Monday, January 14, 2013

Frost Flowers

Photo by Lyn Hart 1/1/2013

Lyn spotted this on a New Year's day nature walk with Debbie and Jerry Bird, Fred Heath and company. Fortunately for this blog, she also took a photo. You aren't likely to see this again!
The best info I could find about this very unusual phenomenon comes from Cal Tech (so you know it's good). Click on Guide to Frost and scroll down to Frost Flowers. Compare the photos there to the formation in the lowest right of the photo above. I think you'll agree to their similarity. Basically, water freezes as it comes out of the stem pores. A one-of-a-kind find!

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