December 15, 2013 12:10 PM Subscribe
What would cause this pattern/path
to develop to and from my front door?
posted by mazola to Science & Nature (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Edmonton, AB, Canada
. We get a lot of snow! I shovelled my walk on Friday and a light snow developed on top of it. Yesterday evening we got freezing rain. I opened my front door to have a look at the icing going on outside and saw this path
leading up to my door. The circles look like they are melted bits of snow, or depressions that melted. There are no foot prints on the sidewalk. The path suggests something that came up and down the walk although it also looks like a drip pattern off of eaves, but there is nothing but sky above the walk. I have no idea what may have caused this and the mystery is eating at me! What could have done this?