Sunday Snapshots: Raven on thin ice

Raven and frozen pond

We’ve had a string of below-freezing nights and cool days that have frozen over our standing water. At lunchtime today Raven and I walked back to our little pond. I was surprised to find, by breaking the ice at the edge, that it was already frozen to nearly a 3/4″ (2cm) thickness. It wouldn’t support my weight, but it seemed thick enough to hold Raven up. I kept expecting the ice to crack and for her to fall in, but she never did (I wouldn’t have been worried; it’s less than a foot deep, and she’s a water dog). It sang as she walked about on it and tugged on weeds and branches frozen into its surface, though, a high twittering like a flock of little birds. I took 140+ photos – but I’ll limit it to 18 here…

Raven and frozen pond

Really want that stick...

Raven and frozen pond

Raven and frozen pond

Trying instead to get those grass tufts.

Raven and frozen pond

Guess she'll settle for a hunk of ice.

Raven and frozen pond

Raven and frozen pond

Raven and frozen pond

Raven and frozen pond

Raven and frozen pond

Raven and frozen pond

Raven and frozen pond

Ooo, but what's that?

Raven and frozen pond

Not so certain about the ice.

Raven and frozen pond

Always likes a challenge

Raven and frozen pond

Raven and frozen pond

On the trail of something

Raven and frozen pond

Raven and frozen pond

Ripples of vibrations transferred through the ice

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12 responses to “Sunday Snapshots: Raven on thin ice

  1. Oooh, love the pictures of your dog. I enjoyed the big ice pictures, and her tail is a very expressive part of her being. hugs from HW

  2. Raven working the slab of ice is priceless. We got a 9 month old black lab mix from a rescue org a few weeks ago. He looks a lot like Raven . . . with socks. He loves water so I can’t wait to see what he does with ice and snow in the coming months.

  3. What great photographs of you and your FAV. Looks like she had a great time, with no fear of what she was doing. Love especially the photograph of her standing in the middle with her reflection showing, would make a great greeting card~

    • Thanks, Mary! It took her a while to warm up to water when she was a little pup, but since she discovered how fun it is, she just loves the pond. She probably wishes it wouldn’t freeze over in the winter!

  4. I always enjoy reading about and seeing picutres of Raven. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow! She doesn’t mess around when it comes to getting a piece of ice. This was delightfully fun! She looks like she had a good time.

    • I’m sure if the ice broke off in bigger chunks she would’ve tried to take them, Jason. She has a great time around the pond, frozen or not, and I have a great time watching her. :)

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