Saturday morning we had a little bit of fog and light wind. I noticed that there was a heavy frost, and in fact it was hoarfrost. Knowing that it doesn’t last long, I hurried out to get some pics to share with you.

Native Grasses

Since the breeze was out of the north, the frost had formed only on the southern protected side of each object where it formed.

Wild Sunflower

Here’s a closer look.

Wild Sunflower

Hoarfrost occurs when the surface temperature is below freezing, and the air is saturated with moisture.

Native Grass

This old fencepost wears a new coat of white.

Barbed  fencewire loses it’s thorny appearance when it takes on a lacy covering.

This budded tree branch will be clothed in green in a few months, but for now it must be content with a frosty coat.


———> UP NEXT: Our neighbors raise sheep, and this time of year they are getting close to lambing. Come back for a visit with some very pregnant ewes.

———> And Later This Week: It’s 2nd Degree Attempted Birdslaughter, and the accused is not talking.

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Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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19 Responses

  1. Excellent!!!!
    Those are beautiful shots. You did good. Thanks for freezing out there to get those photos.

  2. Doe of Mi. says:

    Boy O Boy, I wish the Hoarfrost on my garage floor around my car tires was even half that beautiful!

  3. Peggy says:

    Oh my goodness! I can’t stant it! Yur photos are to die for! I have seen this type of frost but didn’t know that it had a name. Beautiful shots! The barbed wire fence and the fence post is out of this world. You really should publish some of your photos.

  4. Teresa says:

    We had quite a bit of hoarfrost earlier this winter. It really is beautiful, and you’ve done a great job of taking pictures to highlight the beauty.

  5. Oh my word. How beautiful. I learned something new – thank you!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Those hoarfrost look very unusual and interesting. Thanks for the wonderful pics. But sorry you have to endure the cold. Have a great week!

  7. Joani says:

    Awesome pictures. Very very cold though. I hope U were bundled up warmly.

  8. Hi Suzanne! I love this hoar frost! I don’t recall ever seeing it. If I have, I don’t remember. It is so beautiful! Your pictures turned out great. I can’t believe how the frost just stands out like that. That is wonderful!
    By the way, I just finished a post on my blog! Can you believe it. I haven’t posted in sooooo long. Stop by to see what I have been up to. It’s late now, like middle of the night late, so I’m headed to bed…but tomorrow I am going to get caught up on all of your posts! I can’t believe I missed so much! Looks like you’ve got a lot of interesting posts. I can’t wait to see!

  9. Glenda says:

    Suzanne, you are a true artist with the camera!

    The hoar frost pictures are wonderful.

    I can see some very enjoyable times ahead browsing through your blog. I have already checked out some of the recipes. We cook the same too! Real food, country cooking….it may be dangerous for me. I need no excuses to cook

  10. Alica says:

    This is beautiful! Your pictures are wonderful…I’ve never seen hoarfrost except for in pictures.

  11. Saska says:

    Tell the accussed that I’ll come rescue him!

    Beautiful pictures. We’re cold (not quite as cold as you), but NO moisture at all!

  12. Jodie says:

    Thank you for sharing your photos with us. I have never seen anything like Hoarfrost here in Indiana. Beautiful!

  13. Melanie says:

    Love that kind of frost too!! Great photos

  14. Sally Bishop says:

    Wow, how cool is that?!

  15. Julie, Farmer in California says:

    WHOA!!! HOARFROST HUH??? How cool is that? I love it. The pictures are amazing…good job with the photos…so cool.

  16. Julie says:

    Lovely pictures….still, why HOAR frost…how about Lacey frost…or windy frost.
    Hoar is hard to live with….;)

  17. Glenda says:

    My favorite is the single grass top in the close up of crystals. Beautiful.
    We had spotty fog early this morning so there were some lovely plants and trees to view on the drive into work.
    Your blog is the best!!!!!!!!!!!

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