Mar 08-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: March: Mar 08-10
Clinging frost    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson
Clinging frost 2    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson
Covered branches    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson
Frosty white    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Chad Johnson

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 06:08 am:

Chad Johnson was out bright and early this past week when we had some freezing morning temperatures that produced a white frost, thickly covering everything in sight. It's often called hoarfrost, but has a number of other names, including white frost, rime and radiation frost. Each of these names refers to the frost that Chad captured, which is made up of white crystals that form on cold clear nights, when there aren't any clouds to hold the day's heat closer to the earth. That heat loss makes objects like these tree branches, colder than the surrounding air and the frost then forms and clings to them. It can be damaging to the vegetation, but it certainly makes for some beautiful photos. Thanks, Chad!

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 06:46 am:

WOW Chad!!! FABULOUS pictures!!!


We are moving them right up that ladder!!! KEEP IT UP TEAM PASTY!!! Excellent job!!! Thank you from the critters!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 07:38 am:

An excellent example of nature's beauty when you take the time to look for it.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 08:47 am:

The process of frost forming is called deposition and it is the reverse process of sublimation! Good stuff for the chemists among us. Warm air during the day causes humidity levels to rise, then at night the cold air can "hold" less water vapor and it has to go somewhere - usually your car windows, house windows, trees, etc. Have a warm sunny Monday everyone!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 08:54 am:

Beautiful!! When we lived in North Dakota and the temperature would often remain for days/weeks in the 20s to 30s below range, the ice crystals would be dancing in the air, sparkling like tiny diamonds. A beautiful sight, but awfully COLD!

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 10:07 am:

Wow! Gorgeous pics! It's a very special moment in time to find the conditions just right for icy shots like that. Great job!

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 11:53 am:

look like beautiful ice christmas trees

By Lisa R. (Sisugirl) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 02:24 pm:

Wow! I've not seen frost like that very much in my life. Great that you were able to get such gorgeous pictures of it!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 03:27 pm:

Beautiful photos!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 04:34 pm:

I found a verse in Psalm 147 (verse 16) how God spreads frost like ashes. These photos show the frost spread out beautifully.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 04:59 pm:

Those pictures are amazing. If trees can't have leaves on them frost is just as good.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 05:46 pm:

We're on it, Donna. Every day.

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 08:41 pm:

YEEHAW!!! YES!!! GO!!!

By Annie (Cabinfive) on Monday, March 8, 2010 - 09:05 pm:

They are so perfect! It looks like someone carefully placed these
icicle "leaves" on each of the branches to clothe the trees until
Spring comes :)

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