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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

My First Walk Of 2017 ~ Part 2 ...

Hello my dear friends,

so nice of you to join me on the second part of my first walk of 2017.

We continued to walk down the path or rather next to the path for a little while and the entire time everywhere you looked, there was something covered in thick or thin ice or icicles were hanging off trees, bushes and anything else really, it truly was a beautiful sight.

There were quite a few fallen trees along the path and each one had something that caught my eye. This tree had clusters of icicles hanging from it that looked like long crystals.  

It is amazing how beautiful icicles can be, isn't it?!

In other places the ice on the ground had such an artistic look to it.

Antique hand made glass comes to me mind looking at this.

Then something else behind another fallen tree caught my eye.

On a closer look, I couldn't believe what I think I was looking at.
What I saw was ...

... in my eyes, frozen spiderwebs or at least I think they were.

Again ...

... every little single detail was caught in the ice. Just stunning!

The foot path then started to look ...

... more like a skating rink, with thick and very slippery ice.
For me that was the point where I had decided that we were not going to continue to walk further but to instead turn back. It was just too dangerous.

Under another fallen tree you could see where the ice ...

... was about eight to ten inches off the ground. 

Many more icicles shining in the sun ... 

... and more nature created patterns ...

... all around you.

And in midst of all the cold and ice ...

... a little green vine growing up a tree, taking in as much sunshine as it could.

The water was back where it belonged in the river bed but ...

... the signs of where it flowed for a short time were left behind..

More little hanging ice ornaments ...

... dangling off some branches over the river.

On our way back ...

... we found a wooden bench ...

... in a sea of slippery ice. 
Too slippery for me to have wanted us to walk over to it and sit for a while.

Walking along the water on our way back to the car  ...

... we came across the two ducks again that were still enjoying their swim.

And just before we left the water side ...

... another field full of ice discs ~ there were so many of them. 

One last look at the ice sculptures that were hanging in the water, because I knew that they would be gone the next time I would be here and I just wanted to take in as much as I could.

I am so glad that I went home to get my camera and to take my walk when I did.

The river and the ice were such a pretty sight and I would not have wanted to miss it.

I wish we could have gone further but I knew it was the right thing not too. I would have hated to have fallen or even my daughter to have fallen and injured ourselves on the ice but we will go back again soon and hopefully that time, we will go all the way.

Thank you for taking the time to walk with me today. I hope you have enjoyed it.

Like so many times, I am behind in sharing. I haven't shared my last walk of 2016 with you yet. It is at another new location here in London and again one that I have never been to before in the ten years we have lived here. So we shall 'go for a walk' together soon again.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day. 


  1. Oh Karen, more of your ice cold beautiful photos!
    Thanks for showing them!!!

    Hugs Ines♥

  2. Isn't Mother Nature the best?


  3. I love your walks that you share with us! So many incredible things to see on this one - it's amazing how beautiful ice can be if you just take the time to look at it closely. I grew up on a farm and one of the things I found most fascinating was the patterns in frost that formed on the barn windows. Too bad I didn't have a camera back then!

  4. Your photos are beautiful Karen. I love nature walks also and you sure found some wonderful little gems throughout your walk. There's so much beauty and simple pleasure in taking in what's around us if we just take the time to look more closely. You're so good at that! Thank you for sharing the beauty through your eyes and walk. Have a lovely week.