Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Hoarfrost


We awakened this morning to dense fog as a warm air mass descended on the cold, snowy ground. Every tree twig and exposed dried stalk of vegetation was ornately decorated with thick hoarfrost. About midday, the sun burned through the fog and the beauty of blue sky, sun, frost and snow surpassed any indoor or outdoor Christmas decoration on display this season. We soaked up the sunshine and enjoyed the mild air during a long walk. There were plenty of tracks to look at on the snow including the tiny foot prints and tail line of a field mouse between the blades of frozen grass.
Nature celebrates
winter, gowned in gleaming white,
adorned in crystal.

10 comments:

  1. such amazing photos of your winter wonderland! Bravo!

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  2. Yes, it's a winder wonderland. I haven't seen hoarfrost in many years.

    Thanks for the beautiful photos.

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  3. Good for you. What a serendipitous treat!

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  4. WOW... just beautiful Ruth.

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  5. I've never heard of that expression before but the photos are terrific!

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  6. Thank you all for your kind comments. I was happy to share such winter beauty.

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  7. The poetry--yours?
    If so, perfect, perfect, perfect!

    The pristine beauty of winter white, such elegance.

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  8. Nina- Thanks, yes, all the words are mine. I wish you had been my English teacher. :-)

    Patty- Thanks for commenting. Looks like you have had some pretty cold weather your way too.

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