Monday, February 11, 2013

Dipped in Frost


I woke up Sunday morning to skies of grey, but before I could dismiss the weatherman's misappropriated forecast, the sun popped up over the trees in the east to reveal blue skies striped with white, but that's not all. Jack Frost had made his rounds and left a variety of patterns for all to see, none more pretty than the hoar frost deposited along the tree tops. It seemed that, like a fountain pen that has been dipped into a well of ink, these trees had too been dipped, into Jack's arsenal of frost. Havoc he may create, with Mother Nature's creations, but a work of art nonetheless.


What is hoar frost? White ice crystals loosely deposited onto exposed objects chilled below zero, on cold clear nights when heat escapes into the open sky above or, more simply put, frozen dew that turns white. I prefer to think of it as part of Jack Frost's bag of tricks, giving us a bit of magic with which to start our day.
~Be well friends



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22 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh I love this the words the beautiful photos. Yes Winter does have lots of beauty. Love the barn. Hug B

Gail said...

You painted a beautiful picture with your words and the photos were the icing on a cake only Mother Nature can create.

Our hoar frost develops differently here. It seems the items that retain moisture expand and freeze dry making interesting shapes and patterns. Either way, beautiful.

Nancy Claeys said...

Love hoar frost. You captured some lovely images. :)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

nice views. so peaceful looking. makes me wish to get out there & say say "hello" - listen to it echo. enjoy those views. ( :

Lynne said...

Beautiful . . . words, description, photos, "hoar frost."

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

How beautiful! I just love the calm feeling of snow blanketing the earth.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Gorgeous photos, Andrea.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Spectacular views of your chilly morning.. just gorgeous! Personally, I ♥ hoar frost. -Tammy

Kim, USA said...

Awesome view. The images are so pretty.

Kim,USA

Rose said...

Wow, you were in a winter wonderland!

Mari said...

Beautiful barn, especially surrounded by the white.
We had hoar frost on Saturday but I wasn't able to get out and take pictures.

Sally in WA said...

Gorgeous shots!

Elaine said...

Beautiful day for taking photos. Nice work!

Saun said...

Gorgeous love the black barn framed by the frosted trees.

Tricia Hays said...

They do look dipped, beautifully!
Beautiful barns in the middle of it all, too.

Thanks so much for joining =)

Low Tide High Style said...

So lovely!

Kat

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Beautiful pictures...Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

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Genny said...

Ohh, so beautiful. I love winter.

Carla said...

Really pretty pictures but looks very cold.

Madge Bloom said...

What a lovely wintry scene... so peace filled...

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful!