They only happen under the most particular of circumstances: freezing temperatures (but not enough to freeze the water surface itself), wind-whipped waves, and cattails of course. From the first time I saw them form on Green Turtle Pond I have been intrigued and inspired. They cluster against the dam, frozen in a moment of time all unto themselves. Let's look a bit closer, shall we?
The Three Musketeers
The Elf's Hat
They never cease to delight. They are always in a state of flux, taking whatever form nature shapes them in. Each of them unique and beautiful.