I’ve read that a slow freeze allows for ice to have impurities filter out, sinking or evaporating at the surface creating clear ice. Our temperature on Sunday was just below 32°F so ice did form slowly and sadly, I thought at first, bubble free. But a slow freeze appears to allow water to move as it solidifies as well creating some amazing patterns on the surface.
In reading about the formation of clear ice, I came across this video that demonstrates just how clear solid ice can be. I would not be one to test this out but it would be kind of cool.
It looks like walking on liquid water or air. 🙂
The “return” part is a reference to something similar I posted last year.