Thursday, February 12, 2009

I can walk on water (or drive)

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


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Before moving to Wisconsin I never knew there were lakes that froze over enough to take cars out on. Everything you see here is Lake Winnebago (see the dock on the far right?), neat, right? There are old Christmas trees (I’m assuming that’s what they are) lined up from one shore to the other marking a ‘road’. And many fishing shacks scattered about.


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A little further down the road, we pulled off at another place to put-in and I thought these ice formations were really neat. We assume they were made as the lake was freezing.


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Huge chunks of ice protruding up.


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I can walk on water! :0) In my crocs, even.


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I had to show you the piers, from the view of me walking on water. ;) Cool, right?


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Strange to see cattails poking up outta the snow.

32 comments:

  1. I'm not sure how I would deal with being that far out over the water.. on ice. hmmmm

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  2. Oh yea, very familiar looking shots. Looks like Michigan!
    Great idea....walk or ride.
    Have a great weekend.
    Love TJ

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  3. I am working on a photo blog.
    http://tjphotoexpressions.blogspot.com/2009/02/sun-flowers-at-sun-set.html
    Love TJ

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  4. Terrific shots! I love that picture of the piers.

    All we have here is a great big salty lake -- and it doesn't freeze!

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  5. Great shots - gorgeous. We have lots of cars on frozen lakes up here, so I can relate. I just love the crisp clear look of these photos.

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  6. As usual, your shots are lovely, nice and bright! I love them.

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  7. I especially loved the ice formations. Amazing!

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  8. I think those formations are made when two large chunks of the lake finally meet either as it freezes initially or if there's a thaw. The two plates "heave" like the tectonic plates along a fault line. Only without the earthquake.

    Kinda reminds me of the Fortress of Solitude.

    But Crocs? On ice? Seriously?

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  9. Oh... I got so caught up in the science I forgot to comment on the art. Which is magnificent. As always.

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  10. These are wonderful. I love the angle of the shot of your footprint and the shadows.

    I have been noticing nature poking her head out all over the place around here. Thank goodness! Wonderful shot of the cattails.

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  11. Oh, I love these shots. I can't give a scientific explanation like Mojo, but I do know I used to hate the large chucks of ice the snow plows would leave at the end of my driveway, especially just after I'd shovelled it.

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  12. I wish I could walk there! Beautiful shots of the snow sheets and the cattails too.

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  13. Amazing shots Lisa. I love the fishing shacks especially, and the cattails.

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  14. Tiaras & tantrumsFebruary 12, 2009 at 4:17 PM

    beautiful shots - I love the ice crunched together!! Although I don't know if I would walk on ice - weren't you nervous?

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  15. Pretty cool....literally! I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable enough to trust it though.

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  16. Beautiful photos! I love seeing this type of scenery because it is so foreign to me (living in florida, we don't see much of the white stuff).

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  17. How do you know what's safe to walk on and what's not??

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  18. The first time I saw a car on the frozen river in WI, I laughed my head off! I love it!

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  19. As always beautiful pictures. Our PSF's this week are polar opposites. :)

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  20. Woah! It's gorgeous. But it seems SO cold!

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  21. I grew up with a family of ice fisherman. Meaning I froze my @ss off every weekend on lakes in an ice shanty! That last picture is so vibrant!

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  22. Lovely photos -- as always. Looks sooooooo cold though! I hope your Crocs were the ones with the fur in them! The one photo is just so clear and stunning -- like it is in HD.

    And did you ever see that show "Ice Road Truckers"? The first photo reminded me of that!

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  23. That is soooo freaky! I think I would be too nervous to drive on it, since I'm from the south, I don't understand these things....great pics!

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  24. I'm sure I am brave enough to drive across the frozen lake! do however like your photos! Love the croc print! :)

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  25. Looks very familiar!! And yes, I actually have walked on ice in my "winter crocs"! Beautiful pictures Lisa!!

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  26. Suddenly, i feel so warm in Rhode Island this morning... what a cool post.

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  27. Brrrrr!!! I will leave the "walking on water" up to you...how cool to have photo ops like these though! :~)

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  28. Your world is so foreign to me ... it's hard to fathom that much snow and that cars can drive on frozen lakes. The ocean is in motion constantly.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  29. wow! beautifully taken!
    Right here it's too damn hot, can you send some of that snow over to Singapore? :p

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  30. It is an odd feeling. I grew up ice fishing. My dad used an auger to make a hole in the ice then we sat with a hook on a string on a stick and bobbed it up and down in the water, just so, to make the fish think it was food. It was weird to think you were sitting above so much water on ice that was 2 or more feet thick.

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  31. I posted some ice fishing shots today. I had forgotten about it until we went home and things are frozen solid!

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  32. I used to walk on lakes when I was younger, but it has been so long since I've been near anything that froze that solid, that I think even in Wisconsin it would make me nervous. I love the ice formations.

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