Winter weather in Alberta is an exercise in relativity. When the temperature first dips to just below freezing (-1C or 30F), it feels cold - but it feels warm compared to the day when it gets down to -10C (-14F). Inevitably, the really COLD weather will arrive - which it did with a vengeance just … Continue reading Cold is a Relative Thing and Making Things Up (Video)
Weather in Arizona - usually temperatures are described as warm, warmer, hot, hotter, or real hot. So far this year, though, warmth hasn't been a factor here at all. With that thought in mind, can you guess what these close-up photos are? The top photo is frost on the fabric top of a convertible. The … Continue reading Wednesday What’s That?
It is a WordPress Photo Challenge and the topic is Ornate. Man has challenged Mother Nature. Mother Nature presented this work by Jack Frost who embellished this Campanula flower with spikes of white crystals. Man replied with this intricate metal scroll work on carved wood at Residenz Wurzburg in Germany. Mother Nature fired back with … Continue reading Germany – Man vs Nature – Ornate Designs
A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England. - Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed - Sunbeams cut through the morning fog. As the fog starts to lift, frost steals across the ground. Water drops freeze onto the tips of the grass blades.
Our first 'winter storm' of the season was night before last. It didn't drop that much snow, and the temperature didn't get all that much below freezing. It wasn't a big deal, unless you were one of the unfortunate ones who had to drive to work the next morning. People seem to forget how to … Continue reading Fall Hoarfrost – A Lens Full of Crystals
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. - Erma Bombeck - A carpet of white snow is slowly blanketing our part of the world. No one minds if children trod upon it, build snowmen with it, or … Continue reading Winter White Means Snow and Ice
Unanswerable questions about raindrops and snowflakes
Frosty days and ice-still nights, Fir trees trimmed with tiny lights, - Jo Geis, Christmas Long Ago - As elves go, Jack Frost is one of my favourites. He arrives without warning, but never stays too long. His artistry is magnificent, but fleeting - so I never tire of his work. He doesn't play favourites … Continue reading Capturing a Frosty Morning in Alberta
This close up photograph of a bubble was taken with a zoom lens. This macro photograph of frost was taken with a macro lens.
An unexpected frost in mid August coated plants in low lying areas.