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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Author: Seabrooke

Author of Peterson Field Guide to Moths. Writer of action/thriller SF/F YA. Story junkie. Nature nut. Tea addict. Staffperson to five fourleggeds. Finding happiness in the little things. Twitter: @SeabrookeN / @SeabrookeLeckie

12 thoughts on “Sunday Snapshots: Raven on thin ice”

  1. 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.

  2. 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~

    1. 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!

    1. 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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