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Tiny, frozen bubbles

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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.

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The ice was pretty good for skating, too.


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...

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