Icicles on a tree along the Lake Ontario shore

The Devil’s Toothbrush

An extended outing in late February found Nikki and I prowling the shore of Lake Ontario. The beautiful sunny weather was misleading. Temperatures well below zero were compounded by driving wind, resulting in driftwood and branches along the length of the shoreline being washed with icy waves which froze into icicles before the water could drip back into the lake.

For as far as the eye could see the rocks along the shore were coated with pure ice. Only a fool would risk walking on such a treacherous surface, flirting with an almost certainly fatal plunge into the bitingly cold depths with no easy way back out over all that ice. So here’s the shot.

The Devil’s Toothbrush – Icicles on a tree, Lake Ontario. Click for larger image

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