Monday, September 9, 2013

Watermelon snow

Watermelon snow is the pink mid-summer snow that we often see in the alpine. It's the result of an algae that thrives on slowly melting snow exposed to lots of bright sunlight. It actually smells of watermelon too.


Hilda said...

That's fascinating. I've never even experienced snow. Not quite sure I want to. ;)

Linda said...

Hadn't heard of this, but I googled it and discovered that we have it in Scotland too. I imagine that since watermelons are a very recent import here it would have gone by one of its other names, blood snow.