Tuesday, April 26, 2005


Just thought I'd share this. This is a slush formation on the driver side wheel of our car. It formed while we were driving from our home town to a nearby center (1.5 hour drive). The temperature was a bit below freezing, but the roads were wet from use, and there was freezing rain for the entire trip. Who knew that slush could be so funky! Note the gentle curves of the ice spines - curved in the direction the wheel was spinning. Posted by Hello

5 comments:

Deborah said...

That is very cool. I've never seen such a thing. Thankfully I think the snow is really gone for the season here in Maine, so I won't have a chance to investigate such a phenomenon until Oct... or maybe sooner. (Arg.)

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

I love it! Very cool. I lived in the cold and ice for my first 29 years and never saw such a thing. Don't suppose I will now, living in San Diego...

Sonji Hunt said...

Very cool. It looks like something from the sea (an urchin-like thing-a-ma-bob).

Alison Schwabe said...

In the 6+ years living in in Denver CO and all the winter driving, I never saw anything so beautiful hanging off the underside of a car....but will watch for it on occasional visits back there. On the whole I don't miss the dangerous ice and dirty slush, however.

arlee said...

That is awesome--An ice urchin! :}, We have the real thing here on the BC COast, but i like that one better--gorgeous!!