Hoarfrost in the morning

Just when I think I’ve gotten tired of the cold and the snow, Mother Nature puts a new spin on winter.  Yesterday morning I woke up to a beautiful scene.  The fog that had crept in during the overnight was freezing and coating everything with a wondrous layer of white.  Within a mile from the house I found these lovely flower heads that had been leftover from summer.  On any other day I would have walked right past them.  But with a frosting of frozen fog and their delicate arching, I became mesmerized and photographed for over a half-hour.  It was as if each small snowflake was layered ever so gently, one on top of another.   And yet this was all short-lived, as within a matter of hours the sun broke through the clouds and the wind picked up, eliminating any remnants of this morning scene.

3 thoughts on “Hoarfrost in the morning

  1. vindemiate February 14, 2010 / 4:54 pm

    That’s so beautiful. Nature really has some great scenes. Actually, lots of them, when you just look.

  2. Beth Meyers February 14, 2010 / 8:12 pm

    You were at the right place at the right time to see this winter wonder. Great job!

  3. Margaret Welshons February 15, 2010 / 10:53 am

    Thanks for the new set of eyes just when I needed it most!

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