We hung around the bridge, took some photos, and did the same things I do when I ride out that way.
I've never thought of this place as one to walk about, but Heather noticed a path leading off toward the woods and headed toward it. I followed.
As we walked into the woods we saw what looked like plastic bags scattered about. If there hadn't been so many we might not have looked close enough to see what they really were.
Vaguely, I remembered reading about this phenomena, but couldn't remember where. I know I certainly hadn't expected to ever see it.
I took a photo with my phone and sent it out to my Facebook friends asking if anyone knew what these things were called.
I called them ice ribbons, although this one looks more like cotton candy.
One friend called them ice blossoms or frost flowers.
But, by whatever name you call them, they were beautiful.
Later I did a search and found an article online. It answered all my questions about these little ice structures and then some. Click here to go to the article.