When I was little my dad had an annoying habit, amoung millions, of always recounting to us the entire plot lines of the books he was reading. We would groan and feign interest while fidgeting around and thinking about what kind of chips we were going to eat later instead. He told me about this one sci fi, of a planet of crystal based life forms, and I thought it actually sounded cool. Gem like insects and simple animals all made from moving crystals. I was thinking about that today while I was walking around taking some pictures. We have recently had a great thaw here that was so warm and nice that some people had the fantasy that winter was over. It’s January in Canada, winter ain’t over, the bitch is just getting started. But it’s been a very nice couple of weeks. Unless you’re driving. Everything is covered in a shell of ice. You tend to just drive right over into the ditch.
You can see the world warming as the sun started coming through the clouds during my walk
It starts off looking very moody and gloomy, but there was a nice breeze and the air was calm.
I was seduced away from the house with my camera by this particular branch, covered in ice. I thought its perpendicular branches made a nice pattern and I needed to document it FOR THE WORLD!
Cute little bobble headed grasses, stalks straining under the weight of their ice covered heads.
Just some grass, shining and crackling in their pretty little ice suits.
Little pine cones encased in ice, dripping away in the sunshine.
The telephone poles were coated, and I very nearly got hit with a long stick of ice falling off from the cables. Bah!
All the trees were stooped over and tired looking, but shining brilliantly golden in the sunlight peeking out from the clouds.
A crystal tuft!
Frosty bones under frosty ‘stones.
This is what I imagined a crystalline life form would look like! Moppish and shiny, and we would be best friends!
A snow storm being born over the ocean.
The little islands.
Icecicles melting onto green grass is so pretty it even makes me want to take a picture of our garbage can.