Saturday, January 30, 2010

Nature as Artist


Chilly morning: 14 F/-10 C. Finally remembered to take a picture of the frosted panel of glass covering the cold frame. It changes everytime it thaws and then freezes again overnight. Variations on the same theme each time. I couldn't paint this well if I tried. It looks like growing plants to me. Do you think nature's trying to tell me something?


The spinach is doing remarkably well under there. (Click the images to biggify, if you wish.)

15 comments:

Laura said...

Wow that is really pretty!

Ryan said...

there was a water color artist who would use the frost like that to help make wonderful pictures. What a great thing to wake up to every morning.

Linda said...

Totally awesome!

Anonymous said...

That is very, very cool. Just the little lift I needed this morning. Thank you for sharing it with us!

The Mom said...

That is really pretty. It does look like it's growing.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous - if only you could etch a pane of glass in the same pattern that would make for a heck of a window! Or vase, or bowl....

Wendy said...

That is so pretty! I can't paint, but if I could, I would want to do that ;).

jaz@octoberfarm said...

wow...how did the frost form to look like ferns....that is really cool and beautiful!!!!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Beautiful! Amazing what Nature does for us!

Affi'enia said...

That is so pretty. i thought the tiny "feathers" we got this year were nice but that sure tops it.

Lisa said...

It's been said before but I'll say it again: WOW!

debbie bailey said...

Utterly lovely! I want to paint it and think I will!

Joyful said...

Beautiful nature "paintings".

Kate said...

Glad you all liked it. I think it's pretty special too.

I suspect the unusual patterns have something to do with the fact that the glass is tilted, so that it's lower in front and higher in the back. The frost probably starts forming at the bottom where the cold air pools, and the patterns grow up the glass as higher points gradually drop below freezing.

Ria said...

That looks like nothing more nor less and a fern-filled tropical forest... only made of ice!