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Birefringence of River Ice

Or how I combat cold winter colour cravings….

Ice With Wavy Pattern on Rivers Edge
Standard issue ice found on the edge of a slow moving stream. Captivating greyscale patterns with a colourful secret!

I don’t mind our cold Ontario winters, in fact, I try pretty hard not to complain about freezing my buns off. This gives me the right to complain bitterly about the absurd heat and humidity we’ve had the past few summers – I can always add more layers of clothing to fight off -30°C, but I can only remove so many layers to combat +30°C before I start getting arrested.

What does get me down in the winter months is our overall lack of sunlight, and the dreary, overcast, chromatically-challenged days are more trying than a frozen beard.

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