Today I’m inspired by glaciers, and living blue ice.
I found these pics looking for something else, and realized I never posted anything from my Alaska tour. So here are just a few from Glacier Bay National Park & Exit Glacier, near Anchorage.
The day we were there, one glacier in the Bay was making lots of noise- cracks, rumbles, vibration- with periodic bits falling into the water. The naturalists said that this movement and shift is what makes the glacier living and is everyday activity- not due to global warming per say- but a daily and seasonal expansion and contraction of the glacier itself. This movement they said was caused by lots of things; whats going on underground (tectonic shifts with the land and ice flows underneath); gravity; side to side movements with other glaciers; and surface changes on top (sun, heat, air temp, more snow). Amazing to think of the ground as alive and breathing. 😉
Several otter play on ice in front of our boat. I love this poetic description of living ice and glaciers;
Here are a few new bracelets inspired by blue ice glaciers and the rich life all around them; evergreens, otters, pearls, oysters, & icy waters. I’ll post these to my Etsy store soon.