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Glacial growth rings

Franklin Lake had a thin glaze, although a few parts remained liquidly supple. Here and there, small petals of ice blossomed along reedy stems.

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The Short and Winding Road

Patches of park ice were scattered throughout the woods in the now rootless depressions of fallen trees, their surfaces etched with lines and showing pockets of trapped air. In this case, it was like looking down at a curvy two-lane … Continue reading

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Rocky Picture Show

On a narrow strip of land between Henry Hudson Trail and Sandy Hook Bay, boulders and rocks were alternately covered with moss or ice, creating a mixed spring-like and wintry vista.

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The jagged edge

Thin, icy knives jabbing out from the sides sliced into the water that was still running through the middle of a creek.

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Ice aged

Encased in ice, layers of leaves and other woodland debris were also frozen in time like a scratched and faded silver print.

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Adjust seasoning

Sitting right on the thin line between autumn and winter, this newly fallen leaf (red maple, I think) rests on some of the first ice of the season. (Previous, sunnier posts about the Red maple and its amazing colors.)

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Static waveform

A brittle top layer of ice was chiseled with ripples and curls like a wave frozen in a Hokusai woodblock image.

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Forest fire & ice

Part of the frozen wooded wetland area seemed to be lit from below by small fires set by the fading sun.

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Clear sailing

Much of the marshy area of the park is still frozen, but some of it has started to melt creating small streams. This bit of frozen lace was poised above the edge of one of those waterways, holding a toothpick … Continue reading

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Floe chart

Sparkling bits of ice in and alongside a narrow creek in the woods make the swirling water look slow and syrupy. It should regain some vitality over the next few days, though, as the area warms to above freezing.

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