Photos: Frozen Scharmützelsee, Germany: Winter 2012

Some of my Winter #photos from frozen Scharmützelsee in #Germany. Memorable yes, walking almost a mile across the lake, but also the SOUNDS the ice made particularly in morning and evening at temperatures changed.

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Tracks by Red Haircrow

As we walked over the frozen lake, our steps making a special sound that  prompted my friend to share with a smile: “This is the sound of my childhood.” And snow does have different sounds as you walk upon it. In the three days I was in Bad Saarow-Pieskow I could tell the difference. In Berlin, I dislike walk ing on snow in Berlin, in places, with the grittiness of the city, it squeaks beneath your step. In BS-P I discovered three unique ones I found pleasant.

After snow had fallen the day before and frozen overnight, as I walked I heard and felt a solid crunch then grind, nearly a growl underfoot. By evening, upon untouched snow far in the middle of the lake, there was only a pop when breaking the surface, and it was so powdery, soft beneath it was silent. Through the forest, with all the…

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