Sunday, 15 January 2012

The Coldest Day of the Year (so far)

This morning the temperature was -17 and it was a beautiful day.  There was not a cloud in the sky.  We had some rain this week and we were a little worried that we might lose our skating rink,  We didn't!!!  We did have some shell ice that we needed to scrape off but, all in all, it turned out pretty good.  My pictures for today are of our skating area.  When we got on the ice this morning there was this fabulous frost on the surface.  It was beautiful!
The frost was feathered and David thought it looked a little like an owl.

As we scraped off the shell ice, it was about an inch thick, we discovered this lovely texture of frost on the under side of the ice chunks.  It was hard to get a really good photo of these formations and this is the best photo that I got.

Even though the temperature never went above -14 all day, we skated for close to 3 hours.  Our friends, Melanie, Paige, Mike and Caillie came over for a skate too.

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