Saturday, October 26, 2013

Frosty-morning beauty

Strawberry leaf

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “frost”?

An ancient wrote:  “By the breath of God frost is given” – Job 37:10 (KJV).

A modern definition: “Frost: Ice crystals formed on grass or other objects by the sublimation (direct transfer) of water vapor from the air at below-freezing temperatures” – National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather.

When I looked out our kitchen window this morning  and saw a frosty landscape, my first thought wasn’t “breath of God” or “sublimation of water vapor” but “where’s my camera so I can take some photographs before the sun melts the ice crystals.”

Here are several frosty designs I captured this morning:

Amish Cockscomb blossom

Kamtschaticum sedum

Ruby Red chard

Grass (fescue)

1 comment:

  1. You should write a journal/book! these are so lovely and your thoughts so enjoyable--Hal Borland, anyone? enjoyed this so much-thanks Bob-AnneR