If you live somewhere that gets really cold you know how far beneath your warmest jacket and scarf the chill factor can creep. When Mother Nature unleashes a cold front, she often freezes everything in her path, creating the most incredible scenes.
As the coldest months of the year rapidly approach, here are some of the best photos of frozen things to get you in the mood for snow boots and shovels!
Frozen Stop Sign in Russia
Without a caption, could you even identify what this mystical frozen object really is? Hope there are not any drivers out on the road!
Frozen Game of Beer Pong
This is how Eskimos play the popular game! And how useful, the icy snow can be used as a cubby for beer and red cups.
Frozen Flash Flood
The wealthiest icicle of the bunch!
Frozen Bubbles Abraham Lake in Alberta, Canada
It’s the methane present in this Canadian lake that have caused the awesome frozen bubbles.
Frozen Water Balloon
This water balloon packs a harder punch than most others.
Frozen Avebury Drive
The icicles on this street sign double as winter bling!
Frozen Antena Decal
Frozen Trash Bin
Sorry Mom, can’t take out the trash today!
Frozen Ocean, Brave Horse and Rider
The ocean can freeze just like lakes and rivers, although it takes slightly colder temperatures for this to happen, 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit to be exact.
This one makes me sad…
These dogs are having a great time playing on a frozen lake, which must be VERY frozen or else they might end up just like poor Mr. Fox.
In order for water to freeze over it needs to be 39 degrees Fahrenheit. As the thermostat dips down, the top surface of the water is the first to feel the icy effects. This is why ice forms a sheet on the top layer of water, but if it’s not cold enough the ice is very thin and may break through if stepped on.
Frozen Water Fall
This might be one of my favorite frozen images! You may not see many frozen waterfalls if you live somewhere like California. But in places that regularly receive icy winters frozen waterfalls are a well-known beauty, such as in Iceland, Scandinavia, and Siberia. The wondrous part is how they freeze mid-fall, keeping the unique shape of fast-falling water.
Frozen Construction Truck
It might be a while before this truck gets back to work…
Frozen Chicago River
Since the Chicago River is so large and is fed by many other bodies of water it takes a considerable amount of time, and chill, to make even 50% of the river freeze over each winter.
May 9th, 2014 marks the coldest morning in the 21st century for half of the people living in the United States. In New York City temperatures dipped down to 5 degrees, and other nearby regions experienced similar good morning chills.
Frozen Tear Drops
Cried by a giant of course!
Frozen Flower Buds
Frozen Lake Michigan Lighthouse
Trail of Frozen Flowers
Frozen ‘Land Cloud’
This big hunk of ice literally looks like a cloud with icicle rain pouring out from below.
Frozen Cracked Window
When temperatures fluctuate between warm and freezing, glass can break under the pressure. This glass window not only cracked, but froze too!
Frozen Toilet Water
I’d hate to feel how cold this house was before the toilette literally froze over. Maybe this bathroom is located next to the cracked window pictured above!
He doesn’t look too happy about the frost bite!
Frozen Trees, Lake Michigan
Frozen Lake Michigan Light House #2
It gets so cold on Lake Michigan, a lot of stuff gets overruled by ice!