I don't think I'd ever seen branches that were simply encased in ice. Presumably the flow from the creek generates a bit of spray, and, if it's cold enough, the spray then freezes onto the branch.
Three more below:
It almost looks like the water was trying to form giant snowflakes as it froze.
I just like the peaceful feeling of this one. I may have to print out a large version of it.
And here we have an itty-bitty waterfall coming from underneath the ice.
28 March 2009