Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ice "fossils"

When I saw these patches of ice, they reminded me of fossil imprints on rocks. This first one looks like the skull of some prehistoric being.

This could be a snake, perhaps a relative of Apophis, the giant serpent of Egyptian myth that the sun god, Ra must fight every evening on his journey through the Duat. Ra and the other gods must win the battle each night, or the sun will not rise the next morning.

And this may be a fish-like creature, perhaps a forerunner to the great fish that swallowed Jonah.

What "ice visions" do you see?


6 comments:

Sheila Robertson said...

Great interpretation! I loved to smash these as a kid. Now I just enjoy the patterns.

Ms M said...

Thanks, Sheila. It's fun to imagine while enjoying the patterns, isn't it? :-)

altadenahiker said...

These are frame-able Ms M.

Ms M said...

I guess they could be framed as a series of 3. I hadn't thought about that, altadenahiker.

Katie said...

To me the bottom one looks like a tank top fluttering on a clothes line. I rarely see ice here, but occasionally there's frost on the grass. I'll admit that stopping on ice puddles can be very satisfying!

Ms M said...

Hi Katie -- Yes, I can see the tank top in the wind in the last one.
And it is fun to stomp through ice sometimes; hear that satisfying crack.