Posts Tagged ‘crystalline’

Early Chrystaline Morning

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The sunrise recently turned the icy morning crystalline.

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The two tree trunks are from two different trees. They are such a curiosity and are where I can easily see them from the computer. There’s actually at least ten feet between the two where they appear to meet near the top.

The ice effects only lasted a short time.

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Unexplained Sparkling Mystery

We had strong storms in the evening and overnight on April 3.

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The sun shone the next morning. I sat at the computer, beside the picture window. A faint breeze “sparkled” the over-abundance of water drops in the hackberry and sweet gum trees. It gave the trees a crystalline look.

  One drop repeatedly sparkled red, like it was winking at me. A few drops also reflected red, only they were smaller and not as obvious.

  The red drop remained “drop size” when I took the picture.

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I just don’t understand how a teeny drop of water, reflecting the sunlight, could transform into this in a picture?

It never looked like this when I was watching it.

Maybe drops in the molecular structure of the water enlarged themselves for the picture?

Why?

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Another interesting component to this storm happened during the night. I was sleeping soundly when suddenly — blinding light, loud thunder boomed. I opened my eyes at the exact time of the lightning …. and saw a ball of lightning. I’d never even heard of a ball of lightning. It filled about one fourth or so of the top window, and thin lightning streaks went out in all directions from it. I was amazed, excited and went right back to sleep.

Ice and Sleet

Ice severely curtailed my activities. Even walking in the yard was a challenge.

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Temperatures remained in the teens.

Apparently, enough ice formed in the cup-shaped leaf’, that it then held the weight of additional freezing rain and sleet.

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The crystalline designs fascinated me.

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Ice covered the leaves in the magnolia tree. Then the weight of it bent the trunks of the young tree,

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resulting in sideways positioned icicles.

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Ice remained on leaves of one side of the magnolia tree and was off on the other side. Many of the leaves without ice had turned brown.

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The driveway and short hill down to the highway show little sign of melting.

So, here I stay.