Warmish April on the ground. Antarctic at cruising altitude. Ice crystals climb toward the sun outside the Super 80 somewhere near St. Louis.

LATT(ICE) -- Ice crystals create a delicate scaffolding.

The shapes are oddly reminiscent of cloud chamber tracings and barbed wire, also bringing to mind  the thorns in the background of Marianne Stokes’ “Madonna“, or the intersecting lines on 16th century maps.

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