Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hoar Frost in Hutchinson Kansas

This morning we had a hoar frost. I'd never heard of this until earlier this month. It's somewhat unusual, and now we've had two of them in three weeks.

As soon as Greg called and told me how beautiful it was outside I threw on some shoes and went out to take photos. As you can see by the fact that my house is in the background, I didn't get any further than my front yard before I found beautiful scenery.

My neighbors, Bob and Ruth, weren't home, but I wandered over to their yard to take more photos, including this leaf.

On one of the trees in their front yard I spotted this little bit of seemingly free-standing frost. We speculate it's actually built on part of a spider web.

Greg and Sharon came over to see if I wanted to go out to Dillon Nature Center and I couldn't resist sharing my discovery with them.

Dillon Nature Center was amazingly beautiful.

I love snow and it has extra meaning for me these days. We all went our separate ways and I think everyone found some great photos.

Finding color in the landscape was a challenge.

It was a day for being thankful to be alive.

Greg has written a post with beautiful photos from the hoar frost earlier this month, and explains how it happens.