A muddy, frozen puddle by the roadside.
Boring, one might say.
But, what interesting patterns in the ice, indicating the shrinking liquid underneath.
Let’s look closer.
Structures emerge between the layers!
Let’s look even closer.
The ice sheet that seemed so uniform from afar is structured, almost like cathedral glass, from many tiny crystals of ice.
Everywhere, there is beauty in the universe.
(This was pretty much my thought process when I came by that frozen puddle. That, and my cold feet, reminding me of my poor choice of shoes I took for that walk :D)
Lovely pictures. They look like something from google maps too -- like a huge swath of land viewed from very far away.
You are right, but I had not seen it that way before. Thanks :)
Now with a whopping 19 degree Celsius temperature rise in 2 days (-8 to 17, measured locally, non standardly and without any idea about the error of measurement by me), the puddle has disappered.
Looks like terraced mountainside agriculture.
Maps is also the first thing that came to mind for me, too. Just right for a fantasy setting with dragons, horses and the cultivation of strange crops.
We’ve had a major temperature shift, too. All the winter is disappearing.