Sunday, December 12, 2010

Frozen plant explosion

After the first frost here in Texas, these tiny, nature-created snowmen appeared around several plants in the pasture.

   They seem to be the stems of certain plants growing under the live oaksAnyone know what they are?  They're very delicate and beautiful, but short-lived, melting away in moments once the sun finds them.


3 comments:

Bill said...

Dems is frost flowers ma'am.

http://www.arhomeandgarden.org/plantoftheweek/articles/frost_flowers_12-11-09.htm

Freelance Freeman said...

Aha--how appropriately named. Thank you for solving the mystery, sir. You should win a prize. How about some ice?

Bill said...

Ice? As in diamonds? It's like 20 degrees here and every one is complaining. I don't mind it at all. Gives me a reason to have a fire thereby satisfying my arson needs.