20170325-26 Itty bitty ice drops up close

We had snow, sleet and freezing rain for a couple of days giving us some opportunity to see small things in a new light.

These pieces of art are the result of freezing, melting and refreezing of snow, leaving intricate holes of trapped air …  (Click on the photos for a close-up.  Use your browser’s back button to return to the blog.)





The following are photos of freezing rain drops, forming a more clear covering over buds:







I think that we might have had some freezing sleet to give those bubbles within this structure.

Some of the ice sheathing this Hawthorne branch has broken off, leaving some of the branches exposed …

Very interesting to see the effects of frozen precipitation up close.