a frosty july treat

 

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions.
 
Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with meltwater and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.

When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe.

 Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.”

thanQ for this set of photos and blurb to my babybrother ed, who is finishing up his 2nd year as a med student at the american university of the caribbean…and will soon be close by as he begins his residency in new yawk!

mother nature never ever fails to amaze and astound me, as do all the wonders of the incredible physiology of the human body. i am all at once humbled, overcome and in breathless awe…

isn’t life delicious?

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One Response to “a frosty july treat”

  1. life is indeed delicious. Funny, going to school in the caribbean and sending you photos of iceburgs?

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    REPLY:

    wholeheartedly agree, and agree.
    the irony was not lost on me, either.
    always an absolute pleasure when you drop by!
    ~ hoping to produce some fresh whyvonne soon,
    y

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