January 3rd, 2009 - Ice Exploration

This may look like a giant Alka-Seltzer tablet about to bring the fizz that relieves, but it's actually a distant cousin. It's a gas bubble trapped in the foot-think ice under the Minnehaha Creek bridge, which is beginning to show signs of pockmarks from the recent freeze-thaw and the salts that get splashed on the ice from the traffic above. Not sure what the Greenlandic name for that is, but we call it icebubble.


Poor Happy smells so many good things going on under the snow and has to stick his entire head in there to vindicate his nostrils every few minutes. This freeze-frame image (quite literally) was after the head had been retracted, but before the actual full body shake-off prepares the snurfling device for another deep dive.