Remarkable Photo Shows a Perfect Layer of Ice Peeled off a Leaf

So we've all probably seen icicles, sure, but what about a perfectly preserved ice leaf? Maybe not. Reddit user SearonTrejorek recently shared this remarkable photo of a ghostly-looking leaf, which he carefully peeled (after a couple of tries) from its green counterpart. The frigid foliage was from a Magnolia tree and discovered after a day of freezing rain in the Hardin Gardens on the campus of Winthrop University in South Carolina. Luckily, SearonTrejorek was able to snap a picture before it melted, and we're able to see the crevasses and folds frozen in the delicate ice.

If you're wondering about a sudden cold front moving through, don't worry. SearonTrejorek says this photo was actually taken a couple of winters ago and he found the picture when going through his phone.

SearonTrejork post on Reddit
via [Twisted Sifter]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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