Iced!

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The other morning I found the frost had left this ice skin on the very top of the garden water butt. We’ve had days of rain and it was filled to the brim with downpourings from the old privy roof. Most  curious, I thought. It looks like a pile of actual leaves, some reedy plant, say. Or else in some mysterious way the water’s surface had replicated, as it froze, the flattened leaves of the Crocosmia that grows a few feet away over the fence. So does this mean that a common or garden water butt can make art; or create, when the elements conspire, its own version of monochrome digital images? It would seem so. I herewith proffer the evidence.

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31 thoughts on “Iced!

  1. Does look like crocosmia fronds! Gosh you’re giving me PTSD having yanked out hundreds of that same plant from our yard this week…the browned, flopped-over kind. Greetings to you Tish! Wishing you well. Thanks for sharing this, odd and ghost-like!

  2. That’s a fascinating phenomenon — especially to a Southern Californian, where the temps have been in the 70’s this week and will likely remain about the same!

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