Snow melts in mysterious ways. Any ideas why?
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By Lisa at Greenbow, February 22, 2012 @ 7:07 am
No, but I have often wondered the same thing. We haven’t even had any snow to wonder over this winter.
By Pat, February 22, 2012 @ 8:32 am
Lisa – Because the periodic warm weather we have been having is interspersed with quite cold weather the snow is slowly slowly melting, even though we haven’t had all that much.
By enchantedhue, February 22, 2012 @ 9:11 am
probably different levels of wind and sun exposure – or somebody is shuffling the snow around secretly to make interesting patterns
By Pat, February 22, 2012 @ 11:21 am
Enchantedhue – I can see the different levels of wind and sun in some places, but at this point I think a mysterious shuffler might be the answer.
By Tatjana Parkacheva, February 22, 2012 @ 4:08 pm
Very nice photos.
Regards and best wishes
By keiths ramblings, February 22, 2012 @ 5:01 pm
I’ve never thought about before, but I guess I will from now on. Thanks a bunch!!!
By NatureFootstep, February 22, 2012 @ 5:29 pm
nice shots. Could be lots of reasons. Snowdrift is one. Different thickness of snowlayers. What material it is located on. Wind/no wind. North /south. Well, you probably already thought about it.
By Kylee from Our Little Acre, February 22, 2012 @ 6:42 pm
In many cases, the plants emit heat enough to melt the snow around it. One of the best examples of this is skunk cabbage, which is known to produce heat up to 35 degrees higher than the air temperature when it’s flowering. Cool, huh?
By Pat, February 22, 2012 @ 7:44 pm
Tatjana – I did have fun taking photos of the different patterns.
NatureFootstep – I can understand some of the reasons you mention, but they do not apply in all my examples. Mystery remains.
Keith – I’m keeping my thinking cap on.
Kylee – Skunk cabbage generating heat. Wow! I’m trying to think if I ever heard that the area around tree roots is warmer somehow – and that shows up in some of the photos.
By Lea, February 23, 2012 @ 2:50 am
By Layanee, February 23, 2012 @ 4:33 pm
There are endless questions to ponder in life.
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