Nature's Jewels

Ice sculptures, untouched by human hands, beautiful as the finest crafted gems. Priceless beauty, made from a little river water, a succession of chilly days, and the rise, fall and flow of the river.

I noticed these treasures on a visit to Concord’s Old North Bridge on January 17, 2019. I photographed them with my little Canon SX700HS point-and-shoot around 5 pm as the sun sank into the Concord River.

I returned on February 3rd to find they had greatly changed, but were now beautiful in a different way.

By February 4th, they were all gone.

These photographs are the only record of these unique, priceless, evanescent gems.

Ice jewel "collars" attached to the bridge supports.
Ice jewel "collars" gathered on bridge supports.