Thursday, January 01, 2015

From Frost To Frost Flowers

Monday, 12/29/14:  A heavy frost overnight.  Jo hoped for early morning sunshine so the frost would sparkle, but had to settle for photographing under clouds. 

We did enjoy a partly cloudy sky during the afternoon.  

In the winter one can really see the effects of the 2009 severe ice storm on the trees, both the damaged limbs and the proliferation of new growth trying to compensate for the loss of limbs.

Jo washed a load of clothes and hung them out on our clothesline to dry, but we did not get enough sunshine.  She just left the clothes on the line because they were not dry by evening.

Temperature range:  46°/26°.    29° @ midnight.  No rain today.  2.8" rain for the month.
Summary:  Overcast AM ... cleared to partly cloudy early PM ... light to calm north wind.

Tuesday, 12/30/14:  Frost flowers on Common Ditney (Cunila origanoides).

Mostly cloudy day, but the clothes on the clothesline did manage to dry.

Temperature range:  34°/24°.    27° @ midnight.  No rain today.  2.8" rain for the month.
Summary: Partly cloudy earlier this morning, but overcast from mid-morning throughout the rest of the day ... light to moderate north wind.




Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am always amazed by frost flowers. I think they are the best things during winter. Your shots of the winter sky are nice. It is good that you have only trees in the foreground and not a bunch of electrical wires that I would have to present. Happy New Year to you and Jo.

Kathie Brown said...

Marvin, you live in such a pretty and wild spot! I love the photos and the weather report! It has turned colder here and a storm is headed our way tomorrow into Sunday. I think we are on the snowy side of the line, but it could change to rain.

Christine said...

I especially like the top photo; what a depth of field! You live in a beautiful part of the country.

Marvin said...

Lisa: Both the landscape photos were taken along our road. The power line easement down to our place more or less follows the road. We were standing under the power lines to keep them out of the photos. We're just not ready to live off the grid.

Kathie: It's fixin to get a lot colder here to. With a little bit of luck, there will be little overlap between precipitation and below freezing temps.

Christine: Thank you. The Ozarks are a "hard scrabble" sort of place, but we like it here.

Rambling Woods said...

The blue is cheery next to the browns

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've never seen frost flowers! How beautiful. All your iictures are.