Ice Ice Baby


It has been C-O-L-D this past week here in MD.  I heard rumors that parts of the bay and various rivers and inlets were freezing.  So, this afternoon we took the kids out to see for ourselves. 

At one of the beaches we visited these ice balls had formed in the river.  I had actually seen pictures of them floating earlier this week.  Now the ice balls are frozen in to the ice.



I was impressed with how far out the ice went.  All the way to the end of the pier and far past it was frozen.


See the ice behind the kiddos?


Here we are at another beach.   It appeared to be frozen all the way across the river.  But, since we didn’t know how deep it was frozen, we only let the kids stand on the ice on the beach.    They enjoyed it though.


I don’t recall it ever being so cold for so long here in MD.  It’s been a nice change of pace to have some actual snow and ice on the ground in January.  It’s nice to not just have it feel like winter, but look like winter too.  I’m hoping all this prolonged cold means the ticks, fleas, mosquitos, and stink bugs that have been germinating year round these past few winters will dye off.  At any rate, we’re enjoying the change of scenery round here.


  1. I went for a long run down to Annapolis ... crossed the bridge from Jonas Green to the USNA right at sunset (gorgeous), and then headed down along City Dock and to Eastport. I couldn't get over all the amazing ice formations along the shore. Awesome stuff.

  2. I have never heard of or seen ice balls like that before. Very cool. So glad you guys made it to the beach. (Btw, I'm laughing at the capri leggings on one kid and the humungous jacket on the other.)

    It's crazy cold here, too, and it's snowing as we speak!


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