Wow! I've never seen hoar frost -- beautiful!!!
Thank you Penny!
It can occur when it is below freezing and there is a high humidity or fog. This area only receives about 10-15 minutes of sunshine a day, so it does not have a chance to melt the delicate crystals. That allows them to grow larger each day as long as it stays below freezing.
Huge frost crystals indeed! Thanks for the explanation Larry.
...and every crystal looks different! Thank you for this photo, Larry, it looks great! My warmest regards, May
Wow, that's thick! No problems with wires or trees under such a cover?
So you caught the pristine hoar frost AND a rare moment of sunshine! Using your hand is a great way to add scale and contrast.
Happy New Year -- here's to the light!
Thank you wx, May, Tom and Penny!
Tom, these are very fragile and nothing like an ice storm which can create problems.
Warm regards, Larry.
Amazing, Larry - I've only seen it about 1/2"! Can only repeat - 'WOW' -alicia
Thanks Gerry: Soft rime is similar to hoar frost, but most rimes are hard and not fragile like hoar frost.
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