The rain barrel has been up to it's old tricks again. As the predicted low for tomorrow is 9 F, I believe these won't be the last you'll see of the ice.
When someone comes to my door early on a cold morning and says there is something you just have to see, only one thing goes through my head. "This better be good."Thankfully, it was.
Overnight, the water in our rain barrel decided that it had gotten tired of having a flat surface, and chose to spice things up. The result is somewhere between organic, and geometric, but completely amazing.
As the sun climbed higher, the ice's surface shifted from mat and opaque to lustrous and clear.
I had a hard time believing my own eyes, and I went out over and over to shoot the shifting ice scape throughout the morning. I was just so fascinated with the complexity and beauty that had grown so quickly overnight.
The closer and closer I looked, the more beauty I found, and it was all built simply out of water.