Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Our Little Corner of the World...

If you've checked out my blog in the last week, you've probably noticed
that I've had a recent fascination with hoarfrost...
The top photo is of a tree in Lee Vining, CA...covered with thick 

The second photo is a tree in our backyard, covered with fresh snow...
There's actually quite a difference...

The hoarfrost seems to be larger, more defined crystals...
the snow, much smaller, more powdery crystals....

"Hoarfrost:  a deposit of ice crystals on objects exposed to the free air...
It is formed by direct condensation of water vapour to ice at temperatures below
freezing and occurs when air is brought to its frost point by cooling..."
hoarfrost. (n.d.) © Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc..  Retrieved January 28, 2013,

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  1. Beautiful shots. I love hoar frost!

  2. The hoarfrost is beautiful, lovely captures! Thanks for sharing your world, have a happy week ahead.

  3. Beautiful shot and I love the hoarfrost on those beautiful big trees!
    Have a nice week and warm greetings from Holland,
    Anna :))

  4. Beautiful. Thanks for the definition, too.

  5. Beautiful shots and interesting information about hoar frost.

  6. Thanks all!!! I was so surprised when I went to Lee Vining and saw the hoarfrost all over the town...the trees...even the snow!!! It was absolutely eerily exquisite!!!

  7. Ah, does remind me of the years I lived in Montana and seeing the hoarfrost! Beautiful captures for the day!! Thanks for the memories! Hope your week is going well!

  8. I really like the top shot Kathy

  9. The hoarfrost is maybe more interesting, but the white fluffy snow is nicer to the touch!

  10. I am going to pay more attention to the frost we have and hope to see something as beautiful as your photos here.

  11. We get a lot of hoar frost. It's beautiful to see. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  12. Glad to awaken fond memories Sylvia!!!

    Thanks Wayne!!!

    That is true Jesh!!!

    Linda from Alberta told me that it usually occurred when there was heavy fog and freezing temps...that's what I looked for LOL...and found a fairyland of hoarfrost!!!

    I am sure you do get a lot of hoarfrost Gary!!! Being a displaced Southern Californian...this is all new to me so I'm obsessed!!!

  13. Fancy that!

    How is a life with snow
    for the girl from Tropico (Glendale)

  14. Cold PA...darned cold!!!

    Thanks McGuffy Ann!!!

  15. first time I heard that word. But it seems we had a lot of it too. :)

  16. I have a feeling wherever there's snow, fog, freezing'll find hoarfrost NatureFootstep!!! Exactly why it's all new to me!!! It's so different from snow...
    fascinating to me!!!

  17. A very interesting and pretty post. My husband immediately knew what hoarfrost was, but I did not have a clue. I have learned something new tonight. genie

  18. I'm enjoying all of your recent frost photos! These trees are gorgeous!

  19. So glad you defined it because I was thinking what the heck is hoarfrost?

  20. There you go, being all smart and talented and everything. Wonderful pictures.

    I don't know if I've ever seen hoarfrost, but I must have, having grown up in northern Illinois.

  21. I do not think I have ever seen hoarfrost, and you have shown me a gorgeous example. I love the droop of the heavy limbs, a beautiful winter scene.


  22. Glad to hear you've learned something new Genie!!! I sure have!!!

    Thanks Brian!!!

    I know that thought Margaret...that was my thought when I saw Linda's barbed wire covered in it!!!

    I'm sure you have Petrea!!! But you've lived in Southern California so long now, I think all those thoughts about cold stuff have just plum been pushed out of your head with all that warm weather!!!

    Thanks Genie!!!

  23. Wow! If that is your back yard, I want to live there! Great place and great photos...