Photo by Gregory Rec

An ice disk measuring about 5 feet in diameter is frozen in place in the Kennebunk River between Kennebunk and Arundel on Feb. 1.

Photo by Gregory Rec

A telemark skier makes his way up a slope near the summit of Saddleback Mountain, where buildings and trees are coated in rime ice on Feb. 5. Rime ice is formed when water droplets in supercooled clouds come in contact with objects that are also at a temperature below freezing. Buy this Photo

Photo by Gregory Rec

Skiers ride a lift up Saddleback Mountain past trees coated in rime ice. Saddleback reopened this season after being closed for five years.

Photo by Briana Soukup

Julia Gordon, 9, plays on the ice at Capisic Pond on Feb. 11 in Portland. Her father, Francis Gordon, said they were just driving by and saw some kids playing on the ice and decided to check it out themselves. He said they go ice skating often at Thompson’s Point, but had never been to Capisic Pond before. “We’ll for sure come back,” he said. Buy this Photo

Photo by Brianna Soukup

Julia Gordon, 9, plays on the ice at Capisic Pond with her father, Francis Gordon. Buy this Photo

Photo by Gregory Rec

Ice forms where water flows at the bottom of the Kesslen Dam on the Mousam River in Kennebunk. Buy this Photo

Photo by Derek Davis

Ice crystals cling to vegetation along the Spurwink River in Scarborough. Hoarfrost is formed by direct condensation of water vapor to ice at temperatures below freezing. Buy this Photo

Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette

Seagulls fly past the frozen snow-covered jetty at Camp Ellis in Saco. Buy this Photo

Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette

A rock covered in dune grass, barnacles, snow and ice in Camp Ellis in Saco. Buy this Photo

Photo by Gregory Rec

A stick stretching across a section of Tyler Brook in Kennebunkport is encased in ice.

Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette

Dinghies are covered in snow at Camp Ellis in Saco. Buy this Photo

Photo by Gregory Rec

Icicles hang from the roof in front of doors of a pump house near Saddleback Lake in Rangeley.

Photo by Gregory Rec

Ice in Tyler Brook in Kennebunkport creates patterns, photographed in January.

Photo by Derek Davis

Ice coats branches along Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth. Buy this Photo

Photo by Michele McDonald

Ice forms in Hinckley Park, South Portland. The park has trails around its two ponds, Hinckley Pond and Old Ice Pond, which are linked by Kimball Brook. Buy this Photo

Photo by Gregory Rec

Water flows past a rock covered in ice in the middle of the Mousam River in Kennebunk. Buy this Photo

Photo by Michele McDonald

Mix one cup of water, 4 tablespoons of Dawn dishwashing soap, 3 tablespoons of glycerine and 2 tablespoons of sugar to make your own soap bubble mixture. Use a straw to blow the bubbles, and wait for really cold temperatures – the colder, the better. Buy this Photo

Photo by Michele McDonald

Bubbles are made up of three layers: a thin layer of water molecules between two layers of soap. The inner layer of water – which freezes at warmer temperatures than soapy water – is the part that turns to ice. Buy this Photo

Photo by Michele McDonald

Winter’s cold freezes an ephemeral soap bubble on a South Portland porch. Buy this Photo

Photo by Michele McDonald

Frozen soap bubbles last longer than unfrozen bubbles. It is best to make them on a windless day. Leave the bubble attached to the straw and place it gently where you wish to photograph it. The hardest part of photographing them is keeping your fingers warm enough to work the camera. Buy this Photo


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