Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Early Ice at High Falls

We haven't had much of a winter yet this year.  After getting an early fix of winter during our visit to Yellowstone, we returned to spring-like weather in Minnesota.  The temperatures have been in the low to mid 40's and we've been getting rain, not snow.  Until today, that is.  

Today we are finally getting some snow, even if it is of the wet and sloppy variety.  Still, it is snow and things are turning white.  Even though it hasn't been very cold, it has been cold enough for a little ice to start forming on High Falls of the Pigeon River.  This waterfall is such a fascinating one to photograph.  It has so much variety in it from one day to the next.  

Today's photo was taken about a week ago and shows just the bottom left portion of the falls.  The river level was high enough and the air cold enough that the mist from the falls was freezing on the sides of the gorge.  It is one of my favorite times of year to make images of the waterfall, as the mixture of open water and ice makes for some fun photography!

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