pond ice large

Tiny, frozen bubbles

pond ice feet

Right beneath your feet.

We were sliding around Buckingham Pond in Albany the other day and ended up totally nerding out on the shapes and figures created by bubbles in the ice. The clusters of trapped air in the many-inches-thick ice reminded us of tiny frozen nebulae. And we thought they were beautiful.

A whole bunch of photos after the jump, including one large format pic.

If you're looking for that large photo, scroll up.

pond ice 1

pond ice 2

pond ice 3

pond ice 4

pond ice 5

pond ice 6

pond ice 7

pond ice 8

pond ice 9

pond ice 10

pond ice 11

pond ice 13

pond ice 12

The ice was pretty good for skating, too.

Comments

Oh no, poor snail! Great shots though, makes me kind of happy it's winter!

The pond at the boat house has been plowed a few times lately, and I hardly see anyone on it though I keep meaning to break the skates out and head down there myself before it's April and another winter has passed!

Very nice. Thanks!

Was anyone skating on it?

Thanks for the terrific pictures. There's been great skating this year. Many thanks to the City recreation department -- they've done a terrific job keeping the rink clear.

It looked like a skating party on Sunday with at least 25 people there!

People who care about the pond should check out our website: http://www.buckinghampondconservancy.org/.

In January it's so nice to slip around on the sliding ice, sipping AllOverAlbany soup with rice. Or something like that...

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

New, again

It looks like the Madison Theater in Albany is going to start showing first-run movies again (in addition to classic movies). [TU] From January: A... (more)

Tickets now on sale for the AOA Farm Tour!

Tickets are now on sale for AOA's fall event: Farm Tour! The tour of farms in the Helderbergs is September 13. Tickets are $40 --... (more)

Where to get good peaches?

Julie emails: Hey AOA, is there anywhere to go pick your own peaches around the capital region? For whatever reason, PYO peaches appear to be... (more)

A bit more about protected bike lanes in Albany

A few bits of follow up on last week's post about the Capital Region bikeshare: Protected bike lanes We mentioned that one of the ideas... (more)

Morning Blend

Police are looking for two men who broke into a Lansingburgh home and beat a man and woman to death overnight. The suspects are believed... (more)

Recent Comments

As someone who was a "serious" cyclist long before cycling was cool, I have to say accommodating bikes on the road is only part of the equation. Incentives to employers and businesses to accommodate the cycling public are greatly needed as well. At least secure places to stow a bike, and at best a place for cyclists to change once at work would go a long way. ...

South End Pallet Works

...has 13 comments, most recently from lissi

Fort Nassau

...has 4 comments, most recently from Duncan Crary

A bit more about protected bike lanes in Albany

...has 4 comments, most recently from Gail

Where to get good peaches?

...has 1 comment, most recently from Albany Jane

Wellington annex implosion road closures

...has 21 comments, most recently from Ron