Thursday, February 25, 2010

Frosted Trees

I love the crisp, bright winter mornings when the sun hits the trees festooned in their morning hoar-frost. The days here have been getting up into the high 30s and low 40s, and then the nights plunge back to zero again. This creates the rime-ice (hoar-frost) on the trees. This approach/avoidance dance probably isn't all that good for the poor trees, but it's certainly beautiful. Especially when the sky is brilliant blue.

1 comment:

Kansas Scout said...

There is a special beauty in stark contrast and simple structures. That's why the high plains appeal so much.
The change from one beauty to another also increases the pleasure. Spring will be here before you know it and the intense green will offer it's own set of beauty.
Do you plant new trees there?
What are the predominate species around your home?