gardening in Nova Scotia, with an occasional maritime musing
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
A beautiful feathery frost formed on the branches of the trees Monday morning. The frost sparkled as the sunlight shone through the tiny crystals, and quickly melted away moments after it was captured on camera.
Frost is formed when surfaces are colder than the dew point of the surrounding air. White frost is a heavy coating of hoar frost that forms. The water condenses slowly into big crystals, and forms a feathery appearance. We had a lot of fog that morning which no doubt contributed to this frosty morn.