You would think that after last year's heartbreaking loss of the treasured ceramic pot we brought back from our honeymoon, I would get the basic scientific concept that ceramic pots are coated in enamel. Enamel is prone to cracking, especially when it lives outside. Water finds its way into cracked enamel and freezes in the winter. Then it thaws. Then it freezes again. Then this happens:
I. Never. Learn. Although, here's hoping that next year at this time, I can joyfully declare to you all that this basic lesson about the properties of water has entered my brain by osmosis, and that my (new) pots will not have been destroyed by the winter, but will be as ready for spring as I am.
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