Winter Beauty

I was looking through some pictures that I had taken earlier this spring and realized that I had never shared them with you.  Since the weather is still making it seem like we’re in winter, I figured now was as good of a time as ever.

My brother, Jason, came to get me one day because the freezing and thawing had created some really cool effects on the surface of our ponds.  Because it had been so cold, but we had some high winds, we figured that’s what had created an interesting drift of ice on the surface.

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It’s a little hard to see in this picture, but those dark jagged lines are high peaks of an ice formation on top of the pond’s surface.

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The darker area is just the smooth frozen ice on the pond, but the white in the center is this amazing ice formation that was formed due to our horrible winter.  If I’m going to be stuck in my house for multiple days due to a polar vortex, I may as well enjoy the ice that formed from it!

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It was truly a beautiful sight.  When we were walking away, we spotted a lost ball along the pond bank.

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Over the years, we’ve gotten selective in the balls we are willing to risk our lives to get.  However, my brother and I are huge Titleist fans.  Yeah.  When we saw it was a Titleist, it was worth slipping into the pond.

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If Jason is willing to wade into the pond to fix the irrigation, then a little precarious steps along the pond bank wouldn’t phase him.

Success!  To what lengths do you go to retrieve a lost ball?  Did you see any cool ice formations this winter?

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