In early February, we enjoyed a brief partial thaw in the middle of this frigid winter. Some great ice formations emerged on the edge of the creek near Hunter's Ridge.
As the ice melted, the rectangular sheets hanging on the banks gradually transitioned to pendulous shapes.
This area was less shaded, so it showed a more advanced stage of melting.
Eventually, the spaces between the hanging ice became greater.
Notice the difference in the foreground through this sequence as the appearance of the flowing water changes from moment to moment.
The varying vegetation at the water's edge influenced the shape of the ice formations.
This ice blob seemed to take a dip as the water level surged briefly.
Red oak leak posing next to the creek.