(Video link here.) Photographer Kaylyn Messer¬†made this wondrous, tiny video of an ice circle on the Snoqualmie River near Seattle. It’s a huge disk of ice formed when a large ice chunk breaks off in the river. In an effect called a rotational shear,¬†the current slowly spins and grinds the ice into a perfect circle. It’s a divine little meditation: you hear the sound of the river and watch the circle slowly spin. Here are two 20-second views.

(Second video link here).

One thought on “A River’s Natural Ice Circle (Mandala)

  1. The river circles are so unbelievably beautiful.
    Thank you Improvised Life for posting this soothing, peaceful subject.
    A true reminder — in these terrible, media-driven times — that Nature needs no audience.

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