A sudden cold snap wasn’t enough to freeze relatively warm water, especially with 50-mph winds whipping the surface. But in frigid air, the splash against shoreline and vegetation caused instant crystals, and these grew as the action continued over several days.
And that caused interesting diamonds in today’s sunshine. I really hoped to see something furry and four-legged – maybe a mink– hunting along the water edges. But since I didn’t, I’ll take the natural ice sculptures fashioned in this winter storm.