Sunday, January 18, 2009

Freezing Fog

Or "Hoar Frost" as it's called around here. (maybe around your area too).


When DH and I moved here, the first winter we had this phenomenon and must have taken 100 pictures. It's so neat to see. We've had fog for the past 2 days with temps in the 20's , so it just settles on the branches forming tiny ice crystals. It is crystal clear above the fog, and the sun is trying to peek through today, so it will probably be gone this afternoon.









Looks like a flocked Christmas tree, huh?

20 comments:

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Anne,
So pretty, its cold here, but not so pretty. Enjoy!

Carol said...

OMG that is just beautiful! I learned something new today. Thanks.

Anne Sutton said...

I love, love, love that frost! I like to call it Fairy Frost and I think they should change the name. (:

Dawn said...

It looks cold...but it is beautiful!! Weather here...low 70's.

Beth said...

My mom took a million pictures of that when she first moved to Bend too. I love the flocked looking tree the best!

Anonymous said...

We do have the fog and ice crystals but not to the extent of yours ..the photos are beautiful.
Louise

Simply This and That said...

LOVE the pictures! It's beautiful! We had fog, but no pretty frost like that. Yesterday the WIND was horrible! Horrible I tell ya. ;o) ooxx`jodi

Lorraine said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures....nothing like that here (mainly because it is summer with 100F forecast for today)....but even in winter I have never seen anything like that .......so pretty!

Linda said...

That is amazing and so so pretty! I agree with Anne S - fairy frost is more appropriate!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Anne, Those pictures are simply postcard....something so beautiful that you pick up at the drug store...but rarely see in person. I'll trust in your photos!

RachelJane said...

Isn't that beautiful! I grudgingly concede that there may be some good things about winter :)

Jenny McH said...

How amazing! Beautiful photos. I have never seen that before, but then it doesn't get that cold here where I live. (Melbourne, Australia) Today was 35c, too hot!

Christy said...

We get freezing fog too, but we haven't gotten much in the way of any precipitation this year. In fact here in Oklahoma we are in a drought! Beautiful pictures!
Christy

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love your pictures. So very pretty!! I have never seen anything like it before. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy

Carrie P. said...

WOW, the pictures are awesome. I have never seen or heard of Hoar Frost. It sure is beautiful

Kristin said...

We have that here too, but I have never seen the crystals as long as your photos. I never seem to have my camera on the mornings it so beautifully appears. Stunning photos!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Those photos are beautiful!! And did you say hoar fog?? lololol!!!! Sorry. I agree with Anne Fairy frost sounds so much nicer.

Libby said...

Oh my - it's just beautiful!

Sandy said...

Oh WOW...so beautiful!

brigette said...

that's gorgeous!!!
thanks for sharing the photos. i grew up in the northwest and i don't think i ever saw that happen before.