2.16.15 ~ Groton, Connecticut

These pictures were taken along the east side of the Thames River, looking south. The meteorologists are reporting that if this deep freeze continues, this will soon be the coldest month ever recorded in Connecticut. If this is what climate change will be bringing us, I think we will need to invest in some serious fleece lined boots. More snow due tomorrow and still more on the weekend.
2.16.15 ~ Groton, Connecticut

Notice the chunk of ice in the water behind this duck. He seems to be doing better than the gulls, but where is the rest of his flock?
frozen waves stick to the riverbank ~ 2.16.15 ~ Groton, Connecticut

Every once in a while, Mr. Logic (Tim) and I will have a brief discussion about poetry. I’m for it, he’s against it, and we agree to disagree. He says it doesn’t make any sense to him. But the other day I was browsing through my Emily Dickinson book and thought perhaps Tim might “get” this one. Read it to him, and wonder of all wonders, he said it made sense to him! I so enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime moment.

“Faith” is a fine invention
For Gentlemen who see!
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency!
~ Emily Dickinson
(The Poems of Emily Dickinson, #202)
2.16.15 ~ Groton, Connecticut

After this we headed over to Mystic. More pictures soon…

10 thoughts on “frozen”

  1. What intrepid explorers you and Tim are! I’ve just been “enjoying” the vistas from the inside my house, mostly. Have you noticed the cold temperatures shortening the battery life of the camera? The pictures of the frozen waves washing up on the shore bring to mind certain kinds of rock formations. It makes it easier to imagine how rock could have once been liquid enough to flow.

    1. Janet, I hadn’t noticed the battery life being shorter in the cold, but then the camera hasn’t been outside for very long. Most of these pictures were taken in haste – I jumped out of the car without mittens, snapped a few shots until my fingers froze, and then hopped right back into the car.

      I will have to ask Beverly if the frozen waves remind her of any rock formations – I’m due for another geology lesson anyway. 😉

  2. Oh gosh where are all the other ducks? How can they survive when the water is so icy cold? Is there any food in all that ice and snow?

    I love the picture of the frozen waves sticking to the riverbank…

    1. Thanks, Rosie, I was pretty dazzled by the frozen waves, too. I wish I had seen more ducks – I fear the worst because temperatures have been so far below normal for such an extended period of time.

    1. Thanks, Sybil. I can’t imagine taking a walk to the shore in these temperatures. If there wasn’t a road along the shore and riverbank I would never have seen the frozen waves!

    1. Laurie, you made me think of my grandfather – he often said, “oh my stars!” But I never heard “and garters” used before.

  3. Frozen waves?! Your photos are incredible, Barbara, you are showing me so many things that I would never see if it weren’t for your (bravely taken) photos. Thank you. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Joanne! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the pictures. 🙂 It’s interesting how different climates and seasons and wildlife can be in different parts of the world, and I have enjoyed the glimpses of Australia you have shared with me!

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