gWhat a difference a week can make! Northwest winds over the weekend blew the ice balls back to our shoreline, creating a gigantic Lake Michigan slushie.
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Ice balls! Who knew!
Unusual……what causes or why do the ice balls form??
Pieces of ice broken off of floating ice sheets bob in the water and accumulate layers of ice. The water turned toward the air freezes and the waves cause the ice to bob and the cycle continues until you have a large sphere. A lot of large spheres. The same phenomenon occurs on Stroomi Beach in Finland. Here is a link (includes a Ken Scott photo) http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/09/frozen-ice-balls-of-lake-michigan-and.html
I agree with Judy up to the point where she expresses a desire to see them–eyeball to iceball. I’ll take a pass on that. As to the beauty of the scenes, they’re spectacular. Your early post might prove that it’s the early bird which catches the worm but I wonder where the worms are among the ice balls. Thanks Meggen! All blessings.
Always love to see the ice balls, some day I will get up there to see them, maybe this year!