I managed to get out into the woods again today before the combination of sun and wind knocked most of the ice off the trees. How much more supple the branches were once they were freed from the ice! I tried some of your suggestions (thank you!) and am pretty pleased with some of my shots… Though I still feel as though many are just lucky shots more than results of any expertise on my part! Ha ha!
This one could have been crisper, but I liked how the fallen ice lies on top of the snow – shattered into pieces like broken glass.
As usual, though, I had more fun with the closeup photos:
There were plenty of plants completely encased in ice:
These last two days of living in a crystal wonderland have been so beautiful. Most of the ice is gone now after temperatures today in the upper 40s and plenty of sunshine (at least for a few hours). Tomorrow? They’re predicting up to 10 inches of a “wintery mix.” That should be fun.