Monday, March 11, 2013

Strange ice whatsits at the weir

I looked up the towpath towards the wee weir and spotted some white on the path.


I wondered whether there had been some localised snow and went to investigate. I was rather surprised at what I found. Here are some pictures if the ice.




I have never seen anything like it before


Blogger Neil Corbett said...

Oooh amazing. Like ice crocuses.

1:28 PM  
Blogger bert gnomish said...

WOW! I've not seen anything even close! Well spotted.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Incredible, I have no idea what would have caused them!

2:15 PM  
Blogger grey wolf said...

ice rain not sure if thats the right term. a city in canada Vancouver i think experienced a version of this. maybe not though very pretty .

4:24 PM  
Blogger grey wolf said...

freezing rain. i always get thing nearly right

4:26 PM  
Blogger John Witts said...

I'm a little concerned.

It hadn't been rather windy that night, had it?

And the surrounding area was Munchkin, Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow-free?

If you find you are wearing red shoes, then "I don't think we're in Oxford anymore, Boots...."

Beautiful photos!


6:40 PM  
Blogger Neil Corbett said...

I have seen something like it before, near a fountain on a freezing cold day. If you look the ice is in an arc next to the end of a boat and next to the weir. I think the boat has had his engine running and a slight spray from that has fallen on the grass and slowly built up around the blades of grass, and similarly next to the weir.
But it is still very beautiful!
Sorry if I've spoiled the magic.
Kath (nb Herbie)

11:44 AM  
Blogger MortimerBones said...

No engines running. The wind whistled accross the Cherwell and caused the weir spray to go back on itself. It was a freezing wind and the results are the pictures...

More to follow after a day and then a cold night of it.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Jaqueline Biggs said...

oooh, lovely! Ma Nature is quite an artist! I've never seen anything like it Bones. Thank you for sharing with us.

7:22 PM  

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