Frostweed is a large plant that blossoms in the summer around creeks and low areas. The morning after a frost, get up at sunrise and look in places near water. The little Baptist church on Hwy. 126, and Big Spring Park in Cotter, are a couple of good places in the Twin Lakes Area. What are you looking for? Close to the ground it will look like someone draped the stalks of the weeds with toilet paper. Be extremely careful; the ice formations are very delicate. I take several photos as I approach in case the ice crumbles before I get close. This phenomenon happens two to four times a season around the first of November.
Photographed by Dorothy Wheeler
Mountain Home, AR. ozarknaturephotos.com
M! Dec 2011/Jan 2012