Saturday, March 7, 2015

Hoar Frost and Colorado Snow

Watercolor - 8x10

We have had a lot of snow his winter and I love how the trees look when they are coated with frosty ice but I never knew that it was called Hoar Frost until recently.
Under clear frosty nights in winter soft ice crystals might form on vegetation or any object that has been chilled below freezing point by radiation cooling. This deposit of ice crystals is known as hoar frost and may sometimes be so thick that it might look like snow. 

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