Ice Flowers Too (cold+snap winter ). Photo by ChrisAnthemum
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Ice Flowers Too

Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum

Monday November 26, 2012

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Formed by the bursting open of dying plant stalks due to freezing, and the escape of moisture in them, which then freezes into these crystalline structures. This is the first time I have ever seen these and I wouldn't even know what they are if it were not that other WUG photographers have posted them before. I learn something every day on this site!

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6. ChrisAnthemum
9:16 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
Thanks, Kathy!
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5. minnesotamom
7:39 PM GMT on November 28, 2012
Fascinating, Kat!! I've seen a few of these here on WU before but it seems like they're all different---LOVE this photo!! Thanks for sharing with us! :-)
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4. ChrisAnthemum
2:19 PM GMT on November 27, 2012
Thank you, Phatkat; I suspect you are right on both counts, or I would have noticed this before. These stalks are a type of salvia I haven't planted before; you can see them in bloom in some of my earlier pictures. Of course this morning, Tuesday, temperatures are above freezing, so the show is over for now.
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3. Phatkhat
7:09 AM GMT on November 27, 2012
Cool. Not all plants do this - there are evidently only a few. We have one low growing one here that forms beautiful rose-like shapes. Somewhere I have pix of some from a couple of years ago when they were plentiful. I think weather conditions have to be just so for this to happen. Ain't Mother Nature grand?!
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2. ChrisAnthemum
3:43 AM GMT on November 27, 2012
Thank you, Steve!
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1. backwardguy
3:12 AM GMT on November 27, 2012
Wow! These are interesting. Thanks for the explanation. I have never seen these before. Great find, we'll captured!
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About ChrisAnthemum


Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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