Friday, January 25, 2013

A Delicate Vision...

"The questions worth asking, in other words, come not from other people
but from nature, and are for the most part delicate things
easily drowned out by the noise of everyday life."
Robert B. Laughlin

On Wednesday I drove to Lee Vining and Mono Lake in search of hoar frost...
the frost that occurs in freezing temperatures with fog...
delicate and lacy...
easily disturbed by the merest human touch...

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  1. I love hoar frost! This shot is exquisite.

  2. That is gorgeous! Love the white against the blue sky!

  3. Well-worth the drive. Gorgeous.

  4. You've taught me something today. Never thought about the nature of hoar frost. Now I know it's beautiful. Thanks.

  5. Worth the drive -- I thought they were blossoms.

  6. So unusual to see the limbs of a tree white against the sky behind. Lovely. Hope that 'critter' in yesterday's photo isn't about. I'm thinking it was a bear! Have a lovely weekend!

  7. Thanks LadyFi!!! I only just learned about it a few weeks ago...and then I heard it's been foggy at Mono Lake...had to go!!!

    Thanks Brian!

    I agree Bibi!!!

    Thanks << Louis >>!!!

    I know what you mean OaklandDP!!! When I learned the difference, I had to go find it!!!

    Thanks SRQ!!!

    I thought the same Hiker! It really looks like delicate white blossoms...even up close!!!

    From one trooper to another Wayne!!!

    Thanks LOL!!! No bear though...according to our Wildlife Specialist...more likely a rabbit!!! I know...a bit disappointing!!! I thought I was quite brave continuing to take pics!!!

  8. I love the lacy look of hoar frost.....we've had plenty and it looks different on different things.....I've been studying it a lot this year ;)

  9. Ahh!!! You are where I first learned about hoar frost Linda!!! Thanks for sharing your photos and the information!!!