Thursday, February 7, 2013

circles of ice

these perfect circles float down the whetstone brook
and gather like magic plates
waiting to feed the hungry connecticut river.

18 comments:

Sharon said...

Very interesting shapes. What is causing the circles?

RamblingRound said...

Interesting! Now I'm wondering how the ice formed such perfect circles.

Melissa said...

Thanks for posting this series. I find these ice patterns so interesting and novel!

Cezar and Léia said...

Really interesting!When I saw the ices I thought about candies! :)
Great picture!
Léia

Library Jewel said...

Very cool! I wonder how they are formed so perfectly. They look like a bakery creation!

RedPat said...

Magic!

Thérèse said...

Same question as the others!

Bibi said...

Frozen lily pads!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

These are fascinating, indeed magic plates! (I do not think that they are frozen lily pads, but that is funny!)

Bises,
Genie

Jack said...

I am at a complete loss to understand this, brattcat. I hope you will educate us about what causes them.

Sharon Creech said...

How intriguing - have never seen this sort of 'circling' before. . . great catch, brattcat.

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, how cool is that...??

Bob Crowe said...

They are fascinating. We see them in the Mississippi and particularly at its confluence with the Missouri when it is cold enough. Someone once explained to me how they form but it didn't stick in my brain.

Lynette said...

Well, I never would've dreamed of such a sight as this. Wow! Thanks!

Doug Hickok said...

Wow, that is so cool, really fascinating. I wonder how they are made? Fantastic shot!

Hilda said...

I'm wondering about the shape too. Whatever causes it, though, it's amazing.

Malyss said...

Strange and beautiful!

Lowell said...

These are very fascinating. Never have seen the like. Maybe there are little fishies swimming in circles under the water trying to keep warm?