This afternoon as I made my way across the front of the house (in the woods, not where the lawn is) I could hear the crunching sound of frozen earth crumbling beneath my feet. Not being one to miss an opportunity to take another photo, I got my camera and went down where this phenomenon occurred. I found an area that was mossy and the surface of the moss had spread out some. The result was little icy “tubules” that had formed.
Not being particularly scientific, (yeah, Carly, go ahead and laugh!) I have no clue as to the mechanics of this, other than it is “nature”!
On another note, this is for my mom and dad. They had given us their larger artificial Christmas tree, as they recently got a new television that takes up a bit more space and wanted a smaller, thin tree. We could have traded our “skinny” tree, but they had already purchased one, so we now have two trees….one in the living room and one in the office.
When we got home Sunday evening, the new tree came into the house and sat in its box for only about 45 minutes before it was out and up! The kids were happy to put it up and decorate!
Thanks Mom and Dad! The new tree looks so good in the front corner of the living room!