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Month: March 2012

Freeze complete – Lac de Joux

Freeze complete – Lac de Joux

The lac de Joux eventually froze over completely. As a result of this you could walk on the ice. Some people were kitesurfing whilst others were having Marrons chaud. In one or two places you could see that the water level had decreased as a result of which the ice sheet had broken. Walking across the ice was an interesting experience. The ice can be seen through. Due to recent snow melt on the ice you were walking through a…

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Siberian car clamps and ice skating ducks

Siberian car clamps and ice skating ducks

During the short period when we had the “Siberian weather”. many people went over to Versoix to look at the frozen lake and the beauty revealed as ice and wind played with stillness to form nice creations. These pictures were taken between Bellevue, Versoix and the Port de Crans. I particularly like the ice globs that have formed on the reeds. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157629285504573″]

Lac de Joux, not quite frozen over

Lac de Joux, not quite frozen over

These images were taken with the Nokia N9. You can see how the lake has not frozen over. The berries are an amusing sight. You’d expect them in spring or summer rather than winter. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157629184752891″]

Lac de Joux starting to Freeze over

Lac de Joux starting to Freeze over

Here are some images from the lac de Joux a few weeks ago. I had not had enough of the frozen landscapes so I travelled further afield. I walked on the ice but there are moments when I could feel it creak as I walked. I didn’t fall through the ice. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157629184590941″]

More pictures of Frozen Nyon

More pictures of Frozen Nyon

Here are more pictures of frozen Nyon. These were taken with an Olympus rather than the iPhone. Notice the texture of the ice and the berries that have been captured within the ice. Beautiful setting. I wore quite a few layers. They kept me warm. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157629169768185″]

Frozen Nyon

Frozen Nyon

A few weeks ago the Siberian winter came to keep us company and this provided a great opportunity to go out and take pictures of ice sculptures. Any object was appropriate and the wind and water did the rest. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157629169524109″]

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