As you remember, yesterday The Nine-Year-Old and I tried to reset our storm glass, with rather surprising results. A couple of hours after the official experiment had ended, I wandered into the office to find the once-clear storm glass looking like this:
Had applying so much heat for so long changed the character of the storm glass entirely? Would the ferns ever grow back? Or would the storm glass look like this forever?
We checked on the glass pretty obsessively all afternoon, but didn’t notice much real progress until the evening. At 5:41 p.m. yesterday, it looked like this:
That was hopeful. The Nine-Year-Old and I closed out our day hoping that time would heal our glass.
Sure enough, by 10:11 this morning, the dense mass of crystals had retreated enough to allow a couple of brave little ferns:
It still has a long way to go, but to answer yesterday’s question: yes, our storm glass will eventually have room for those lovely giant ferns again.
Oh, the things that make me happy in winter.
- “How do storm glasses work?” Part One: The Pondering (Caterpickles)
- “How do storm glasses work?” Part Two: The Testing (Caterpickles)
- “How do we reset the storm glass?” (Caterpickles)