Thursday, January 07, 2010

Ice Circles

Last weekend, some wickedly cold air came around (wind chill was a few degrees above zero), and as a result, part of the Potomac River froze up. As I was riding across the 14th Street Bridge, I looked down over the railing and saw that the ice had somehow formed into various circles. It looked a little like a moonscape. Pretty cool. As the week wore on, the river slowly has been unthawing, and now there are large broken up ice slabs near the circles. Since the Potomac River doesn't freeze up every year, all these artistic shapes are fun to stop and look at. :) (Thanks again to Reba for her great photo!).