Hair Ice Thumnail 

What on earth is HAIR ICE? You will find this truly fascinating! 


As I thought about the intricacy and delicate nature of these particular ice formations and how every individual strand of Hair Ice (or Ribbon Ice) was formed, I couldn't help but think of God! 

As, Dr. James R. Carter, Professor Emeritus Geography-Geology Department, Illinois State University writes, the name Hair Ice is, "most appropriate describing the hair-like nature of those fine needles. Note that in this and other photos, the hairs of ice do not grow from linear fissures in a stem, but rather appear to come out of pores in the wood.  As such they are similar to hair on a head.

Another observer,Joaquim Mittendorf wrote, "Most of the numerous white branches had very thin and up to 3 cm long 'hairs'."  Plainly this is a phenomena of geology and man has given this special form of ice it's descriptive name. We know in reality it is not human hair, but is like a parable of something that is similar and only like human hair in appearance.

Hair Ice photo

These photos show the beauty of snow and ice in many of its forms, including Hair Ice, and as we view them we can't help but think of something even more amazing and wonderful... that of the human body and yes the structure of each individual human hair.  God's Word reminds us that, "we are fearfully and wonderfully made." 

God's Word also speaks about the fact that He loves us and knows all about us, down to the very numbers of hairs on our heads!  God is that intimately interested and concerned about us.  God has provided the way to bridge the gap that our sin has caused allowing us to be forever united to Him through faith in His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ who gave His life to redeem us for His own. 

We are able to have a real and living, personal relationship with Him if we will but repent and confess our sins, trusting only in Him and His gift of Eternal Life & then living for Him.

Yes, this Hair Ice is very beautiful, but how much more beautiful is the fact that God created you and loves you and that you can be transformed into the beauty of Christ eternally.  Visit this link if you would like to know more about God's remedy for sin.  Something new to think about for 2010. 

I never knew such forms of ice existed!  What a demonstration  & amazing record we see here of God's  Creation.  Each find is unique & full of wonder.  To learn more, visit  Further study on Hair Ice-amazing photos. Scroll about a 1/3 of the way down the page. Interesting information.  Enjoy.

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