My threesome this week are from a recent Hoar Frost. It makes the most interesting patterns on things & gives everything a ethereal affect. Reminds me of a scene from the movie, The Witch, Lion & Wardrobe.
|Bare Maple Branch|
|The Bell At Our Garden Gate|
|Further Down The Garden Bell|
Hoar frost (refers to white ice crystals, deposited on the ground or loosely attached to exposed objects such as wires or leaves. They form on cold, clear nights when conditions are such that heat radiates out to the open sky faster than it can be replaced from nearby sources such as wind or warm objects. Under suitable circumstances, objects cool to below the frost point. of the surrounding air, well below the freezing point of water. The name hoar comes from an Old English adjective that means "showing signs of old age".
In this context it refers to the frost that makes trees and bushes look like white hair, which is exactly what the horse in the garden gate bell looks like. In the horse world there is great debate going on whether "one" should trim the muzzle hairs of a horse. The show ring has always been about looks rather than practicality or what nature intended.