Frozen Flowers

Who knew that freezing flowers into blocks of ice would create such interesting photos? The scientific theory is that as water freezes it expands and as it expands, it squeezes the oxygen out of the flowers, thus leaving behind frozen trails of bubbles.

Regular tap water has a lot of minerals and bubbles in it. If the water freezes Freezing too quickly and too many bubbles form close to the surface of the container, then the result is a solid white cloud. Flowers float, ice cracks when frozen or warmed too quickly. Particular care is taken to use the right kind and temperature of water, the perfect size and flattest-bottomed containers and to set the flowers in place.