Photo of the Week - January 02, 2011

Ice Crystals on Bracken Fern Frond
McAllister Community Park
Lacey, WA
January 2, 2011

McAllister Park is a 60 acre native oak woodlot and meadow which was purchased by the City of Lacey for a future park in 1994. The park, located in the 8700 block of Marvin Road SE, is a great place for a walk.

On January 2, it had been below freezing for several days. The wetland portion of the meadow was covered with wonderful frost. The crystals had built up over several days. On close examination, I was amazed at the geometric, crystal structure of the ice.