It’s a beautiful sight—although not something I’m planning to capture in a photo because I’d rather be in a warm house looking out at it. But you never know, I might get bold.
Here’s a great explanation and photos of hoary frost: http://tinyurl.com/2c3cter.
I’ve also been thinking about that Star Magnolia tree and its plump, furry buds. I went back this morning to try to capture a shot. I snapped this mediocre photo and ran back to the car because I was cold and in great need of some coffee:
I think I’ll go back tomorrow and try to get some better shots. Maybe one of these days I’ll even capture a shot of the hairy Magnolia buds coated in hoary frost.
“…Seed-time and harvest, heat and hoary frost. Shall hold their course, till fire purge all things new.” - John Milton,