Frost Crystals

20140627 First frost - beautiful ice crystals

20140627 First frost – beautiful ice crystals on a tree with lichen

20140627 First frost - beautiful ice crystals

20140627 First frost – beautiful ice crystals, looks like an ice caterpillar

Pete and I were commenting yesterday that we hadn’t had a real frost this year yet and how warm it is at the moment in comparison to other years. We have sunflowers about to open and even tomatoes that had flowers on the bushes. Last night we had the first big frost of the year. So we will see if the sunflowers open or not over the next few days. (The tomato flowers got ‘burnt’ last night.) And we had a magical morning of ice crystal discovery, exploration and wonderings about how, what, where, why, when, purpose, intention, etc of God’s creations.

20140627 First frost - beautiful ice crystals, look like they have been licked

20140627 First frost – beautiful ice crystals, look like they have been licked

We went out on a discovery expedition when we woke up ( I recommend warm clothes and gloves if you try it for yourself some time) and found all sorts of amazingly beautiful creations! We noticed there are different types of ice crystals and that each ice crystal is different from the next. Each plant the ice forms differently on and some plants even have multiple ice formations. Different areas have denser quantities of ice and each one makes a different pattern.

20140627 First frost - iced clover

20140627 First frost – iced clover. Interesting how the edges and centre vein of the plant has stand up tall ice crystals, between the veins are lots of little crystals and the veins on the leaf itself are still ‘green’ without any crystals. The clover looks very pretty covered in ice and creates heaps of questions, heals the earth by growing, gives all sorts of other fabulous things to the environment, air, soil etc, feeds animals and humans… It is a truly remarkable creation!

feeds animals/humans, and

feeds animals/humans, and

When you go exploring there are so many questions that come up – a few are below:

Why does moisture freeze in different shapes? How come different plants have different shaped ice crystals? How does ice form? Does Ice draw up moisture from the ground? Why does ice/cold make certain plants die and not others? What actually happens when things freeze? What is the purpose of freezing? How come God made every ice crystal different? And many, many more….

20140627 First frost - beautiful ice crystals

20140627 First frost – beautiful ice crystals, they are swirly and spiralling. How come it forms like this on this leaf and differently on the one beside it. Every question must have an answer…

Heading out in nature to discover things is pretty amazing and I reckon God made it specifically to encourage us to ask questions so we can develop desire to know and learn.  I often find that it feels automatic like I suddenly have all these questions that I didnt think about before and now I want to know about. My curiosity gets sparked. In my humble experience everything in nature causes a flood of questions and wonderings within me that I want to know about. I was recently reading a couple of chapters in The Life Elysian, by Robert James Lees*, that speaks about children learning in the spirit world which I was reminded about with my experience this morning.

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20140627 First frost - beautiful ice crystals

20140627 First frost – beautiful ice crystals on the bark of a log with lichen. Notice how the exposed wood with no bark has much less frost crystal formation. I wonder why…

20140627 First frost - all the little crystals forming on the top of the tree guards

20140627 First frost – all the little crystals forming on the top of the tree guards

20140627 First frost - beautiful ice crystals, it looks like it has been dipped in sugar

20140627 First frost – beautiful ice crystals, it looks like it has been dipped in sugar

20140627 First frost - beautiful ice crystals

20140627 First frost – beautiful ice crystals. amazing how these ones only grow around the edges of the leaves

 

* Chapters referred to:

XI. A Lesson in Creation

XII. Cushna At Home

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