What an amazing sight this was to see! A friend of my husband’s had sent him a few cell phone pictures of these ice-covered trees, and then my husband forwarded them to me. My immediate thought was, “I need to get over there and take some pictures before we finally start warming up around here this week!”
And that’s what I did. With my five children.
There were excited to see it after showing them on my phone. We pulled up and there are already several people there parked and walking around with cameras, ipads, phones, and their minds to take in what was this beautiful scene. Granted, it was so super cold, with the wind blowing off of Reelfoot Lake at sunset. We were all mesmerized by the ice, but my kids were really amazed by the ice “balls” on the ground, which I have no idea how those were formed.
We then headed over to the pier and I shot some images of the frozen lake back towards the sunset (I’ll post those images later) and the view was simply gorgeous! But the internal stress of worrying about my children sliding off into the frozen lake only allowed a few short moments to admire the view – I wanted them off of that pier sooner rather than later.
These are two images that I have processed from the afternoon and will share more later. They capture the phenomena of the ice-covered cypress trees that is not very common. If you get a chance, you should head over there before we finally get above freezing this week!