February 3, 2014

More Ice on the Susquehanna River

The slight thaw of river ice in January that I documented here was followed by another polar vortex, which was followed by another partial thaw.  We went out on the first day of February and took pictures at various locales.  We started at the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Columbia, PA.Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 1
There was a small flock of seagulls on a bit of open water.Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 2
I love the architecture of this bridge, and have photographed it in all seasons, from many angles.  In the background you can see the piers from a much earlier bridge, and in the far background is the modern Rt. 30 span.Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 3
 Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 4
 Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 5
I’ve made several small art quilts featuring The Old Bridge:
The Old Bridge, art quilt by Sue Reno
Further upriver we stopped at the Breezyview Overlook.Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 6
Through the trees you can see the modern span in the foreground and the old bridge in the background.Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 7
Next stop was a boat launch on the east side of Marietta, PA.  Here the ice was choppy and chunkier.Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 8
 Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 9
A bit west of Marietta the slabs were larger, and had pushed further up on the shore.Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 10
 Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 11
 Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 12
The slabs were stacked up at a boat launch in Bainbridge, PA.Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 13
To the left in this photo is Brunner Island, where there’s a coal fired power plant, and in the distance you can see a steam plume from a reactor at Three Mile Island.Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 14
An overlook near Falmouth, PA was the last stop, for a good view of the Susquehanna just before sunset.  To the right is a portion of the Harrisburg International Airport.Ice on the Susquehanna River, 2/2014, by Sue Reno, Image 15
It was a good day, and helped quell some of the rampant cabin fever. Sue Reno by the frozen Susquehanna River, February 2014

1 comment:

Pat's Place said...

Great photos! Those ice jams will be bigger and better if it remains cold & snowy, as predicted... Flooding may become a problem, too, in those low-lying areas.

But isn't winter spectacular?!!!