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tirsdag 14. januar 2014

Bubbles of beauty

When the temperature dropped to 16 degrees in Washington, Angela Kelly got a strange idea.

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She and her seven-year-old son mixed up some homemade soap and sent bubbles soaring through the air...in the middle of the freezing cold.

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Angela snapped photos as the frost created intricate designs in the larger bubbles, while the smaller ones froze and shattered as they hit the ground.

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Before the sun came up, they would freeze entirely and behave as though they were made of glass.

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But after the sun came up, the tops of the bubbles would defrost.

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Sometimes, in limbo between freezing and thawing, the bubbles would collapse in upon themselves and create bizarre shapes.

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Some of the images look like they're straight out of a fairy tale.

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For her son, it was a magical experience.

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And for Angela, it was like seeing the world through the eyes of a child, if even just for an afternoon.

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