Something that has not been seen in years: A frozen Forest Hill Park lake. I confirmed it during a short hike today and found many other watery spots encrusted in ice.
After resembling a marshland after years of disrepair, the lake at that beautiful South Richmond park was dredged this past summer and the work was completed just before November. It wrapped up a month earlier than expected –quite fortunate considering all the rain and snow we had in November and December.
The babbling Reedy Creek also had many beautiful frozen spots as it descended toward the lake. The huge boulders held many wide
Winter weather isn’t my favorite, but I can take the 5-10 days of freezing cold if we get something this beautiful to see with snow and ice now and then.
Click on these images for larger versions — the detail is quite good. My favorite is the ivy frozen into the ice — a young and colorful growth that will probably not suffer a bit come springtime.