Hoar frost is so beautiful! It turns our world into a magical looking place. We had several mornings that were so very beautiful last week, I had to share a few photos with you. By the way, the snow in my beard has nothing to do with the frost, it’s just another problem girls with beards encounter.
This is a photo of our lilac tree out in front of our house. See all those pretty pieces of frost that formed on the branches?
Our hydrangeas look nice with the hoar frost too! What is this special frost, and what causes it? It is the deposit of ice crystals on objects such as grass blades, tree branches, or leaves. It is formed by the condensation of water vapor to ice at temperatures below freezing, and occurs when air is brought to its frost point by cooling.
Here are some more pretty branches covered in the frost. The bummer is, it does go away as soon as the sun comes out.
I saved my favorite photo for last. The red berries with the frost are so “holidays”, don’t you think? I wish we could capture the big picture of all the items covered in the frost, but it doesn’t look the same in a big photo as it does with our eyes.
Now, sadly, the sun is out, the temperatures have gotten too warm, and even our snow is melting. Someone please send us some cold air and snow. We don’t want a warm winter here!
Our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is hosting a nature Friday blog hop for the winter. I think this frosty posts fits right in with the theme. Stop by and visit some of the other blogs in the hop.