This interesting combination of melting, flooding and re-freezing caused a very unusual phenomena. The flood waters had frozen about half an inch and then the flood receded leaving ice suspended a foot or two above the ground. You could see this most clearly on our reed bed by the lake.
|Ice suspended in bushes |
Showing the height of the flood
Unfortunately since the pond had been under water the ice on the surface had been buckled and bent and broken in several places. Ice skating would be impossible. The 'flood ice' was all over the peninsula and we had lost a couple of our seats around the fire pit.
|Ice rink destroyed|
|Grey Heron in the ice|
|Thick on thin on thick|