Beauty: Ice Blossoms
adj. lasting a very short time.
creamy crystallized shadows are as beautifully ephemeral
as their namesakes. Fleeting and frozen, these wintry
shades are available only for a limited time.
nature's most beautiful phenomena is the Ice
Blossom. Also called ice ribbons or frost
flowers, they are as elusive as they are
beautiful. These rare ice formations can only be
found on the stems of a few select plants and only between
Fall and Winter when the temperatures first begin to dip below
freezing. But even then, they are gone as suddenly
as they appear, visible only in the early morning and usually disappearing with the first rays
of morning sunlight.
about Ice Blossoms here.
the trailer for an environmental documentary about Frost