Spring at the Eau Claire Dells

Occasionally I like to escape and take some photos along the trail…okay, I like to do it more than occasionally.  I decided to check out the Eau Claire Dells since the ice was breaking up and the water was high.

The main dells area doesn’t usually look like this:
Eau Claire Dells

Here’s a closer look, with some of the ice wedges stuck on the edge:
Eau Claire Dells

And even closer…these ice chunks were about 10-15 inches thick!
Eau Claire Dells

The real gems of the day were not along the river…I found them in the woods.
This tree reminded me of “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Eau Claire Dells

Streams from the melting snow were my favorite by far.
Eau Claire Dells

Eau Claire Dells

Eau Claire Dells

Eau Claire Dells

Eau Claire Dells

Eau Claire Dells

I spent a lot of quality time with this tree…I was drawn to its long mangled roots.
Eau Claire Dells

Eau Claire Dells

Happy Spring everyone!

~keep smiling!
Kim

4 responses to Spring at the Eau Claire Dells

  1. Richard Wong says:

    Wow that is really cool, Kim! They almost look like floating mini-icebergs that you can ride down the river on.

  2. Kim Larson says:

    Haha…yeah, it always tempts me when I’m there to go jumping across them, but I have to remind myself that the water is deadly cold!

  3. Ajay says:

    Gorgeous Kim, Really you inspired me, I just get into your site to learn about the tips of photography, Good collection