Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hoar Frost Morning

This morning Winnipeg woke up to a thick layer of hoar frost covering the city.  

Hoar Frost, defined by Wikipedia, "refers to the white ice crystals, loosely deposited on the ground or exposed objects, that form on cold clear nights when heat losses into the open skies cause objects to become colder than the surrounding air."

The abstract forms the ice crystals take on, are so interesting and beautiful. Here are a few shots I took as I was leaving the house this morning...

It's most beautiful when the sky is blue and the sun is shining...

The last two shots are by local photographer Ken Gillespie. Check out more amazing images on his blog here.

Even though we just had a week of unbearable minus 30 to 40 temps, it's refreshing to know we get days like this every once in a while. Winter can be brutal and beautiful here in Winnipeg.

Have a lovely day friends!


Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

It's so pretty isn't it? I love it too, nice pics Jenny!


ag. said...

These are gorgeous photos! As chilly as it looks, I wouldn't mind seeing some hoar frost around me right now, it's like a winter wonderland!

little t said...

These photos are unbelievable!

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