Ice Bubble Snowman

12 Dec

This afternoon I ventured out on the newly formed ice. While I was out walking I noticed ice bubbles had formed in the ice. This is the picture of some of the bubbles with the floor of the lake below. The  three bubbles are different layers.


The second photo shows the bubbles at the different levels but still looks like a snowman to me.

The last photo shows the bubbles stacked above each other. As I look at all three photos they each are unique but all make me think of some far off galaxy. The first photo makes me want to get out a marker and draw the missing face and stick arms on the snowman in a folk art style.

So far no snow on the ground here which makes it seem like Christmas couldn’t possible be only two weeks away.  Snow is only forecast one day in the next week. Still hoping for a White Christmas. If I have to have the cold at least there should be some snow to decorate the brown earth for Christmas.


Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Holidays, Nature, Photography


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15 responses to “Ice Bubble Snowman

  1. barb19

    December 12, 2011 at 12:39 am

    The first one does look like a snowman . . just needs a face and arms!
    I hope you get your White Christmas!

    • flyinggma

      December 12, 2011 at 12:57 am

      I spent some time trying to figure out how to Photoshop the snowman’s face and arms on it but gave up. I’m hoping for a White Christmas for sure.

  2. Thomas Stazyk

    December 12, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Really interesting pictures! How thick is the ice and were the bubbles moving very fast?

    • flyinggma

      December 12, 2011 at 12:58 am

      The ice is about 4 inches thick on the lake at this point in time. The bubbles were frozen in the ice so they weren’t moving at all. The pictures were taken from different angles of the same bubbles.

  3. nrhatch

    December 12, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Very “cool” shots, Jeanne. 😀

    • flyinggma

      December 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      The “coolest” pictures I’ve taken in a long time. It is always fun taking the first walk out on the ice.

  4. dhphotosite

    December 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I love ice photos…these are way cool!

    • flyinggma

      December 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      This time of year without the snow to photograph it’s been fun to look for unique ice.

  5. writerwoman61

    December 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Neat, Jeanne…nothing’s frozen here yet. It’s been freakishly warm…only one snowfall so far, and it melted in a few days. Hope we both get our “White Christmas.”


    • flyinggma

      December 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm

      I hope you get your White Christmas too. It has been unusually warm here this fall. We had one really cold week but it’s been pretty mild since then.

  6. pearlsandprose

    December 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Good to see you posting again, Jeanne. They do look like snowmen.

    We don’t have snow here either, just temps in the 20s and 30s. November was unusually warm.

    • flyinggma

      December 12, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      I had fun imagining a folk art snowman from the first photograph. It was about 30 tonight when we got home from work. Very mild. I will love my heating bill for this winter if it keeps up like this.

  7. CMSmith

    December 13, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Cool perspectives. I agree about the snow.

  8. pattisj

    December 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    What an interesting phenomenon! Thanks for sharing your find.


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