Living Sculpture

  • Post published:02/20/2010
  • Post comments:4 Comments
Sastrugi 1-4-10

Sastrugi is the name for the ripples, waves and caves that the wind forms of snow. Our Sunken Garden is the foundation of an old barn that was struck by lightning in 1990 and burned down. The wind comes sweeping across the open fields all winter dumping snow into the Sunken Garden, caught on the edge by a row of white rugosa roses which help to sculpt the snow into ever changing works of art.

Sastrugi 2-1-10

The snowy shapes change and so does the light, shifting, highlighting, dimming, all day long.

Sastrugi 2-20-10

It doesn’t even take a lot of snow to alter the sastrugi. The fields are wide, the wind is strong, and nature insists on being an artist.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Cyndy

    I love knowing about sastrugi now – might help me appreciate the snow a bit more!

  2. Pat

    cyndy – Anything that helps us appreciate the snow is a Good Thing. Thanks for visiting.

  3. Tinky

    Gorgeous pix, Pat. More fun to look at perhaps than the real thing………

  4. susan

    Thank you for sharing your lovely snowy garden. Here near Vancouver, we have the crocuses up and very warm in the mid day sun.

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