Did you know that soap bubbles blown outside, on a really cold day will freeze, right before your eyes, as they float by?
Naturally, none of the 1000 shots of bubbles I snapped, captured the transformation. Here's one blurry one with the feathery ice beginning to form. It starts as little stars, and then fans out to encase the entire bubble.
It really is a beautiful sight, like a mixture of snowflakes, and Christmas ornaments. Click here, to see some excellent pictures on the SeaWayBLOG. When they pop, they burst apart, like deflated, icy, balloons, and the paper thin sheets of ice, drift slowly to the ground.
It's a lot of fun, if you can stand the cold. I'm not sure how cold it needs to be. We were at about 0 degrees Fahrenheit, yesterday, which worked perfectly, for blowing them the traditional way.
You have to blow the bubbles up into the air, so they have time to freeze, before they hit the ground. Our first few, were warm enough inside, that they just kept going up, and up, into the freezing sky.
You warm weather people are out of luck, I guess, unless you can talk your local grocer into letting you blow bubbles in his walk in freezer. For those of you in colder climates though, it's one more thing to be thankful for.
It's great to be a homeschooler.