Thursday, April 14, 2011

Does Anybody Know?

These strange formations appeared on the pond yesterday. About the size of hockey pucks and dotted around the perimeter of the pond. Another friend noticed the same thing on his pond and we are stymied as to what caused our polka-dotted ponds. Any ideas?
Polka dotted pond


  1. Wow - an Alien visitation methinks :)

  2. They're beautiful.
    An ice disc, ice circle, or ice pan is a natural phenomenon that occurs in slow moving water in cold climates. Ice circles are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water. It is believed that they form in eddy currents.(from wikipedia)

  3. Well, good thing Eric did research - they are curious and beautiful phenomenon indeed!

  4. Whatever they are, they're lovely.

  5. This is beautiful and great photos. Thanks for your advice on the BAO Blog Liz.

    Thanks for solving the mystery Cerulean.

  6. Hi Noela, I was afraid of that...the alien invasion is closer than I'm ready for! That, or the Canadiens have been practicing on the pond.

    Hi Eric, Thanks so much for doing the research and finding the answer. I like knowing what I'm looking at.

    Hi Leslie, I agree about Eric and about how lovely they are, thanks.

    Hi Jennifer, Thanks and welcome to the blog

    Hi Angela, Thanks so much and hope the advice was useful

  7. Whatever they are, they are lovely!

  8. Thanks Fiona, they are done now,the ice went out the other day. Happy Easter and Go Well.


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