Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hoarfrost Morning

Yesterday we had an incredibly beautiful morning of brilliant blue skies and hoarfrost.  It doesn't happen often, but when it does it's amazing.  These are a few shots from around the yard and down the road.  The formation of hoarfrost is dependent on nights well below freezing, with high humidity.

The trees were sparkling against the clear blue sky.

The side of the woods and fencerows showed up the frost well.

This is a distant view over our meadow, showing that big elm tree across the road that appears in all the photos of our back yard.

A different angle in the backyard, over the gardens.  That's my butternut tree in the fencerow on the right.

The fencerow (and a lot of young ash saplings) in our front yard.

The white birch at our front door.

Two of my favourite sugar maples for fall colour shots.  I'm aiming to get four seasonal pictures of some of these trees.

Another view of the hoarfrost against the sky.  Beautiful.

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22 comments:

  1. Spectacular captures. I enjoy seeing hoarfrost on those occasions when we see it here.

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  2. I've only seen that once about 30 years ago and still remember how beautiful it was! Fabulous pics!

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  3. I love hoarfrost like this. And I know that in just a few minutes under that warm sunshine, it was all gone. Great shots :-)

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  4. Such a pity that the sparkle that makes it like fairyland does not come through in photography.I am awestruck by all this beauty and would probably be crying with wonder if I could see the refractions of the sun as well. Lucky you to have a morning like this.

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  5. Beautiful frosty shots. I like the ways things are set off against the deep blue sky!

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  6. Wow! Fabulous! Nothing more lovely than frost-coated trees.

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  7. Hoar frost is much more common than snow over here. Getting blue sky as well is a bit of a bonus.

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  8. Wow, great captures of hoarfrost in the trees. Wonderful for Skywatch 😊 with the contrast of the blue sky.

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  9. wow I would so love to watch snowfall. I have never seen one. Amazing pictures :)

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  10. WoW, WoW, WoW....so gorgeous, it doesn't look real!!! I would love to see this, and such a bonus to have such a pretty blue sky!!!

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  11. I remember so enjoying those frosty mornings when I lived in Illinois. Especially when there was sunshine on them before it got warm enough to melt.

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  12. Love, love, love mornings like that. Great pictures, of course. We haven't had one of those days yet this year.

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  13. I've seen a couple of photos of the hoar frost there on Canada AM. Your photos are beautiful. We haven't had one lately but the conditions may be right for one this weekend. It's going to be -23 tonight, -16 tomorrow and +4 on Sunday and Monday!! Crazy weather!!

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  14. Beautiful photos of the frost....what a great subject to capture!!! Good work!

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  15. Awesome photos ! Just some sun, wind and snow for us here today no frost of any kind ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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  16. Very pretty. The trees make the sky look especially blue.

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