Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Just What is Hoar Frost???

You've probably guessed by my blog title that I was born and raised in Southern California.
I was a sun goddess growing up...
flip flops year round...
beach time...
but more likely you'd find me at the lake water skiing.

Be that as it may...I also had experienced snow...
here and there...
once, even at my house in Glendale...I was about 4 years old!

So when I moved to Mammoth Lakes, I was still a Newbie to living in and with snow.

And I had never heard of Hoar Frost!

Until I started blogging, and saw a post about Hoar Frost on my blogging friend
Linda Pierson's blog of her rancher's life in Alberta, Canada. 

Sooo...living where there was lot's of snow...I went searching for Hoar Frost!!!

"The Free Dictionary says....2. a covering of minute ice crystals, 
formed from the atmosphere at night upon the ground
 and exposed objects when they have cooled by radiation below the dew point."
(Not sure about the radiation part...but the rest worked for me!)
And I found it in Lee Vining!!!

Just the right amount of moisture to cold...and magic happens!!!

I'm getting cold just looking back on these!!!

Snow...and Hoar Frost...are so delicate and beautiful...

...and cold!!!

While I don't miss snow on the ground in June, 
I do miss the beauty and peace of a fresh snowfall, and searching for Hoar Frost 
on a cold, wintry day!!!

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  1. Oh yeah, I love hoar frost! We get it every now and then up in our mountains, and there's been a few days I was lucky enough to see it. Lovely photos, especially your last one.

  2. I'm enough of a SoCal gal to get excited by snow, frost, large flakes, icicles. Lovely photos.

  3. Beauty of nature! Lots and lots of snow. In here, winter was in december a beauty for soul. Now, we wonder when we will have much more than just a few snowflakes from time to time. Today, we saw the first snow for this season till now. :) lol for some hours... then as usually sunny blue autumn skies...
    Your wintry pictures are so lovely... best regards and Season's Greetings!

  4. Hoar frost is so gorgeous! Wonderful shots.

  5. Who needs the beach and flip-flops when you have these views?

  6. Great shots. I think I'll have to wait a while for shots like that - and head for the mountains!

    Hope you have a great Christmas - Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: Did you get my email?


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