These “leaves” are about as big as your thumbnail. Coal Creek, Lafayette CO mcdewey P.S. It looks like this post never got published. This was scheduled for 12/20/2013. Oh well, better late than never.
Each rose is about 3 inches wide and grew on a field of ice. mcdewey
When the temperature is below zero, the creek forms some interesting formations. mcdewey
An unnamed peak is peeking at us at Red Rock Lake in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area. mcdewey
It was 50 degrees when I left home. I was hoping to get some pictures with reflections on the lakes. I hadn’t really thought this through. This is at 10160 ft elevation. It is ice skating weather up here. Mount Audobon in the background. mcdewey
Yes, it is only October but we are getting icicles in Breckenridge. mcdewey
This scene took 15 minutes to form. What do you see? mcdewey
On the surface, a frozen creek is a simple sheet of icy whiteness. Beneath the surface, however, a complex network of icicles is formed by the micro climate created between the ice and the stream. One never know what is lurking behind slick facades. mcdewey