Frost Heaves

Frost heaves form when the soil is saturated and above freezing, and the air is below freezing. The freezing begins underground, and the frost grows upward. Frost heaves lifted this 2-inch wide stone. It then tumbled over, probably from not enough support. I walked around my backyard when I got home and found many grassy areas raised by frost heaves. They can be common if you know where and when to look.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Karen (one or your outlaw in-laws...LOL on February 18, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Nature gal….just read your blog. Looks good! Nice to have Mother (Grandmother & Nature goddess in the family.


  2. Posted by Therese on February 20, 2012 at 8:28 am

    With this injured knee, I am not able to get out and hike. I am living vicariously through you writings and pictures. Thank you so much.


  3. Posted by Anna on March 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Wow . . . I wish I could see those phenomenal things down here in Florida! We only have so many freezes!


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