FOLEY'S FOLLIES

Sunday, January 24, 2010

MOSAIC MONDAY - HOAR FROST

Struggling to come up with a mosaic for Mary's Mosaic Monday. then realized the beautiful Hoar Frost occurance we had this past week!  By noon, once the temps warmed up it was all gone....until then it was so gorgeous to see!




When frost forms as minute ice crystals covering the ground, we just call it all frost. But sometimes the frost grains grow larger and are called hoar frost crystals. Good hoarfrost is not that uncommon if you watch for it. Hoar frost grows whenever it's cold outside and there is an ample source of water vapor nearby.

I'm sharing this mosaic for Mosaic Monday at Mary's Little Red House   You'll see some outstanding photography and I've heard it is Mary's birthday as well.....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARY  !!

17 comments:

ellen b said...

Just gorgeous!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Gorgeous...and I love your blog header...great shot...

Jayme said...

Beautiful hoar frost! We don't have any of that up north, just a bunch of wet snow...and it's still snowing.

Cynthia said...

Barb, the perfect mosaic for the weather you've been having this January. The hoar frost is beautiful, and it's amazing that it comes and goes so quickly.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your photos of the hoar frost make a beautiful mosaic, Barb! I would love to see it as thick and beautiful here one day.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What beautiful photos. Love that one of the tree branches with the frost. laurie

Carol said...

Beautiful pictures! Have a wonderful week!

Dishesdone said...

Barb, gorgeous mosaic! I really love the Hoar frost, I've never seen that here. Your shots are so pretty!

grey like snuffie said...

I LOVE hoar frost...we don't get it a lot but the intricate detail amazes me.

Marsha said...

Oops, I thought I commented yesterday! Your frost photos are gorgeous - hoar frost days are my favorite days of winter and you have captured it beautifully.

Barbara said...

Simply beautiful. I loved your posting today.

Velva said...

This is stunning! I had no idea what hoar frost was until I read this post. I love it!

Moogie said...

I just happened upon your blog. Super great!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

What a beautiful wintery mosaic! We have had a little freezing rain on trees this week...but nothing as amazing as that! I also wanted to tell you that I think your email photo is so clever!
About the bow...here's a link to a tutorial that Kristen did for a tree topper. It would be the same thing on a smaller scale without the long "tails" and maybe not poofed quite so round. Hope it helps!
http://kristenscreationsonline.blogspot.com/2009/11/how-to-make-tree-topper.html

Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

pierre said...

very nice moasaic !! cheers from paris pierre

Mary said...

You did a wonderful job with the mosaic. Fresh snow and ice are always gorgeous to see - especially if you can view it from inside a warm and cozy house :-). I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Kathleen said...

Missed this frosty post! Could it be I am longing for some flowers??
Great pics, Barb!