Ralph Waldo Emerson said:
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”
This was the message that stuck with me on Sunday. It was -8°f (-22°c), but it was the last day of a long cold snap. Monday at about the same time, it would be almost 30 degrees warmer. The forecast said we were in for warmer weather, with rain and highs near 50°f (10°c) by the end of the week.
So, if I was going to get pictures of the ice on the Connecticut River, I was going to need to venture out in that -8° – the beauty wouldn’t last long.
I guess God has one of those pens that writes in any conditions.
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We always get an icicle at this corner.
This little brook drains into the CT River beyond that tree line in the back.
The Gas Co-Gen plant close up.
Gas Co-Gen plant
Looking north to the Montgomery Building. a Little clear water before the ice bunches up again downstream of the bridge.
Looking west at Alstrom’s Gas Co-Gen plant.
The ice is lose, but bunched up pretty tight.
There’s a river flowing under that ice.
I’ve spent some time in that gazebo in the summer. Cool breeze off the river and green grass all around.
There’s park, riverbank and river between me and that Gas Co-Gen plant
Alstrom’s Windsor Locks operations across the CT River.
The Montgomery Building – Still awaiting its transformation into luxury apartments. They will have a nice view.
This is just below the railroad bridge over the river. On the west is Windsor Locks (left/south) and Suffield (right/north). On the east (close) is near East Windsor and Enfield boarder.
Railroad bridge across the CT River.
Looking west across the river
This little park in East Windsor offers a nice view of the river.