Which are NOT, of course, to be confused with hanging chads. So, if you are from Florida try not to get mixed up.
Yesterday while I was busy shoveling, at one point when I stopped to lean on my shovel handle and gulp air like a winded dog, I happened to look up. To my amazement, I saw a couple of hanging sastrugi!
Even being a science teacher, I cannot explain to you the physics or the molecular chemistry involved in snow being able to HANG off a cliff (in this case a roof) like this.
I can only stand and marvel.
I wondered why in the world I hadn't seen them SOONER.
So I ran around the garage to our side of the duplex and looked at OUR roof. Well, no WONDER - - - we only have a couple tiny sastrugi, and they are way down at the far end where I wasn't very likely to see them during my shoveling forays.
Some miracle of snow, wind, freezing and gravity causes these.
I'm pretty sure I couldn't form them on my own no matter how hard I tried.
Look closely and you can actually see the layers of how this formed. It's like a sedimentary stalagtite sastruga!!!
More evidence to me of a Master-Mind Designer