Extruded snow, forced through the gaps in the drystone walls and caught in the lea of the wall
Fascinating shapes aren’t they?
Of course if you were in anyway scientifically inclined you could go off Googleing around the topic of
I just think they look interesting, sculptural.
It’s only in the last week I’ve given any thought to the fact that this area used have snow fences, to force the drifts to form where you want, usually in the field and not filling the lanes, (beautiful shot of one on this blog) they were situated a few yards back from the carriage- way on exposed roads. There aren’t any these days.
In some parts of the world they ‘force’ snowdrifts with fences so that the snow lies in a basin, to make a reservoir of water for the summer, snow farming, you can drop that little gem into the conversation the next time you are stuck in a snow drift