Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hoar Frost Alongside the Colorado River


The hoar frost in the trees and blowing in the breeze created a beautiful scene this morning on the Blue Heron Section of the Colorado River Trail in Grand Junction, Colorado this morning.

UPDATE: My friend Scott brought up the question about whether this was hoar frost or rime ice. I'm from Yuma, Arizona; I don't know! Anyway, I never knew what exactly hoar frost was until about a week ago when the Grand Junction Sentinel ran an article with a picture of a hawk perched on a tree covered in hoar frost. I'd read the term in books, but like many other wintery things, I'd never matched the term with the actual event in my brain. It helps to have an article with pictures.