The Sea, the Sky, the Dreaming Katydids.

Monday, February 24, 2014

After a dazzling spring-like weekend - during which I attempted to sunbathe in a bright corner of a coffee shop and spent an evening kicking back at a neighborhood bar with this guy (name unknown) - it's winter again, with daytime highs hovering near freezing.

To focus on the positive: beautiful things happen when the temperature drops - biologist Jeff Bowman knows. On his way back from the North Pole in 2009, he found a blooming garden in the midst of an ice-cold sea. "Frost flowers," he tells NPR's Robert Krulwich. "They were everywhere."


Read more about the science behind frost flowers at NPR, here. Photos by Matthias Wietz.

More for Monday:
-My friend Maria (creator of these beautiful prints and calendars) was interviewed on Refinery29 last week. It's worth checking out for her outfits alone, and for her sky-blue toenails.
-Adrianna's doughnut ice cream, served with doughnuts on the side - and sprinkles, of course.
-And this, by Shirley Jackson via Tin House: "…even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream."

9 comments:

Rebecca H said...

What a beautiful way to look at this frigid weather! Thank you so much for sharing this-- reminds me that there is some magic in the freeze of winter.

Sam | ashore said...

In the words of Mary Oliver, these frost flowers "more or less kill me with delight."

sherry said...

Rebecca H x 2. By the way, you should have asked his phone number:)

Anonymous said...

this is amazing!

Kathy said...

This is beautiful! And I'm adding Shirley Jackson's book to my reading list.

I can't believe I was wearing a T-shirt yesterday and am back in a turtleneck today...

Cody said...

What! That's incredible!

Shoko said...

Rebecca, my pleasure!

Sam, my thoughts exactly.

Sherry, he wasn't that into me :)

Kathy, I was outside in the backyard of a bar for hours yesterday; today I left the house once.

Hena Tayeb said...

wow.. beautiful

Kelly said...

WHAT.

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