ice flowers

ice flowers

[′īs ‚flau̇·ərz]
(hydrology)
Formations of ice crystals on the surface of a quiet, slowly freezing body of water.
Delicate tufts of hoarfrost that occasionally form in great abundance on an ice or snow surface. Also known as frost flowers.
Frost crystals resembling a flower, formed on salt nuclei on the surface of sea ice as a result of rapid freezing of sea water. Also known as salt flowers.
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A standout story, "Ice Flowers," features emotional frozenness in the face of too many griefs.
The collection includes spectacular Scottish snaps - Sand Patterns on the Isle of Eigg, ice flowers on Rannoch Moor, a winter's day on Loch Lomond, the mist over the Wallace Monument, the Falkirk Wheel at night and a view of Buachaille Etive Mor in the Highlands that is truly haunting.
Ice flowers or frost works are another surprise from Jack Frost.