It is nice to have it stay light a little longer at the end of the day. I took a walk down by the river last night to see what last weeks flood water did to the huge slabs of ice in the Pemigewasset River.
These are some of nature’s ice sculptures, when the force of the rushing water encounters tons of ice it shoved up on the high-ground. As I stood in the nearly dry riverbed the Blocks of ice towered over me 12 to 20 feet high, many were the size of a small car.
I wish I could have found something to put in front of these flows to give the pictures a size and scale. These chunks are truly impressive, but it is difficult to tell just how big they are.
The River came up about 10 feet in a twelve hour period and remained high driving the loose ice up on shore for three days in a row. Then in a matter of a couple of days dropped again to leave this empty path where the water had flowed.
I hope you enjoy nature’s ice sculptures; these can be pretty dangerous to climb on they are very unstable and over the next few days with the warmth and the sun many will allow gravity to take its course. I sure didn’t want to get pinned by a slab letting go unexpectedly. From here forward I’ll watch from a bit more of a distance.