December Frost

In this part of the world the typical December landscape is snowy and the default background for everything is white! Bare ground is unusual, and a  contrasting morning frost even more so. Last night started out cold and clear but at some point a heavy fog rolled in and froze, covering everything in huge white crystals.

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Japanese Larch cone (about 3/4 inch long) with morning frost

I was a little late to the party and showed up with the wrong lens, but I managed to capture a few memories from this spectacular event.

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American Elm on the floodplain of the Chenango River

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Farmland in the Chenango River valley

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Farmland in the Chenango River valley

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Farm homestead

Photos by NB Hunter. © All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

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18 thoughts on “December Frost

    • Thanks!!! I was up and about very early this morning but wasn’t aware of the amount of heavy frost in the valley below. Could kick myself for not skipping chores and breakfast! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen a frosty landscape event quite like this one.

    • Thanks Lisa! I was late and in a hurry, so these were close to home – south end of campus (the larch and elm) and the farms (Maciag?) about a mile south of campus along Eaton Road.

  1. So glad you managed to capture these. They’re wonderful. We rarely see this kind of a freeze. The one time I was out and about when it did happen, of course I didn’t have the camera with me.

  2. Thanks Gunta. I see 1 or 2 of these a year, but have never experienced landscapes like this in December. Things get crazy when you realize what is going on. As the sun rises, the frosty scenes are like butter in a skillet under low heat and you frantically run a brain search for the best location for a quality image. Then, as you race to get there, hope the police are of like mind or on a coffee break.

  3. The frozen crystals which turned the village into a “north pole village” has everyone buzzing. So glad you got some photos–this was definitely an unusual happening.

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