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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Freezing and Thawing Snow Creates Crystals


Freezing and thawing snow creates crystals.
Our snow is melting sooo slowly that when it freezes every
night the snow forms crystals. Our night temperatures hover at 30F
and during the day it's up to 50F. Hence these lovely crystals.
Here's another photo:  

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14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, crystal shadows, Kathe, and great captures for the day! Hope you have a great weekend! Stay warm!!

Dana said...

Beautiful! I love the second pic!

Stephen Hayes said...

Snow looks so magical until it gets all stomped on. Beautiful pictures.

Carol L McKenna said...

Brrrrrrr! Great shots for 'Shadow'

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Linda said...

Wonderful photos of the ice crystals! Each one so unique!

Happy Saturday!

Linda

Gemma Wiseman said...

Exquisite crystals! In macro. they are like a magical landscape!

Ralph said...

The crystal is amazing - the result of cold, sun, heat and cool. Nature is an artist as we could not dream of creating this unique and beautiful art. A charming and lovely snow crystal!

rlavalette said...

Up here in Vermont we all (well, most of us anyway) appreciate all things icy & snowy. great photos. Thanks.

Jim said...

ITlike your crystals, Kathe ~~ They remind me of the piles of frost in my outside freezer.
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That corgi :) said...

beautiful pictures! I remember this phenomenon from when I lived in Montana; that and the long icicles that would melt, then freeze, then melt, freeze, etc.

enjoy Sunday!

betty

McGuffy Ann said...

I love ice crystals & sculptures created by nature. Thanks!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Not only did you notice the crystals, but you also noticed the jagged little shadows! Magical!

Shadowy Love Story

messymimi said...

It's lovely, and it looks like the work of frost fairies.

robin. said...

it has been 12F here all day...burrrr. love your crystal shots.