Sunday, February 12, 2006
The icicle works
The bushes beside our front door often wear a full head of snow when winter rolls in. When the sun comes out and gradually warms the snow, interesting things happen in this cold little microworld.
I don't often get to take pictures of the results because the kids usually get to it before I do. By the time they're done playing with it, there's precious little left.
This time out, however, a brilliantly sunny day coupled with temperatures near zero resulted in a rapid meltoff of the canopy. I worked quickly to grab whatever pictures I could.
The light that diffuses through ice under a bright sun is something I've always wanted to capture. It's elusive, but I'll keep trying until I succeed.
Your turn: I'm still playing games with my titles. Anyone want to guess?