Now you’d think from these images that we’ve had an Ice Storm like the incredible spectacle that took place in Versoix, Switzerland in 2005 by the spray coming off Léman Lake, but alas it’s a little bit simpler than that. This is in fact rural Pudsey near Fulneck School in the middle of farmer’s field down Scholebrook Lane.
The ice is in fact caused by a hose next to a horse’s trough that has a leak, and is forcing out a fine spray of water high into the air and over the tree which is then freezing.
The tree was spotted by fellow blogger Ian Street from Into the Orchard while on one of his legendary bike tours, Ian had pre warned me that the access to this tree wasn’t easy, which included a barbed wire fence and an extremely muddy field, so I was glad I took his advice and put my Wellington Boots on…Technically I should have asked the farmer’s permission, but the ‘unchained’ dog in his yard put me off.
37 thoughts on “Ice Tree”
amazing, they are fantastic images of nature
Thanks, it an amazing thing to see up close
wow, you make us fearless about the cold with that attitude!!!
Carl, what an incredible site to see and able to photograph! Wonderful – thanks for sharing this with us.
Your welcome Carina 🙂
WOW! These are amazing… Thank you dear Carl, love, nia
Thank you so much Nia 🙂
Long time no see…!
Thanks for the share,dear Carl!
Had a bit of an Easter Break…back with a vengeance now 🙂
Wow, Carl some amazing photography!
Thanks Cheryl 🙂 🙂
Wow! What a sight to see. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Your welcome Colline 🙂
Carl, amazing photo gallery – but strange to see that everything around the tree .. is green, there stand this ice tree … fantastic. Nature can be fears … fantastic post, thanks for sharing.
Thanks Viveka, It was almost a frozen in time moment (pardon the pun) 🙂
What a beautiful exploration of ice in this very temporal universe. “Frozen” and “Frozen Stiff” are favourites of mine.
Thanks Joseph, Frozen stiff is one of my favourites as well
Brilliant find. Cold work, I would imagine.
Thnaks… It was ‘Very’ cold, especially when got in close and got sprayed by the burst hose
Ouch! Worth it for the results.
Youi certainly have got the eye. Sounds like you had to really work to get close enough. Well done! Like something out of a Ray Bradbury story.
Cheers Bill, It felt almost like a commando style approach, skirting along the tree line…worth it in the end 🙂
Incredible pix – so glad you hopped that fence!
Thanks 🙂 …me also
Cool photos…seriously. Like something from a scary fairy tale.
Heehe, I’ve got to say it was quite cool 😉
Well, I was going to say COOL (pun intended) but Carol beat me to it 🙂
Thanks Tina, I’m was waiting for a ‘Frozen in Time’ quote 🙂 🙂
I love this
Amazing photos, Carl. This photo shoot was worth braving life and limb for, but I quite understand that you didn’t want to upset the farmer’s dog .:)
wow, stunning photos!!
xx Vera & Rony
Thanks Ladies 🙂