For a scientific explanation as to how they form I would suggest that water condensate from the air blankets the cold , calm , salty water and begins
to converge, forming 3D crystals, where it may not be possible with salt water on it's own. Just a hunch, but it might be much more complex than
that. Very cool and thanks for the post.
edit on 3-1-2013 by charlyv because: spelling where caught
Ooh that's so beautiful! Thank you so much for showing us, I had never heard of these "Frost Flowers" before. I think Imma add one or two of these
pics to my winter themed desktop wallpaper slideshow thingie.
This is the most amazing thing, how do these things come about? and why do they appear? on the surface of water? there is a similar thing in Alaska
where you can see very small flowers of different colors growing on some rocks. Like, how do they get the proper nutrition? and now this. May be
these two things have similar explanation?
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