For all who read my last post about Charlotte and marveled at the 50 degree temps in February, one week later it is 4 degrees. Our lovely 57 acre urban forest, Wildwood Park, is shining in it’s frozen glory.
To all my friends in the uber snowy northeast, I hope you have power and therefore warmth and water.
It appears you are in the same boat, Laurie, with the frigid weather. Stay warm!
Yes, the temps were in the single digits but the sun was shining brilliantly! Tomorrow: snow (or so I’m told)
The sun shining on the rock and ice and moss did indeed create a lovely palette.
Don’t like the Charlotte weather? Wait. Try this.
(Beautiful cold photos. )
What a change from one weekend to the next! The sun has been brilliant during both weekends so… beauty no matter the temp.
How are you, Bruce?
Heading over to your blog in a bit!
So beautiful!! That wall of rock with the frozen waterfalls reminds me of the Niagara Escarpment in Southern Ontario. I’m not familiar with the geography in this area …. what would this rock wall be part of?
You know, Joanna, I almost included information about the wall. It’s called Tufa, which is a “porous limestone formed from calcium carbonate deposited by springs or other warm bodies of water. This link offers a better description, and is taken from a website about Wildwood Park.
That’s interesting – thanks for the link.
It looks so beautiful when water freezes on rock. We are experiencing very cold temperatures for the next few days. Today -25 (celsius) or -44 with the windchill. BRRRRR!
And we may get snow tomorrow! We’ve had the bitter temps and the howling wind but no real snow. We shall see!
Stay warm, Lynn!
Those photos are beautiful, Laurie. We had 70’s the last two days and now we’re back down in the deep freeze temps this morning. It’s been that way off and on most of January and February. Very strange winter weather this year.
Very strange weather indeed, Lori. We may even get snow tomorrow … I’m hoping! I mean if it’s going to be cold, we might as well have snow, right?
Beautiful photos but it’s been way too cold for me 😦
Are you all supposed to get snow tomorrow, too?
Frigid temps here, too, but at least the sun has been shining.
Very sunny (but frigid temps and windy) today ~ snow on the way tomorrow night. I feel so badly for any creature out in the cold.
Jeepers, what am I coming to? Coldly beautiful – but will the wood survive?
Oh Pauline, your comment brought a smile to my face 🙂 It’ll be much warmer by the time you get here,I promise!!
Pauline better pack a sweater just in case 🙂
So weird Laurie, frozen waterfalls, I find it hard to get my head around it. I suppose you get that smooth look of water without having to have the problems that I get, does that make sense?
Leanne, I’d love to see what you could do with these frozen falls! This wall is called Tufa which is described on this link. The warm water runs all year long and freezes each year, too. So pretty! http://www.radfordpl.org/wildwood/today/armchair.html
These images are beautiful Laurie I love them. I also like the little widget in the right side of you screen with the countdown to DC 🙂 I like Pauline’s comment 🙂
I must confess that I took the widget idea from Alys,who is so darn clever!
Loved those photos. Especially the blue in thce
Isn’t it neat how the blue shows through? Although I have to say that we’ve had concern about chemicals draining down the rock …
Stay warm & dry… dramatic photos !
Thanks! Since I posted these photos, we’ve finally had snow …. happy me!
It’s beautiful but how cold were you taking the photos! Stay warm!
Some how I missed all the comments on this post!
It was indeed freezing. I need to get some of those photographers gloves!
Wow! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. A little bit eerie, too. I’m ashamed to admit that it was in the mid-seventies here today. Sending warm wishes to the east coast and to our friends in the north, too.
When you all visit, I’ll take you through this beautiful urban forest. I’m pretty sure the snow will be gone by then!
So beautiful…each year we see this again and each I marvel at it. xo Johanna
It really is a marvel, isn’t it? It urges the stop and the shoot every time I see it.
Stay warm, Honey. It is so cold here too. This winter really has been hard on SO many this year. Spring is almost here!!! Love, Amy
PS Stunning photos!!! Just stunning!
Thanks so much, Amy! Did I congratulate you on the 3000 followers? Awesome!
Honestly, I don’t remember, Laurie, LOL. I’ve had my head wrapped around preparations for the Falls. We did a “dry run” today in 2 degrees (F), lasting 50 minutes. If I can, I plan on putting up a post all about it, with at least one glorious picture of the Park we were in. So excited about the Falls, to me my follower count is nothing in comparison. (((HUGS))) Amy
Wonderful pictures. It’s beautiful how water freezes where there are cuts in the rock.
And it’s amazing, too, isn’t it?
That water would just stop flowing and freeze. I understand the why, but it still seems incredible
Crazy weather everywhere! But how beautiful these photos are, Laurie! And now I understand Virginia is finally getting snow ❄️ (I’m in Colorado and snow fell overnight and today – beautiful on the foothills.)
Stacy, I somehow missed all of the comments on this post. You’re back from Colorado, right?
Yes, we’ve been getting big snow …. FINALLY! In fact, I drove almost 5 hours in it this past weekend (normally take 2 1/2 hours). What a trip!
Beautiful shots 😀
Thank you so much! for the visit and the comment!
that looks excellent 🙂
Thank you, Joshi! So different from your part of the world,eh? 🙂
Gorgeous tones ,light and contrast! That’s a big plummet in temps…this has been the craziest winter ever! Stay warm!
Susan, somehow I missed all of the comments on this post. It has been crazy hasn’t it? I got home Charlottesville yesterday afternoon and FINALLY shoveled the driveway. YAY I don’t have to trudge up and down with bag, laptop, shoes, groceries … 🙂
Ooooh! Frozen waterfalls. That first photo of the cliff of icicles is so gorgeous. The light on the ice and stone is irresistible.
Thank you, Crystal. I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to capture that light … it was just so wonderful!