Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Art on the Windshield

Sunday night there was a heavy frost. 

Ice Crystals on the Windshield
Elkridge, MD
March 8, 2021
The ice laid heavy across the grass and on the cars. It was especially evident on my windshield.

Given that the morning was clear, bright, and cold I could not help but notice the pattern of the ice crystals on my windshield as I crawled up into the driver's seat of my truck. The crystals were intricate and beautiful.

I attempted to capture an image of them before the defroster melted and then evaporated them back into the moist air from whence they came. 

The pattern on the windshield almost looks as if the ice crystals were ornaments prepared to adorn a Christmas tree, although against the bare trees in the background they added depth to the scene.

All of the transient beauty and then, in a moment, they were gone as I hit the sprayer to clear the scene so that I could safely navigate the truck out of the drive.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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