The other really cool thing that ice is great for is photography. I caught some really nice ice pictures today particularly of the ornamental grasses. I found it amazing how the ice built up on the stems of the branches and trees and in some cases completely encasing them. It was almost like the world was made of glass.
The ice also covered our structures and made interesting shapes as icicles were created on...
and a Birdfeeder
By far the most interesting shapes created by the ice were on the ornamental grasses.
The ‘Shenandoah’ Panicum virgatum could be seen as an ice sculpture from far away.
I found the Mexican Feather Grass or Nassella tenuissima very interesting!
But by far the coolest picture of the day has to the the Muhlenbergia capillaris or Muhly Grass. The little beads of ice resemble beads of glass.
The cold temperatures will be with us until Monday but no more accumulation is expected. That’s probably a good thing – I think we have enough!