The Spring Melt Begins…

This one is on its side on land but would have floated with the top flat.
This one is on its side on land but would have floated with the top flat.
I carved this one to look like someone I know.  Recognize yourself?
I carved this one to look like someone I know. Recognize yourself?
The future of wedding cakes.
The future of wedding cakes.
Beached.
Beached.
Icicles all over as it melts.
Icicles all over as it melts.
A sizeable rock has been picked right up by the ice which has then gotten on to another piece of ice.
A sizeable rock has been picked right up by the ice which has then gotten on to another piece of ice.

The ice continues to be fascinating as this is an exceptional year.  Now it is on the wane as the sun softens up the top and the tide eats away at the bottom.  The shapes that are left behind during the process are, in my mind, high art.

Enjoy your day, Alan

 

I don't know every rock on the beach but I have to think these ones have been rearranged like the previous one will be.
I don’t know every rock on the beach but I have to think these ones have been rearranged like the previous one will be.
I don't know how nature did that...
I don’t know how nature did that…
…but it makes a nice frame for Pointe Rouge!
…but it makes a nice frame for Pointe Rouge!
Doesn't this look like a Vendée Globe boat from behind on the starboard tack?  Yes it does.
Doesn’t this look like a Vendée Globe boat from behind on the starboard tack? Yes it does.
Security protection for the entrance to the Turcot path.  You try climbing up that ice!  I couldn't.
Security protection for the entrance to the Turcot path. You try climbing up that ice! I couldn’t.
He what?  He pushed me off just over one little hole in the carpet?
He what? He pushed me off over one little hole in the carpet?
Big overhangs as the water erodes the ice from underneath.
Big overhangs as the water erodes the ice from underneath.
This chunk is already collapsing.
This chunk is already collapsing.
I really should keep the dogs out of there!
I really should keep the dogs out of there!
My all time favorite.  The tide left it balanced perfectly...
My all time favorite. The tide left it balanced perfectly…
…but the next day it had flopped.
…but the next day it had flopped.
Hard aground.  I've done that.
Hard aground. (I’ve done that.)
Honeycomb.
Honeycomb.
Beautiful blue ice floe...
Beautiful blue ice floe…
…close up.
…close up.
First fishing boat of the season!
First fishing boat of the season!
Perhaps she's here a tad early.
Perhaps she’s here a tad early.
I'm glad my boat's not anchored there.
I’m glad my boat’s not anchored there.

4 thoughts on “The Spring Melt Begins…”

  1. If you keep sending cool pictures like these we are all going to move up there to live full time! Wonderful!!

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