frost stars




tiny little silver stars in the hundreds,
as if fallen from the night sky
like pixie dust

It amazes me how different frost patterns can be.
It is now even colder and drier, down to -6C (21F) last night.
At 10:45 am, the sun’s low sideways rays had not yet thawed them.

Last week’s frost followed a long rainy period.
We Vancouverites need a reality check about cold.
It was -36C (-32F) in southern Alberta last night.
Husband is on his way there on business, brrrr!

December 8, 2009 in Canada and BC, Nature, Photoworks by Marja-Leena