a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hoarfrost

Mother Nature spins her magic
with slivers of frozen moisture.
She molds and shapes masterpieces
for us to enjoy.
The magnificent sculptures disappear
with the sun's rise...
and make us doubt they were ever there.

20 comments:

Rural Rambler said...

It is a beautiful phenomenon! We haven't had enough moisture or a frost to even get a chance to see this beautiful treat.

Teresa aka JW said...

I am so intrigued by hoarfrost of which I have never seen even though I live close to your state and have been in your state many times.

So my question is, why do you get this miracle of nature and others don't? Just wondering. :)

Very cool.

Sunny said...

These really are works of art. I've never seen heavy frost like that around here.
☼ Sunny

COUNTRY GAL said...

Never seen anything like that here ! Wow what a photo opp ! Have a great day !

Judy said...

Never seen anything like that...really cool...created by the air movement??

Nora said...

It's really incredible. It's a good thing you have the photos to prove it or we wouldn't believe it. It's like Mother Nature made pots and vases.

~Tonia said...

Like Rural rambler said we havent had enough moisture to see these this year! But they are so cool! I remember the first time I saw a frost flower I was just in awe!
Cool Pictures as always!

Rudee said...

This looks like a cocoon. Very impressive works of art that only Mother Nature can provide!

The Golden Eagle said...

They're such amazing formations. I've never seen anything that thick before; usually, it's just a light sparkle around here.

Rob said...

They look strange but wonderful.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Those are so cool..


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Far Side of Fifty said...

I like frost..I have too after it killed all the flowers. Beautifull photos! Have you see the white deer?? :(

Shabbygalsnest said...

What a rare catch! Very beautiful, Traci

Nezzy said...

Icy cotton candy wrapped around unsuspecting plants! This phenomena has always amazed me. Beautiful capture girl!

God bless and enjoy this beautiful day!!!

Pat said...

This looks like cotton candy! The hoar frost I saw looked a lot different from this!

allhorsestuff said...

Oh How cool GAIL!!!
I think I JUST saw some of that stuff on my Sunset trail ride, 2 hours ago...it was geting rather cold, and I looked down and thought, "Oh, litter!" Then, as the mare and me walked by it, I thought it looked like the forelock of a white horse, that had his trimmed today.."but how'd it get out here?"
I knew better...so, it had to be Hoarfrost...it was puffy and spun looking! If it weren't for YOU- posting about it so often, with the neat pics...I would have negatively thought...litter!

Showed my husband just now. He said, " I wonder how it tastes?"

ONLY he would say that...let us know Gail!
Kac

Melissa said...

This is so cool. You always have the coolest pictures.

Mary Aalgaard said...

What a poetic, pictoral essay. Gail, I think this is what makes you come alive - photography, your animals, your home, and writing about them. Carry on!

Jennifer said...

That is really something. I find frost like that fascinating.

Ellie said...

Gosh. They're even more spectacular then the last pictures you showed us!

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