2004 Summer Tour
In The Press
Veggie Van Gogh
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Sometimes a long, soaking rain saturates the earth, followed by a quickly moving evening cold front. The clear night sky then saps the sodden earth of its heat.
Pebbles on the surface give up their heat readily, causing moisture underneath each pebble to freeze, rapidly forming a long, slender crystal that magically grows out of the ground like so much ice grass.
I'd seen this phenomenon as a child, but never more than a half-inch or so. But on this hike up Korea's Hallasan volcano on the southern island of Chejudo, the ice grass was reaching nearly two inches in some spots!
A few hours of sunlight later, and it was all gone.
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