Snow blossoms on river rocks ~ Valley of Ice Flowers - Alessandro Zocchi "This is one of the coldest valleys in the Italian Dolomites. Sun never reaches the bottom in winter and nature can have its fun here creating spectacular ice formations.
thesmithian: “ “ …frost flowers, a strange phenomenon where frost grows from imperfections in the surface ice amid extreme sub-zero temperatures…forming spiky structures that have been found to house microorganisms. In fact, the bacteria found.
'Arctic Beauty' kiwi - cold hardy in zones (down to degrees), fast-growing vine (grows to about 12 feet), high yielding (delicious and about the size of a grape), loves shade, and bears fruit one year after planting.
Steven N. Meyers has turned X-ray images of flowers and plants into fine art. He writes on his webpage that the earliest floral radiographs were created over 70 years ago, but few practice it today (his webpage hasn't been updated since