Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Almost Springtime Anomaly

Springtime Anomaly

Spring is now only a few short weeks away and the restless wind is carving out all sorts of anomalous figures in the softening snow around my house. Those of you living in northern (especially windy) regions may recognize the mysterious sculptures I've captured in these photos. I'm wondering if my southern friends will venture a guess as to how they were formed.

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This arctic anomaly always reminds me of those amazing mud-daubed towers built by crawfish, crayfish, or crawdads (pick your label) down south. These towers were created by creatures too, but with very little effort and a lot of input from the elements.

Springtime Anomaly3

Maybe this will solve the mystery without too many unpleasant details.
:)

Springtime Anomaly2

10 comments:

Laurie said...

How funny! I'd not expected to see an Italian influence in the Arctic. Your own mini Leaning Towers of Peesa!

{sorry, couldn't resist!!}

Steve said...

Regarding Laurie...there's no stopping her, you realize.

Steve said...

Regarding the snow...no more snow angels for me!

Kimberlee said...

Somehow, Laurie, the resemblance completely escaped me! I'm afraid that these are "landmarks" of a very different kind. :)

Kimberlee said...

Hey, Steve. I can't say I blame you about the snow angels...probably a wise decision. Beneath all that beautiful pristine snow there may lie secrets better left undisclosed! LOL!

Thanks for saying hello!

Kimberlee said...

Laurie, I do have to give you a hand for that very creative play on words...it took me a minute to catch it!!! It's late...I'd like to believe that I'd have caught on sooner if I was fresh (hey, I can dream, right?) LOL!

Clare said...

It's yellow, I suppose one shouldn't eat it.

Kimberlee said...

LOL! Good observation, Clare! It kind of gives the term Slush Puppy new meaning, huh? :) Pup-cicle might also apply, but I think Laurie's Tower of Peesa is still the best! Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

well, that is too funny, never thought about that!!! My stars!!!

Kimberlee said...

Yep, it's definitely an arctic anomaly of the purest kind! :)