Friday Photos: Frozen Fun

What do you do when it is -25 ºF on a Friday morning? It only gets this cold once in a while here in southeast Michigan, so we decided to have a little fun. With all of the bitterly cold last year, the internet was ready with cold weather experiments to try (click here to learn about a few of them).

We decided on the “Throw-Boiling-Water-Into-the-Frigid-Air” experiment (scientific details here). Deb got these great photographs documenting the boiling water hitting the air and turning into ice crystals. Check it out…

The initial toss. Cool fireworks-like effect.
The initial toss. Cool fireworks-like effect.
Throwing the rest of the water.
Throwing the rest of the water.
Ice clouds drift away.
Frozen fog hanging in the air.
Frozen fog hanging in the air.
Ice crystal clouds drift away.

Spring should be coming soon, right?

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About Ben VanderWeide

I am the Natural Areas Stewardship Manager for Oakland Township Parks and Recreation in southeast Michigan. I have a doctorate in biology (focused on plant ecology) and I am passionate about protecting and managing natural areas.

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