Tag Archives: Ice

Kitchen Ice Feathers

Featured Image

Window Frost When it gets really, really cold, like -10°F and below, we get beautiful ice patterns on our door and windows. Even with the modern double thermal pane glass with argon and such between the panes the cold comes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Ice Tubes

Featured Image

Tunnel of IceHere’s one for all the ice lovers. We spend much of our year with water in a solid state. Sometimes we get very interesting shapes, carved by sun, wind, traffic or shaped from molds. Sliding Water ChunksThis ice … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 10 Comments

Family Jewels

Featured Image

Reflections on RefractionssCrystals are fun. We have many forms scattered around the house from geodes to local quartz. In this season, most of the crystals I deal with are made of H2O instead of SiO2 and the glass hanging above … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 6 Comments

Cold Morning Stars

Featured Image

Jack Frost’s Been HereWith winter we get automatic artwork on our windows. If the temperatures drop low enough fractal forms march across the glass making for magnificent displays come morning’s light. Some days they are just small fingers of frost … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 7 Comments

More Morning Frost Fractals

Featured Image

More Morning Frost FractalsDeep cold makes the winter sunrises that much more spectacular. Outdoors: 25째F/0째F Partially SunnyTiny Cottage: 65째F/57째F

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 3 Comments

Ice Eruption

Featured Image

Ice EruptionThe other day I showed a photo of the impact crater from a side trip during our voyage to Mars. Today we have quite the opposite. This is an eruption from deep beneath the depths of the world’s ice. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Ice Impact

Featured Image

Impact CraterOn our trip to Mars we’ve done a little sight seeing, visiting the frigid moon of Ganymede out around Jupiter. Seeing fields of ice like this makes me realize how lucky we are to have summer in Vermont. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Blue Water Ice

Featured Image

Winter water is a challenge on the farmstead. The world has little liquid. In one way this is good, it actually feels warmer when it is cold enough that everything freezes up solid. The wet cold suck the heat away … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 7 Comments

Cold Steel

Featured Image

Frost on Entry GrateDown below the entry grate is an air tube that penetrates the concrete slab of our tiny cottage. The pipe allows water to drain out from the under-grate area and is one of the controlled ways that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 16 Comments

Gilded Chicken Cage

Ice on Chicken Wire in Morning SunWe woke to a frosted world glittering in the sunlight for the second time in a week. We were fortunate in that we did not lose power like so many people. Perhaps the previous … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments