Ice, a form of solidified, and water does cover about 70% of the Earth’s surface, was my choice for the photograph of the free downloadable desktop wallpaper calendar for the month of December 2011. Depicted here is a close up photograph of ice crystals I saw in a small puddle on an early morning hike in the mountains around Santa Fe, NM while immensely enjoying a weeklong workshop on “Art and Commerce” with Doug Menuez. To view more fine art photographs of mine please go here and to read more about water please visit last months wallpaper post here.
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Ice is water frozen into the solid state. Usually ice is the phase known as ice Ih, which is the most abundant of the varying solid phases on the Earth’s surface. It can appear transparent or opaque bluish-white color, depending on the presence of impurities or air inclusions. The addition of other materials such as soil may further alter the appearance. Ice appears in nature in forms of snowflakes, hail, icicles, glaciers, pack ice, and entire polar ice caps. It is an important component of the global climate, and plays an important role in the water cycle. Furthermore, ice has numerous cultural applications, from ice cooling of drinks to winter sports and the art of ice sculpting.
If you want to find out all you may want to ever know about ice go here please.
December is the 12th and last month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. December starts on the same day as September every year and ends on the same day as April every year. December’s [flower] is the narcissus or holly. December’s birthstones are turquoise, lapis lazuli, zircon, topaz (blue), or tanzanite. December is the month with the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. December in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to June in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological winter is 1 December. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological summer is 1 December.
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