Thursday, December 6, 2007

Walking In A Winter Wonderland


Early this morning I received a call from my neighbor/friend letting me know that I had a great opportunity for pictures in case I hadn't looked outside yet. I was just getting up and had not yet looked out. She was right.


I hate winter, but this is the one thing that happens occasionally here that I wouldn't miss for the world. It is magnificent!


It is called by several names, hoarfrost, white rime ice, rime fog are a few of the names, but basically it's just frozen fog. When this happens it covers everything with sparkling ice crystals.


It is quite beautiful on the grasses.


When the sun comes out the frost glitters and sparkles like diamond dust.

If you all remember, I'm from the south where we rarely got snow, so the first time I saw frozen fog I was beside myself. It was as if God opened the heavens and sprinkled everything with opalescent glitter.



It was even on the single strand of a spiders web.


Lilly loves the snow.

Frozen Fog

Frozen Fog
It is absolutely breathtaking to me each time I witness this winter phenomenon. It is now what I think about when I hear the song, Walking in a Winter Wonderland. In fact I was singing that song as I drove around this morning basking in this stunning beauty of God's breath on His creation.

Job 37:10 By the breath of God frost is given:
and the broad waters become frozen.


Carol said...

It was quite pretty. By the time the sun came up with the frozen fog, I was already inside at work and could only look out the window and admire the beauty of the morning.

You've done a great job of capturing the essence of it. Reminds me of some of the winter scenes in the movie Dr. Zhivago.

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

shirl said...

Hi again, Robin :-)

Wow! What fantasic photos - I especially like the ones with the snow on the grasses but I always love to see the trees with snow covered branches :-D

Q said...

Wow! These photos are beautiful!
Frozen fog is amazing.
Your Junco is so pretty too.
Walking in a Winter's Wonderland for sure.
Breath taking.

Anonymous said...

Oh Robin,
that is just beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing your pics! The kids can't get over it too! I love winter and snow!! I will miss not getting any now that we are back in the deep south.
~Jen Unsell

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Carol, what a shame you had to be at work. At least you had a window that you could look out of.

Hi Shirl, thank you.I love evergreens covered in snow.

Sherry, thank you. I'm glad you could experience the frozen fog with me.

Hi, Jen! Glad you and the kids enjoyed it. It is beautiful but it gets old after a while. Especially when its dirty and ugly in the parking lots. I guess if I were to move back south I would miss it too.

Pam/Digging said...

Pam @ Digging says:

Your winter photos these last couple of days are a feast for the eyes. I'd never heard of frozen fog before, but, wow, is it pretty.

Annie in Austin said...

I forgot how lovely willows could be in winter - thanks, Robin!

Now where did I store the sheet music for Winter Wonderland? Who says there no gardening in winter? You've planted the song in my mind

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Anonymous said...

All I can say is "Wow!" It's a shame we can't import that to Alabama for just a day or two :-)... though I agree, dirty, slushy snow is awful. It'd be almost worth it however.


Kylee said...

I absolutely LOVE it when this happens! We haven't had a fog yet that leaves a heavy hoarfrost, but we had a light one this week, too. I'm still waiting for our first heavy one. There is just nothing like it.

Salix Tree said...

That willow with the frost on it is so beautiful! My favorite tree.
Lovely post, that hoarfrost makes the world look like a faerie tale.