Constellations and Doilies.

River ice reaches out, takes over the shutter on my camera and moves me, independent of wilful thought, from abstract impressionism and outer galaxies to mundane ideas gathered from daily living .

A constellation from another galaxy swirls into view sporting stars ringed with moons and vapour trails.

A black hole craters into delicately fractured ice lines. Is it one inch across or a million?

Ice doilies delicately cling to the edge of a black hole ringed with twigs, seeds and tiny bubbles.

A jaw bone with fragile ice spicule teeth is excavated from rotting leaves and ornamental crusted branches.

A thin ice disc delicately balances on a wooden snag stuck to the river bottom. Sloshing river water alternately feeds the disc and dissolves it in concert with fluctuating air temperature.

An ice disc presents an entree of lightly browned and mildly fermented bubble goo.

It has always intrigued me when one tiny piece of bent dead grass can build up layers of ice to many times its thickness.

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  1. Miranda Jones February 27, 2020 at 8:35 am #

    So inspiring!

  2. Joanne M Sauvageau February 27, 2020 at 6:13 am #

    Your pictures always open my imagination! Thanks Trent

  3. Joe Shorthouse February 25, 2020 at 9:19 pm #

    Trent – your photographs and imagination never cease to amaze me. Have you read the book ‘The invention of Nature’ by Andrea Wulf? If not, I strongly suggest you do as it is the story of Alexander von Humboldt, the most famous scientist of the 19th century. You are following in his footsteps by marrying the Arts and Sciences. Also amazing that you live 113 km west of the only community in North America named after this famous individual.
    Always look forward to opening your blog.
    Best wishes.

  4. Jan February 25, 2020 at 9:03 pm #

    Never disappoints, the unsurpassed beauty of nature

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