Map of the World March 12 2015

Last week, a storm swept through with artful ice to create a Hokusai-themed window. A few days later, in the wake of snow plowing, some nearby ice on a gravel road began to melt -- in a most uneven and untidy way.

This is exactly the kind of mess I can get behind.

Below are micro-remnants of that mess: A thin, lacy top1 layer of ice, with muddy gravel underneath. The cutout shapes were so, well . . . continental that I had to turn this into a real map2, with a quick switch-out of color.

1  Does that sound a little risqué?
2  Each blue continent is less than an inch (inch!) across.