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