Fleeting beauty: Festive frost flowers

Following yesterday’s diversion to warm memories, it’s time to return to the realities of the here-and-now.  The temperature has dropped precipitously on this day before New Year’s eve, and it’s supposed to stay around 0°F (-18°C) overnight and into tomorrow. The half-inch of snow that has fallen in the past day is nicely crunchy underfoot. Earlier today I left the main door open for a while, awaiting the arrival of a friend, and within mere minutes, frost flowers formed on the glass on the storm door.

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I find the patterns that form under such circumstances endlessly fascinating. I had only a few moments to try to capture something of their faery elegance.

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8 Responses to Fleeting beauty: Festive frost flowers

  1. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful, Gary. Mr Frost’s etchings!

  2. wolke205 says:

    Happy New Year <3 Liebe Grüße und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr <3

    • krikitarts says:

      Der Rutsch wird durch unsere niedrige Temperatur vielleicht etwas erleichtert–mal sehen. Allefalls, freue ich mich aufs neue Jahr. Ich wuensche Dir auch ein Frohes!

  3. Vicki says:

    I agree with you Gary.
    Patterns in nature, (in general), are endlessly fascinating.

  4. Still waiting for the winter abstracts here. We are finally getting steady below 32°F daytime and below 20°F nighttime temperatures. Nice finding nature’s beauty in the most simple of places, Gary.

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