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Oh thanks – I was happy to come across what is normally just a muddy puddle near the entrance to the forest and see it transformed. Cold weather has its upsides! 🙂
Art by nature, so beautiful !
Isn’t it, Rudi – my reward for getting up early on a Sunday morning and getting my bike ride done. I was hoping to spot deer, instead it was this interesting icy puddle 😉
Artwork courteous of Mother Nature!
Amazing isn’t it! We don’t get ice very often these days so it was a nice surprise 😆
Thanks! The puddle was transformed!
Love the random patterns that ice makes, especially the feathery ones in your first image.
Thanks Steve, I like those feathery patterns too, I’m not really sure how it happens, is it the imprint from a leaf under the water that got frozen? Yet the leaf itself isn’t visible.
I don’t know the actual science driving the creation of the crystals but the colder the crisper they are. Here’s a time lapse video of them forming on glass.
Cool video! Reminds me of mycorrhizal networks, you can probably guess why that’s on my mind…
Are you enjoying the book?
Sort of, but have stopped about half way. Some of the behaviours of fungi that he describes are fascinating but I find he labours the point about fungi being intelligent in a way we don’t understand and I’m not sure his LSD experiment proves anything other than it being a mind altering substance – I doubt somehow one becomes a mushroom with a mushroom consciousness when one takes it (not that I know!). I guess he’s a bit of a sensationalist but his subjects are interesting. I must make an effort to finish it…
Very artistic great photos 🤗
Thanks! Gave me cold fingers though!
Those are the reasons I lost interest in the book.
Indeed. I think there are probably a lot of other great books on fungi out there but without the hype. I’ve recently bought a field guide to mushrooms in the hope of identifying some of them, who knows maybe even collecting them from the forest and eating them as my Czech fried does (everyone in the Czech Republic is a mushroom hunter, she says).
Two books I enjoyed are Mr. Bloomfield’s Orchard and In the Company of Mushrooms. Sadly the second is out of print and selling for ridiculous amounts but you might find it in a library or maybe cheaper on Amazon UK.
The beauty of ice !
Quite rare in Belgium these days but nice when it happens 🙂
Oh those are just beautiful!
Oh thanks Heather. All gone now, the ice has melted!