Can You Identify This???

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Mystery Styrofoam oozing up from the ground. Ok, so I don’t really know if it’s Styrofoam or not, it looks like Styrofoam, or it could be shave cream, whipped cream, snow or even toilet paper. As Bill O’Reilly would ask…”what say you”?

We noticed this glob of stuff last year after the temperatures reached below freezing, in this same spot and one other spot on the south side of our property. The one in the picture is on the west side. We really don’t know what it is and neither of us wants to touch it. When it warms up it disappears. Could it be some kind of a fungus?

Perhaps it is something alien, although I don’t see any indication that a UFO landed. If anyone has any idea what it is please let me know.

Now on to “business as usual”. It has been a beautiful week, much cooler temps, it was 21 degrees this morning and the heater didn’t want to come on. This has happened on three different occasions over the past two years and we had to pay to have it checked out. Now Larry knows how to fix it, he went into the attic with the repairman last time to “observe”. You just whack it and it starts up. Apparently, according to the repairman, it is some kind of a faulty sensor and even the new ones do the same thing so just give it a whack and it immediately comes on. Hey, it works and it saves us $85.00 to have someone else do the same thing.

5 comments for “Can You Identify This???

  1. Meowmix
    December 7, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Manna perhaps? 🙂 When I first looked at it and before I read your description, I thought it looked like a forlorn stalk of cotton left in the field! Other than this, I’m clueless, which means I was clueless to begin with!

    Isn’t Greg all funny?

  2. jel
    December 5, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    frost flowers, purty aren’t they 🙂

  3. December 5, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Oh yea … that stuff growing in your yard is probably some type of mysterious white stuff. Best not to touch it! 🙂

  4. December 5, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Welcome back! Missed you while you were gone.

    The first step in repairing almost anything is to kick it or strike it with an object! We learned the same thing about our heating system.

  5. PBaker
    December 4, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I took pictures of the same thing today. It is the liquid (sap, moisture) in the stem of the plant that freezes and expands. This what I believe it to be…ice. Beautiful isn’t it?

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