Monday, December 10, 2007
Now here's something really cool you only get to see when it's really cold!
This is one of Togo's water buckets, after it froze overnight. The fern-like, pennate aggregations of ice crystals actually extend out from the sides of the bucket, although it doesn't show up well in this photo. As the water rapidly froze, water molecules released heat, driving water vapor into the air where it rapidly condensed. That, or the ice fairies were at work.
A little bit of chilly beauty. Today the high temperature is supposed to approach a tropical 20 degrees F.