We’ve had all kinds of crazy and extreme winter weather here in Pennsylvania in recent weeks.
An extended deep freeze, with record low temperatures, iced over the Susquehanna River.
That was followed by a quick switch to temperatures in the 40 – 50 degree F. range. And the thaw was accompanied by heavy and steady rains.
The combination partially broke up the river ice and swept it into jams, and up onto the shore in spots.
Fortunately there was not widespread damage this time around.
These pictures were taken on January 12, 2014, at the Northwest River Trail in Marietta, PA.
It was late afternoon, and the slanting sun sparkled on the myriad surfaces of the ice chunks.
I am currently immersed in making works about the river, and today’s field trip has me thinking about ways to try and capture the experience with textiles and beads. The above photos were taken with a Canon Rebel DSL. The next three were taken with an Olloclip fisheye lens on an iPhone 4S.
It was a good day to be out and about and admiring the river.
It was so surreal and transitory.