In addition to the facts above, I learned hoar frost is H2O freezing right from gas to solid; rime ice is water cooling from liquid (suspended in fog) to solid. There’s a nice summary with pictures by Cathy Bell here.
Over several years of practicing art and writing, I’ve learned a few things about what sings for me. I keep coming back to nature, and to distilling a lot of information into smaller but inspirational (in my opinion), chunks.
It’s my goal to produce art about the natural world on a regular basis for the coming months. It won’t always be photos and it won’t always be just one interesting piece of trivia. I hope to mix up all the elements over time.
Something else I hope to do is consider “big” questions. I often come up with these as I dig into something. For example, researching endangered species led to all kinds of questions about how we define a species, whether it’s “worth” the money and resources that sometimes go into saving a species, and tangential issues like how reliable internet search results truly are.