Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Icy beauty beyond snowflakes

The tension between geothermal warmth carried by groundwater and winter chill carried in Arctic air masses forms a delicate balance in the icy bridges that span groundwater fed streams in the Hocking Hills of southeast Ohio and in moist rocky ravines throughout the Midwest.

Fragile latticework of feathery ice bridging groundwater fed stream, Hocking Hills.
Delicate radiating ice crystals interlock for accidental strength, suspended above flowing water.

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