Saturday, January 18, 2014

Frozen Salt Creek

We have had some very cold and snowy days recently.  On 6th of January our lowest temperature was -16 F (- 26 C ).  It was so cold that everything just shut down, children got to stay home from school, commuter trains were totally out of schedule due to signal malfunctions, 2/3 of airplanes out of Chicago airport were cancelled , people went crazy and bought out everything at the grocery store before the storm hit. No milk, no eggs, no bread or produce.  All were sold out.....  Me?  I could not wait to get to the river to find what I could  photograph. Only problem was that I didn't have a car that I felt comfortable driving in the snow and ice, so I had to wait a few days until the streets were cleared. When I was finally able to leave my house I was rewarded with fantastic sights.  Most of the rivers in the area were completely frozen over but some like here under the dam, water still ran freely. At the Fox River a record number of Bald Eagles were spotted. The number of Bald Eagles in Illinois is second to Alaska to the photographers delight. Even with very limited camera equipment I was able to get some decent shots myself.     

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  1. That frozen river shot is beautiful! Hope the weather has gotten warmer for you.

  2. Hi Linda, it did and today was sunny and above freezing, but we are bracing ourselves for another round of fridget temps.

  3. Oh my gosh, that is just stunning! Worth the wait to find this beauty. We also had some freezing days, we got -15C which is pretty cold for our area! Hope it doesn't drop too much again soon for you.

  4. Hi Noriko! This photo of the water (?) is really beautiful. It looks like what Alaska is in my mind. Nice shot on the eagle too. What a find!
    I changed blog homes. I had to leave Blogger, too many tech issues. Sigh. Getting used to the new platform. Happy 2014, right?


  5. Hello, N Buckles.

    Good feeling works.
    Thank you for your support all the time.

    A nice February.
    From Japan, ruma ❃

  6. Thank you for braving the cold to take that top photo; it is amazing.

  7. Gorgeous capture on the frozen image.