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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:22 pm 
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Weird, but beautiful!

I'm glad you photographed it.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:49 pm 
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Ohhh! I found an explanation. It's a rare ice formation called an "ice spike". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_spike It's caused when a small body of water freezes. First the water on top freezes until there's only a small hole left. Then as the water underneath begins to freeze , it pushes the water out the hole where it freezes and builds upon itself. I think all those little striations in the formation are tracks where the water droplets ran as they froze. :) Mine is called an inverted pyramid ice spike. Many other forms are possible of course.


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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:52 pm 
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Maria, that is fascinating. It made me think of those 'sailing rocks' in Death valley where they finally solved the mystery of how the large boulders move. Nature does some weird and wonderful things!

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That’s beautiful!

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That's really cool and interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Nature Pics
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I may save it and put it in the deep freezer. :)

That's cool about the sailing rocks in Death Valley. (Just watched a video about them on youtube.) I hadn't heard about those before.


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