Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Frosted Branches





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.

6 comments:

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Lovely frost crystals. They look like little hairs. I found you through Blotanical. Welcome.~~Dee

chey said...

Thanks very much Dee! They looked exactly like little hairs, and they were actually quite large. Short lived but quite beautiful!

Catherine said...

Wonderful capture of the frosted branches..looks like tiny hairs..
Like magic~nature is, and also why they didn't last long! :)
Cat

chey said...

Thanks for the comment Cat! Nature never ceases to amaze me.

Kylee said...

Oh, I LOVE that first photo a LOT! I like hoarfrost, too. It's just magical!

chey said...

Thanks Kylee! Isn't that frost neat?! It was so magical to see it covering everything in the garden.