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frost departing

You've probably seen patterns of frost on windows. Frost on glass makes little meadows and forests, or elaborate feather patterns.

I noticed that frost also makes patterns on the concrete sidewalk blocks near here. What I saw was not the frost itself but the pattern it lay down, visible in its melting:

Flowers
frost-melt pattern: flowers

ferns
frost-melt pattern fern

pines
frost-melt pattern: pines

coral
frost-melt pattern: coral


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queenoftheskies
Jan. 17th, 2016 10:06 pm (UTC)
How beautiful! How long do the images stay on the concrete?
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2016 10:21 pm (UTC)
Today, it seemed like several hours? Maybe till around noon?
sartorias
Jan. 17th, 2016 10:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, those are gorgeous!
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, very cool-looking, I thought.
athenais
Jan. 17th, 2016 10:20 pm (UTC)
That's amazing! I've never seen anything like that.
asakiyume
Jan. 17th, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever noticed it before either, at least not to really see and think about what I'm seeing.
ravens_shadow
Jan. 18th, 2016 02:22 am (UTC)
My first thought was that the bottom two made me think of the brain, gray matter and its wrinkles of knowledge.
asakiyume
Jan. 18th, 2016 02:00 pm (UTC)
Heh, it does look like that! Maybe if we touch one portion, we can stimulate memories (but in whom/what?)
mnfaure
Jan. 18th, 2016 05:48 am (UTC)
The first one looks like rug motif, helped, I think, by the dark border on the right. :D

I love the arching grace of the fern.
asakiyume
Jan. 18th, 2016 02:00 pm (UTC)
Rugs with these patterns would be pretty--especially in bright colors.
mnfaure
Jan. 18th, 2016 07:38 pm (UTC)
yes. :D
khiemtran
Jan. 18th, 2016 09:32 am (UTC)
How wonderful! It's like you have a Rorschach pavement... I see leaves in the first panel, a trees in the second, and seaweed in the last two.
asakiyume
Jan. 18th, 2016 01:58 pm (UTC)
Seaweed was a close second in my mind after coral and pine trees, and I can definitely see the other things, too!
cmcmck
Jan. 18th, 2016 11:52 am (UTC)
So pretty.

Since double glazing, we don't get in on windows any more.
asakiyume
Jan. 18th, 2016 01:59 pm (UTC)
How about on car windows? (That's where I see it a lot these days.)
cmcmck
Jan. 18th, 2016 02:06 pm (UTC)
We don't have one of those! :o)
asakiyume
Jan. 18th, 2016 02:07 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, I was just thinking as I typed this, I bet she doesn't have one of those.
cmcmck
Jan. 18th, 2016 02:11 pm (UTC)
Nothing if not predictable! :o)
asakiyume
Jan. 18th, 2016 02:36 pm (UTC)
Aww, not at all. My follow-up thought was, She and her husband get around and do a lot of traveling without a car: nice.
yamamanama
Jan. 19th, 2016 02:01 am (UTC)
I think of the flowers as leaves and the coral as veins.
asakiyume
Jan. 21st, 2016 05:07 am (UTC)
I can definitely see both things both ways.
oiktirmos
Jan. 19th, 2016 11:08 pm (UTC)
You are a naturalist of olden times, with a digital camera.
asakiyume
Jan. 21st, 2016 05:08 am (UTC)
i love that idea. When I was a kid I got a magazine called The Curious Naturalist--did I ever tell you that? I wanted to be one.
oiktirmos
Jan. 21st, 2016 02:02 pm (UTC)
They sell a compilation of stories from the magazine.
http://shop.massaudubon.org/store/product/43978/Curious-Naturalist/
No, I don't recall, but it is evident to all you are a naturalist.
heliopausa
Jan. 20th, 2016 05:35 am (UTC)
Palimpsests of frost calligraphy. :) Very mysterious and hard to read.
asakiyume
Jan. 21st, 2016 05:08 am (UTC)
Definitely open to multiple readings!
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