"A man cannot drift up into a corner of some green lane, and stay in his cottage out of the tide of life, as was once the case. The tide comes to him." Richard Jefferies 1883
Following on from a posting on my wildlife blog, I've added some more images of the hoar frost on the Mendips, Somerset on January 2nd. Hope you like them.
Lovely winter pictures! One can feel the cold in one's bones -looking at these pictures.
Thanks IWC, it certaily was cold, but I'd not have missed it for the World
Wow...those are all stunning!!Magical winter captures...I love the icy tree and fence in the first shot!Happy New Year!Cat
Wonderful shots... why is it called a 'hoar frost'?Gilly
Thanks Catherine, nice to have you drop by againHi Gilly, in its simplest terms a Hoar frost is in effect an air moisture (above freezing) freezing on a frozen object, as this builds up over time it can take on the apperance of snow. This usualy happens in cold clear winter nights where the ground remains frozen all day, but the air warms to just above freezing, as night falls the droplets coat objects and freeze on contact. Why it's caled Hoar, I'm not sure.
Wow~They are all so Beautiful!!Looks like it was very very cold!!I for one am very Happy Spring has finally Sprung!! :)Happy Weekend!Cat
Wonderful pictures! like your blogs.