Monday, March 2, 2015

Ice Weed

I was beginning to think it wasn't going to get cold enough for the ice weed to "bloom".
It is a great addition to the garden. Even though it's real blooms are not all that much to look at, they do attract a lot of different butterflies and the winter "blooms" are great.

There is no end to the different shapes and swirls that they produce.
I inspect them every year and am dazzled and amazed by their formations.
I have read several different theories on how the ice forms but none seem logical to me.
It is so very fragile and will just crumble if squeezed at all.

I have come to the conclusion that it is magic, natures magic and I'll just leave it at that.