Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Frost Flowers: Nature's Exquisite Ice Extrusion

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It is as beautiful as it is rare. A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance.

(thanks Robert-John)

2 comment(s):

Ima said...

That's so crazy and cool!

Frosty the snow man said...

I have never seen this and it gets pretty darn cold here in Chicago