Hoar Frost Visits The Bluff Tops

Clouds lowering to bluff-top level Friday night  through early Saturday morning and again Saturday night through Sunday morning produced a thick blanket of fog which then produced Hoar Frost on branches and other exposed surfaces. Hoar Frost is a deposit of interlocking ice crystals on objects, usually those of small diameter and freely exposed to the air, such as tree branches. Hoar frost is similar to the process in which dew is formed, except that the temperature of the object which accumulates the frost must be below freezing. The Hoar Frost produced quite a spectacular view Saturday morning when the sun came out:

     

The hoar frost was a bit thicker Sunday morning as this Cardinal can attest:



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