Saturday, January 23, 2016


I imagine you are all busy keeping track of the Snowcopalypse '16 along the eastern seaboard of the United States.

To someone who spent the first 29 years of his life in the Dakotas, most of that in North Dakota within 50 miles of the Canadian border, I'm not all that impressed.

But be that as it may.

With snow and ice and cold dominating the television screens it seemed like a perfect time for you to figure out what is depicted in this photo.

Make your guesses.

I'll have the answer for you tomorrow.


  1. Compared to No. Dakota I'm sure this storm is nothing, but we do have about 20 million people in an area smaller than No. Dakota so we don't do snow all that well...better than in Alabama, but still not all that well. Good thing it hit on a Saturday.

    Also the ocean seldom floods No. Dakota, but I think our beautiful Jersey shore is going to be just fine, one more full moon assisted high tide to make it through.

    Did you wear those short shorts in the No. Dakota Winters? That would impress me!

    Oh, the picture...some kind of ice cloud formation?

  2. One of your old paisley shirts? Maybe not. Sat photo of cloud formation?

    Being a ND native, it wasn't the snow as much as the damn wind piling it up.

  3. Flooding in ND always comes at the end of a gruesome winter.

  4. It reminds me of one of those sand sculpture things - you know, the ones in glass, that you flip to make the sand make another pattern...

  5. The marbling inside the cover of an old expensive(?) book

  6. Looks like ice, maybe on a window or painted surface.

    Woman at work who only lived in SoCal absolutely gobsmacked that a bottle of water in her car froze when the temps were below 20˚F overnight. Lots of folks in the south don't keep winter coats, lack home insulation or proper heating, which is why I feel for them when they get a wallop of real winter. Like when Michigan got a heat wave, and no one knew how to keep cool,& AC was rare.

  7. Agree with sand. And that's my final answer.

  8. Lanae thinks the picture is an Ebru an oil and paiint on water technique. She says it was often used as a liner in books. I think it looks like a fashioned peacock feather perhaps done as a sand painting.

  9. It's the foam on the top of my latte, designed for me by my personal barista. Why the bluish tint I don't ask.

  10. I go with the frozen birdbath.


  11. Marbling in ice water... Reflections of a peacock... Coffe and milk swirl??