Frost crystals grow in different shapes, depending in part on the temperature. On one morning, I found the snowflake-like hexagonal plates you see in one of these images. All of the leaves around this one were covered with them. On another morning, I found rod-like frost crystals. When you get close enough, you can see that the rods are pipes of ice, hollow inside. Click an image to see it in a larger size:
This sort of image – frost on leaves scattered in the ground – is the sort of thing I take in late fall. In early January when I took these, the ground was still bare, and the leaf litter was still visible. Hard to imagine that now, with three or four feet of snow on the ground.
crafts of nature 🙂 beautiful 🙂
Yeah, pretty hard to find anything as lovely as these right now. Maybe during a spring frost…which cannot come soon enough, right?
I gave up on winter closeups and went to a greenhouse on Sunday for flowers. Ahhh, There are nice things out there, but you have to wade through all of that white stuff to get to them. Come, spring.
Nature has a wonderful way for creating precious diamonds 🙂 Great shots!
Beautiful details of ice critals !! a wonder of nature
Nature is amazing, as are your beautiful photos. The crystal plates are stunning !