Hoar frost (also called radiation frost or hoarfrost or pruina) refers to the white ice crystals, loosely deposited on the ground or exposed objects, that form on cold clear nights when heat losses into the open skies cause objects to become colder than the surrounding air. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Today was a day of errand running, but such a special day that I ran for my pocket camera to take photos of the surrounding beauty. We loaded up the car with green bags to head to the transfer station. I took a quick photo of the clematis vine by our front door first. I wanted a shot of the frozen spider webs, but we were in a rush. We needed to get to the post office before it closed at noon. Mailing a big Christmas box to the grandchildren is very exciting and important too, so off we went.
After a successful Post Office trip, onward it was to the transfer station. While my husband emptied the bags into the separate bins, I photographed the surroundings:
A close-up of the frost on a sign
Then we headed to the feed mill to collect dog food. We drove through the fog… See the car headlights?
Here we are at the parking lot, surrounded by trees and weeds coated with hoarfrost.
Next we headed to the nearby town of Fergus to do some grocery shopping in preparation for a dinner on Monday night for my husband’s students. We crossed the Grand River to get there:
At the grocery store, the roof of the cart station looked like this:
When it was time to leave, we chose a different route home.
Almost like driving by Braille sometimes!
I love old fences!
We passed the home of our dog trainer and said hi to her horses
And then we drove on and eventually turned into our own laneway, past the ten silver maples.
I quickly took a few photos from our patio before it became too dark. I thought these looked a bit evil!
Love my grasses and Verbena bonariensis!
Looking through the old lilacs toward our benches and table.
From our upstairs window…a spruce branch. Have you noticed that ALL of these photos are in color? It’s true!I really enjoyed my day and hope you did too!