Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Walking in the Winter Air


At the beginning of January, we were getting some frosty hillsides. Take a close look at the branches and notice the long spines of white.  Spines?  Nope, rime frost.  Rime frost happens in areas of dense fog and the liquid is super cooled before it comes in contact with a surface--that's why it looks like spines.  This is formed in the fog and cold.  Hoar frost is similar to dew and forms on cold, clear nights.  The rime frost created some beautiful crystals.

Little bird feeder with rime frost.

Purple coneflowers and grasses in my prairie yard.

Giant yellow hyssop in the prairie.



Walking across the river is full of interesting sites.

The wind can be a bit chilly.  My pace moves swiftly.  

The day started with lots of grey.  Beautiful and I need to work to keep my spirits happy.

At the end of the afternoon, the sun began to peek between the clouds.  The day feels warm.

River walk

That sky makes me happy.

Social distance walks with friends on Holzinger Trails.

A little snow creation

My friend, Dawn hugging her favorite tree.  Where do you like to walk, hike, snowshoe, ski?  Hope you get to out to be in the fresh air soon.

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