The other day, when it was warmer, and the ice had melted away from the edge of the bucket, Frank tried to take the top layer of ice out, but it wouldn't budge.
So he turned the bucket over on it's side. There was a lot more ice in there than we thought.
Then he dumped it over so the ice would come out. It looked like a bucket of ice. When he turned it upside down, a cavity appeared on the bottom.
There was a symmetrically rounded, hollowed out portion in the middle of the ice that formed from the bottom. We found this to be fascinating.
I don't understand the physics of ice and ground temperatures enough to figure out how this happened. I just think it is really neat.
Now I'm just wondering how long it will take it to melt..... Life is just full of fascinating things. Don't you think so?
Until next time - Fern