Bubbles and a star
The recent cold snap here produced many pretty crystalline formations – spikes and stars have been the most common, single stars or dense carpets of spikes or stars. Here’s an isolated star on a varied stream ice background:
When the weather is consistently in single digits F, I’m hopeful that I’ll see the beautiful leaf or fern-like crystal growths I’ve found in the past near streams. Not this time! Just goes to show you how unpredictable ice crystals are. Consistently cold nights (4-8 degF) and clear skies aren’t enough, there must be other factors.