ephemeral arches … March 29, 2014 / Dr. Denny Wilkins • • • Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditPinterestTumblrLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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This set has me trying to figure out how things get this way. The last one – I’m seeing ice that has captured some gravel, right? Is this an iced-over puddle or something?
In all these there’s a really interesting combination of pretty ice and gritty dirt. Your naturalist soul is peeking through….
This is a snowbank left from plowing a parking lot. As snow melts, the sand and assorted detritus collects. As snow melts and refreezes, some particles are embedded in the ice. Other particles actually shield the underlying and snow and ice from melting. Thus “towers” and “arms” can be formed.
Love these images of the stone-encrusted ice! Very lovely and interesting.