Flowers—Lines—Ice

LW Pond in Winter #5

This practically weightless little golden spiral (maybe remains of fern sprout?) has left its mark on the pond. You can see the circular indentation in the ice. I’m fascinated that something so small and light could make such an impact.  The backdrop, in case it is difficult to make out, is frozen bubbles captured beneath the surface of the pond.

9 responses

  1. derrycats

    Little things have a big impact…a life lesson for us all.

    January 7, 2019 at 6:42 am

    • Indeed! Both for good and for bad. Thanks so much, Debra.

      January 8, 2019 at 11:10 am

  2. Lovely! It actually looks very much like a snail shell, ridges and all. Is that a possibility?

    January 7, 2019 at 9:54 am

    • I thought it looks like a snail shell as well.

      January 7, 2019 at 6:49 pm

      • I also thought it was a snail but the swirls of the spiral aren’t quite tight enough. I’m told that what we’re seeing here is probably the desiccated tip of a fiddlehead fern. Thanks by the way for stopping over and commenting!

        January 8, 2019 at 11:08 am

    • I thought it might be a snail at first, too, but I don’t think it is, although it *really* looks like one. I’m told it is most likely the dried-up tip of a fiddlehead fern.

      January 8, 2019 at 11:05 am

  3. This is a wonderful capture, Melanie. It is rather mysterious and caused me to really examine what is happening in your image. Wishing you a creative and inspiring 2019.

    January 7, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    • Thank you for the kind words and good wishes, Jane. I’m so glad you were drawn into the image. I wish all the best for you, too, in this new year.

      January 8, 2019 at 11:02 am

  4. Beautiful. Well, this entire series of shots is. Great work!

    March 9, 2019 at 4:31 am

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