Video: A Magical Ice Tree Formed On This SoCal Golf Course
While scenes of ice covered trees and bridges are not uncommon in colder climates, a frosty tree in Victorville has become a spot of wonder. The tree is located at the Green Tree Golf Course, according to KTLA, where a broken water main blasted the tree with water, which froze when temperatures dropped into the low 20s at night.
This wasn't the only icy curiosity to have sprouted up this wintertime. Up in Northern California, chemistry professor Michael C. Brelle reported “needle ice” growing out of the ground at his home in Alta, SFGate reports.
As he explains:
"The ground is saturated with water and when the air temperature takes a dive (like it did last night to 20 degrees F) the water at the surface freezes (and thus expands) and this draws up more water through capillary action which further freezes and continues to draw water out of the ground making needles of ice."
And out in the Midwest in St. Joseph, Michigan, Great Lakes Drone Company managed to capture a frozen scene that looks like something you'd find Beyond The Wall: an ice-covered lighthouse on Lake Michigan.
In Indianapolis, the Veal family has an annual tradition. They have a tree they bolster with brush and scaffolding. When the ice collects on the structure, they add food coloring, creating a stunning piece of art that melts when warm temperatures return. They’ve been doing it for over 50 years, according to WTHR.