…welcoming spring, that is!
I escaped last weekend to a spring time retreat with the Saskatoon Quilter’s Guild and spent a relaxing time sewing, visiting and finishing some items on my “to do list.”
Once home I became acutely aware that my days in the studio are numbered. I have been organizing hand outs and packing samples for my upcoming trip to the Sunshine Coast. Getting ready for such trips and workshops doesn’t change, but when I look out my window I realize that spring is finally here.
I have tried to walk more regularly and on Tuesday, as I was making my way along the lake I heard a strange noise resembling plastic tarps getting folded up. Upon further investigation I became mesmerized by this:
The ice has moved toward the shore and was pushing up onto the beach only to unfold into a thousand glittering icy straws. Candle Ice! I had seen it in pictures and I had read about it in books – this time I witnessed it with my own eyes. Nature still is the best inspiration and remains the most versatile artists I know!
WOW. That is incredibly beautiful. It is amazing how fast it moves.
Look forward to seeing you two soon.
… will be at your place in just a little over a week – yikes!
And that is how ice will move mountains by crushing rock under the moving glacier.
Yes, Johanna… I forgot to mention this little science lesson – I was so taken with the constant movement of the ice, especially when it suddenly came toward me… my other video is totally out of focus because I had to run from my post as to not loose my footing!
How is the snow doing in Nova Scotia? Has spring arrived?
Hi Anna..we are going to Squamish next Tues and are going to Gibsons and further up the coast, I can’t believe I’m going to miss you by a day.
Great pictures, I have been on Lake of the Woods and experienced the same thing with the ice. See you in October at the quilt show? Have a great summer!
Sorry to miss you at the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy your trip, Donna!
Thanks Anna. This is spectacular! I have similar images from along the shore of Lake Superior here , but have never seen it in action. Mine are taken after the fact . I also have wonderful images taken at the beginning of January this year . That ‘shoot’ ended when I lost my footing and both my camera and I ended up in the water . Man , it was cold! It was also the end of my camera ………..but I did get wonderful photos and did not break any bones so it was a good day anyway !
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I can only imagine imagery of ice of Superior Lake. I am envious. Sorry to hear about the loss of your camera – good thing the images were not lost and I am sure you have already replaced the lost tool with a new one. 😉
Cool! I’ve never seen anything like it!
So excited I could share, Helene! I have made a few more videos but this one really showed how fast everything was moving and it captured the sounds of the moment best!
Oh Anna! It sounded like glass wind chimes. I could have watched and listened for a much longer time. I have not ever seen nor heard candle ice. Wow! Thank you!
I know, Kathleen. I had witnessed something similar a few years ago, took a video and uploaded it to my website at the time only to crash my website at that time. I had to wait well over 5 years to be at the right place at the right time again. I was so excited to be out that day! Apparently Candle Ice is mostly an Arctic phenomena – Colin witnessed it during his two summers working in the Arctic.