Monday, February 27, 2012

Hoar Frost/ Our World

 Hoar frost on shrub and grasses beside creek

The weather overnight Saturday into Sunday was perfect for creating hoar frost: cloudless skies, super-saturated air and below freezing temperature.

 Closer look at hoar frost

I love how ice crystals cling to stems and seed heads.

 Overview of hoar frost and reflections

Some of the creek is flowing fast enough to keep from freezing, but closer to the banks, theres ice and on top of that hoar frost.

Hoar frost in foreground, closer look at reflection

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43 comments:

Sandra said...

so beautiful, and not a sight I have seen for about 50 years. i like the close up, like jewels hanging there

Kate said...

Nature's artwork again makes for outstanding photos. Well, the photographer had a hand in it, too!

see you there! said...

Looks like the landscape is sprinkled with diamonds.

Darla

Jill said...

Few things are more lovely than hoar frost. Beautiful photos.

Judy said...

These are so beautiful. We've had such a mild winter that I haven't been out to take any good winter shots.

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, these are absolutely beautiful. Isn't nature amazing and to be able to catch it so well is awesome! Wonderful photos girl!

Rebecca said...

That really turns things into a very magical world. How cold does it have to be to get hoar frost. I have not heard of it in my area.

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous! thanks for sharing some crisp winter!

Lucie Cermanova said...

Amazing frosty beauty! Gorgeous shots.

Muffy's Marks said...

Just beautiful. Mother Nature can be quite the artist at times.

Cheri said...

Just lovely - it has been way too arm here for frost.

Carolina Mts

Paul in Powell River said...

I've always liked that expression - "hoarfrost", though I'm glad we don't see it often here. Nicely captured.

Lowell said...

Funny looking stuff! Kinda like sparklin' diamonds. You sure got a lot of it, too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Love your pics, I appreciate that you had to get out of warm house to get them.

Small City Scenes said...

It is always so pretty---too bad it has to be cold to do that. LOL

Love the purple twilight in the previous post. MB

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I love these pictures. Hoar frost paints the winter landscape with beauty.

Celeste said...

Brrrrrrrrrr!
Beautiful detail on the ice crystals, isn't nature a wonderful thing? :)

kaye said...

wow! I love it!

RedPat said...

I don't think that I have ever seen this kind of frost! It's wonderful.

Carolyn Ford said...

ever so beautiful...wonderful photography!

hannah said...

Diamonds twinkling in every shot. Very pleasing compositions in those subtle winter shades.

Gary said...

Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Well, it does look COLD, but beautiful! Your captures are superb as always -- twinkly diamonds indeed! Hope you have a wonderful week! Stay warm!

Sylvia

Halcyon said...

It's so beautiful!

Giga said...

Wygląda to piękne, ale ja chcę już wiosny.Pozdrawiam. *** It looks beautiful, but I want to have spring :-). Yours.

Jonah said...

Nice pics. We never get this where I live.

Olga said...

What a perfect winter wonderland - thank you so much for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures of the frost. The third photo is my favorite, a gorgeous scene. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

Craver Vii said...

"Hoar frost." Until now, I was not familiar with that name. Good to know. Stunning pics!

jeannette said...

Your second pic is beautiful! Learned something new about frost:)

Michelle said...

Hoar frost is one of nature's small wonders.

Leif Hagen said...

Great HOAR frost photos! We had hoar frost here in Eagan a few weeks ago....

Stephanie said...

The hoar frost is quite pretty to look at, I like how one poster said, they look like diamonds.

Jack said...

The close-up is impressive. It emphasizes the crystalline nature of newly formed ice.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful -- as others have said, your pictures have the sparkle of diamonds (only better). I too didn't really know what hoarfrost was -- (one of those cross-word puzzle type words, I kind of knew the definition but had no idea what it REALLY meant. Thank you for your pictures which explain it perfectly (almost as good as being there and I didn't have to be cold!). Thanks!

SquirrelQueen said...

Brr, it looks so cold but very beautiful. I love the reflections.

George said...

I didn't think anything could be more beautiful than your second photo, but then I got to your last one. This is a marvelous photo sequence.

Rambling Round said...

I've only had the opportunity to photograph hoarfrost once here. It's fascinating, I think!

Luna said...

fantastic pics!

Here in Germany spring is coming steadily!

Rose said...

I love the shot of that weed!

La Principessa Errante said...

These are all just truly gorgeous.

Gillian Olson said...

Great pictures, the frost creates beautiful images.

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, what a beautiful sight.. we don't hardly ever get that type of frost around here... wish we did!

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