Monday, January 7, 2019

Hoar Frost and More Frost

hoar·frost
/ˈhôrˌfrôst/
noun
noun: hoar frost; noun: hoar-frost
  1. a grayish-white crystalline deposit of frozen water vapor formed in clear still weather on vegetation, fences, etc.

rime1
/rīm/
noun
noun: rime ice
  1. frost formed on cold objects by the rapid freezing of water vapor in cloud or fog.
    • LITERARY
      hoarfrost.

I have mentioned hoar frost before and have had people not know that that particular kind of frost had it's own name, so there you go. It could also be rime ice which is similar to hoar frost, except for how it forms...and since I am not in the habit of watching frost form, I call it all hoar frost.

I love taking photos on these frosty days.There have been a few really good days of frost at the end of 2018 and again this last weekend.....so you know I had to go get a few photos. You have to get while the gettin's good.

The differences in both days was interesting, one was sunny with blue skies, the other was grey and almost monochromatic. It's hard to tell in the photos, but the frost was different on both days, maybe one was hoar frost, one was rime ice? I think I prefer the monochromatic landscape with the spikier frost.












31 comments:

  1. I love hoar frost and you caught some spectacular photos of it!

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    1. Thank Debra! It's kind of magical looking I think!

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  2. You're already making me cold.

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  3. Every once in awhile it happens here, and it is beautiful. Excellent examples!

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    1. Thanks William, I have had good luck in January's past with hoar frost so hoping there are a few more days.

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  4. Beauty all around you and you captured it in your photos, well done, Jenn.

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    1. Thanks Bill, I am glad I had time to get out and take a few photos.

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  5. Any time that I have seen it it has been breathtaking and your pics show it so well! Bravo!

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    1. Thanks RedPat, it sure changes the look of everything! I love it!

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  6. I love hoar frost so much - I have to grab my camera when I see it.

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  7. Thank you for the awesome images, Jenn says this Alberta cat and her cat Theo.

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    1. Thanks Cat and Theo cat! You must have seen the hoar frost too!

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  8. Very cool pics my friend!

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    "and since I am not in the habit of watching frost form, I call it all hoar frost." - best line ever!

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    1. Thanks!! Watching frost form is probably more fun than watching paint dry though...you know if I was ever had to choose.

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  9. I like all those pictures but number three has real magic. It's probably just as well to like frost if you happen to live in Alberta!

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    1. Hi John! The truck? That truck has been a subject of many photos of mine...I love it! Haha! The frost is pretty but the cold is horrible.

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    1. Hi Marie...yes it was definitely chilly!!

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  11. Oh my gosh! Incredibly gorgeous images Jenn, but oh la it looks unbelievably cold. Which of course it must be for the frost to form 😉 Suitably dressed for the cold a walk here would be quite magical 💙

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    1. Hi PDP, proper clothing is key! There's the annual closet switch when the bulky winter stuffs come out for the season!

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  12. WoW!!! all of these images are gorgeous, just gorgeous!! i like the truck best, i have a "thing" for old, rusty trucks. we are still waiting for our first snowfall, i am waiting impatiently!!!

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  13. Thanks Debbie! I don't mind a bit of snow but when it's like 3ft at once...it is too much lol!

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  14. Your photos are beautiful, Jenn! Thanks for sharing them with us! I spent the winter of 81-82 in Calgary. OMG it was cold! Kudos to you for getting out to capture these pictures!

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    1. Hello Fundy Blue! I was in Calgary then, my sister was born in 1982 and I was 4. LOL it's still cold!!

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  15. Nice Images of the frost. Never seen that type of frost here in PA. Interesting to see. It must get real cold for that type. It looks it by your photo's.

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    1. Hi Les, I am not even sure how it forms...it has definitely been colder than when I took these lol!

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