Snowy Bits

Melting snow and ice on a car windshield at Lake Tahoe. #noticing
Photo by Amy Snyder © Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu/downloads/wallpaper

Snowy Bits

Melting snow and ice on a car windshield at Lake Tahoe. #noticing

Photo by Amy Snyder
© Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu/downloads/wallpaper

nybg:

As we hoof it toward winter, we expect to be seeing more snowflakes in the Garden (barring another winter like last year, of course). What I didn’t expect to see was the extent to which these snowflakes resemble plants, be it a small shrub, the tip of a pine branch, or a spindly desert-dwelling tree. —MN

the-star-stuff:

Remarkable Macro Photographs of Ice Structures and Snowflakes

Russian photographer Andrew Osokin has done a phenomenal job of capturing such bizarre ice formations, you can explore hundreds more photos over in his LensArt profile.

Ice Balloon
Salt sprinkled on a ball of ice etches intricate channels in the frozen sphere.
Photo by Lily Rodriguez© Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu/downloads/wallpaper

Ice Balloon

Salt sprinkled on a ball of ice etches intricate channels in the frozen sphere.

Photo by Lily Rodriguez
© Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu/downloads/wallpaper

Watch Water Freeze
Spiky ice crystals seen through polarized light shine with rainbow colors at the Exploratorium exhibit Watch Water Freeze.
Photo by Amy Snyder © Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu/downloads/wallpaper

Watch Water Freeze

Spiky ice crystals seen through polarized light shine with rainbow colors at the Exploratorium exhibit Watch Water Freeze.

Photo by Amy Snyder
© Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu/downloads/wallpaper

Ice Balloons
Ice balloons tinted with food coloring create a lesson in water phenomena for teachers at the Exploratorium. To see Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty discuss ice balloons and other chilly phenomena, check out Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists.
Photo by Amy Snyder© Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu/downloads/wallpaper

Ice Balloons

Ice balloons tinted with food coloring create a lesson in water phenomena for teachers at the Exploratorium. To see Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty discuss ice balloons and other chilly phenomena, check out Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists.

Photo by Amy Snyder
© Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu/downloads/wallpaper