Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Macro: Hoar Frost Crystals with Hoar Frost Shadow

As winter moves into spring, mornings come when the air and ground differ so much in temperature that ice fog forms, draping a white mantle of hoar frost over the Prairies until the sun rises high enough to burn through the fog and melt the delicate crystals. A prosaic, somewhat scientific explanation for the  truly magical.

A twig, glittering with hoar frost crystals  photo © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved.

A twig, glittering with hoar frost crystals  © SB
 

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