Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you light, love, and happiness.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nature Notes: Naughty 'n' Ice

Hello, all. It's been a while since I've joined you, because Mother Nature hasn't done anything particularly interesting around here lately - nothing, at least, that I haven't already posted about.

Exasperated at being ignored, the bawdy Green Lady pulled out all the stops: Flashed her boobs, she did! I swear! Saw it myself.

And THEN look what happened:

Naughty 'N' Ice

Upward Growing Icicle

That, my friends, is an icicle growing upward out of the water. In all my 60 years I have never before seen this happen.

And just like that, Mama N has recaptured my undivided attention. Can't wait to see what the hot old broad does next.

* For the more science-minded, these rare structures form when liquid water is forced upward through a central channel as the ice freezes. (More info here.) According to my research, they usually have flat sides like a prism. I was kind of disappointed in my own thingie when I found that out. I would have gotten an even bigger kick out of an ice prism.

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