. While walking the dog yesterday morning I came across a nice thick patch of ice with some leaves trapped in it. I used to enjoy skating on a creek on our property as a child, and my brother and I would often just lay down on the clear ice and watch life moving in the water underneath us. It was always so fascinating to see the little plants waving in the flow of the water.
This morning I took my camera along with me and snapped a few shots of those maple leaves trapped in the ice. It was this white maple leaf that grabbed my attention yesterday. I'm not sure how this "ice leaf" was created, but I think there was some thawing and refreezing involved.
Then I just continued along this little patch of ice collecting shots. There were interesting depths of layering of leaves and ice that didn't come across in the photos, but I hope you enjoy them anyway. The layer of ice over top of the leaves made such a soft texture that I quite liked.
My daughter came home for the weekend. I always think she's missing us, but I don't think it's the people that live here that she wants to see as much as the animals she wants to cuddle ...
Smudge was quite happy to oblige. He exudes cuteness without even trying ;) A very smug bunny.
Happy Weekend Everyone!