REDISCOVERING MYSELF THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Monday, December 12, 2011

Frost, but it isn't snow!

Somewhat like Lisa of The Creative Exchange, I want snow this time of year....and I'll be tired of it if it hangs around too long!   Last year, we had real snow in mid-November that hung around until late spring.   This year, we had a snow storm in early November, but when rain and wind took it away, the dry cold moved in.   The only snow is in the mountains (where my husband prefers it to stay), but we're having below-freezing temperatures daily.   Just over the mountains in the Walla Walla Valley, there has been a temperature inversion.  Heavy wet fog, a common occurrence in that area, rolled in  one day and temperatures dropped into the 20's, where it stayed.   The result was amazing.   Hoarfrost covered every stationary surface with a thick layer of white crystals.  My husband humored me with what I called a Christmas shopping trip, although almost all my shopping is complete.  I really wanted to use my new camera and I wasn't disappointed.


Birch Tree


Teasel

23 comments:

Lui said...

Wow!
White Christmas!
A treat for us because we never had snow in our tropical island!

justine said...

absolutely love these shots! that birch tree looks amazing. Love your new layout by the way

Ruth said...

Wow, those are amazing! We don't get frost like that here in U.K often, these photo's are so beautiful :)

lisa said...

Oh my goodness Evelyn,these are just gorgeous! Mother Nature is truly amazing, and your photographs of this beauty are just magnificent.

Thank you so much for sharing today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful day!

lisa.

em said...

Wow... that is pretty amazing!

Karin M. said...

Wow ... wonderful ... great works of nature ...
Greetings Karin

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous! i saw this on another blog from your Washington area, too. just lovely!

Ellie said...

Lovely pictures - isn't fresh snow just beautiful.

Barb said...

Absolutely stunning! there's nothing like Hoarfrost and your tree is gorgeous!

Anika said...

Wooowwww! Impressive sight! Beautiful images.

Rosie said...

This is amazing, Evelyn! When I saw the thumbnail I thought you had snow, just like Lisa...! We are having rain here, very ugly, and like you I'd love to have snow for Christmas and then it could leave... ;-)

Michelle said...

First time to you blog...I too am a retired teacher..(special education). I love the frost..for now anyway...lovely photos...

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness...I've never heard of Hoarfrost nor seen frost so THICK before. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! So glad you shared this as I learned something new today.

Kathy

Bridget Larsen said...

Such beautiful trees

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Fabulous images!
Wow!!!

Pat said...

The frozen fog makes the landscape look so magical! Beautiful captures!

Genie said...

Your heavy frost looks similar to what we call Rhine ice. The shots are wonderful. It amazes me how you were able to capture the variation in the whites. Hope the branches of the tree do not break.genie

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

We had similar weather last week. Makes for a gorgeous photo. V

missing moments said...

So lovely!

Linda Makiej said...

really terrific snow photography!!

Ms. Becky said...

oh my, these photos are dazzling! the first one is jaw-dropping gorgeous. how blessed your were to get this opportunity to see and record this beauty. happy Tuesday to you Evelyn.

john said...

great captures.

Emily said...

These are exquisite! I love first one, so peaceful and beautiful. It makes me miss living in Ellensburg, WA where we had this all the time. Thank you for sharing!