Monday, December 06, 2021

Ice flowers

On the highway north, I stopped where road work had cleared away the trees, leaving a spot with a clear view of the mountains. The machines had left a slope covered with gravel, leading down to a creek below. Small hairy plants have started to push their way through the rocks; now, with freezing temperatures, each hair carries an ice crystal.

I'm calling them ice flowers.

The long stem is the base of a flower stalk.

I can't identify the plant, frozen as it is.

Frozen flower stalks.


Camino al norte, me detuve al lado de la carretera donde obras viales habían cortado los árboles, dejando un sitio que ofrecía una vista a las montañas. La maquinaria había dejado un declive cubierto de grava, terminando en un riachuelo allá abajo. Algunas plantas peludas ya empiezan a brotar entre las piedras; ahora que la temperatura llega a 0°C, cada pelo lleva su cristal de hielo.

Fotos: las estoy llamando flores de hielo. La última foto es de los tallos y los restos de las flores.

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