Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pretty pictures: Rime


(This was originally supposed to go up this morning, but then I got concerned that it wasn't, you know, planty enough. Thus, the Papaver photo earlier.)

On 27 December, we woke up to a clear, sunny morning where everything that had been outside overnight had turned white. This is called rime (in this specific case, "hard" rime -- there is also a "soft" rime, but it's different), and occurs when fog forms at below-freezing temperatures, and is very pretty.

These pictures were taken in and near Hills, IA, just south of Iowa City.










11 comments:

Ginny Burton said...

That's plenty planty for me! It's gorgeous!

Cotehele said...

Breathtaking! It is beautiful when everything is white. Thanks for venturing out today.

CelticRose said...

Beautiful!

Plowing Through Life said...

Very beautiful pictures. Makes me - almost - like winter.

Hugh said...

Super wow. Beautiful trees. "Rime" is a funny word. It doesn't do justice to the beauty it names.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

Very pretty! Can't go wrong with a scene like that!

mr_subjunctive said...

Hugh:

Well, I'm sure the word "rime" has its reason.

Aaerelon said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It's amazing how a little frozen water can transform a tree.

Vicky Brandt said...

Wow -- that's what I call a winter wonderland! You could make cards out of those photographs. Thank you for posting them.

allandrewsplants said...

Late to see this but absolutely gorgeous. Don't think I've ever seen anything quite like that up here.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Waa, wonderful pictures!! i really liked..