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.
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.