I is for Ice Formations.............
This is a piece of Needle Ice that formed just beneath the surface of the soil last autumn.
When the temp is just right - usually just after the first night that gets down below 32 degree, these icicles form.
They are usually much smaller than this piece - there must have been a lot of water to make them so large.
They are really easy to find also - you feel them just under the soil as you walk along. They raise the surface, and when you step on them, they all crackle and break.
It all feels very uneven on the feet.
We carefully removed these ones from the soil, and since the air had begun to warm up, you can see the tips of them melting.
So fragile looking these thin little strips of ice that have banded together.
Have you ever felt these ices under your feet after a freeze?
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