Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

I had never seen anything like this!  It almost looked like it could be the landscape for a science fiction-type movie.  We hadn’t lived in our house very long, and the dirt was very loose from the building process – I guessed – but when the season changed and the weather got cold, the moisture under the dirt froze.  There were ice crystals under the top soil and it was the strangest looking thing!

Icy Dirt

needle ice

I looked it up, it has a name, it is called needle ice.

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14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

  1. wow.. thats really weird looking isn’t it…. love it 🙂

  2. Love the shot Somlucky to have captured this unusual event!!

    1. Thank you. It was not something I’d seen before, and I was happy to have had a good camera when I did see it.

  3. This is something I’ve never seen – almost looks like the wool on a bullrush! Thanks for visiting.

  4. Without the explanation I would have had no idea what it was. Interesting.

    1. I am surprised my description was good enough for Google to tell me it really had a name.

  5. Thats cool – it looks a bit like wool. When you get up close to a sheep and part the wool it looks like that.

    1. I’ve never been close enough to a sheep to notice. I am now curious to see a close up of a sheep’s wool! 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

  6. Whoa… they look like some sort of crazy mineral formation! It looks quite crunchy & satisfying to stomp on. :} Have you ever seen needle ice since then?

    1. Haha, they actually were VERY fun to stomp on! Once we started planting grass in our yard, they haven’t shown up. I did see some at our family cabin, I think it was last year. The driveway dirt was still kind of loose then. They look so cool!

  7. Very interesting post, and more interesting by your due diligence in taking the time to look up this phenomena and sharing it with us all. I for one had never heard of needle ice. We learn something new everyday. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Yes, we sometimes do learn something everyday. I learned something as well as I was googling what it could possible be. Thanks for stopping by!

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