Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A short lesson in hoarfrost...

I spent a very chilly morning with a wonderful couple and I am really excited for their winter wedding. I am really not a huge fan of snow and cold and, well, most things winter related, but I was so excited to wake up the morning of their photos to see hoarfrost on all of the trees, and I knew Renee would be THRILLED.

She, unlike me, is a big fan of winter, and from what I hear, a fantastic figure skater. I am not going to reveal too many details about Renee and Blain's wedding, so that you can watch for their wedding photos, but let me just say that I had to make a call to my mom to find out if I have any skates hidden away at their house somewhere.

And for those who are wondering, here is a short lesson in hoarfrost:
It is the white ice crystals that form on trees, branches, wires, poles, etc. that form on cold, clear nights when the temperature of the object is lower than that of the air. I think I have that right...

Why is it called hoarfrost you may ask...


Hoar-frost first turns up in written English in 1290 as hore frost. Strictly speaking, hoar-frost is the kind of frost that turns everything it forms upon white or gray. Due to the fact that hair turns gray with age, things that are white or gray are often associated with old age and this is the original sense of hoar.

This is taken from Take Our Word For It, in case you were wondering, or want to check out some other old, strange sayings and words.

So, with that in mind, on to a few of my favorites from our chilly morning!


Winter Wonderland...


Is this a figure skating move? I used to figure skate - more years ago than I want to say, but the way that Renee is standing with one foot turned like this reminds me of skating, or maybe ballet...


This one is my most favorite - LOVE IT!


Renee and Blain - I am really looking forward to your special day, and all of the fun that I KNOW it will be. You disks are just about ready, I will be getting them to you soon.

2 comments:

Christina Zimmerman said...

I really like the b&w photo with them by the lamp post..very cool!

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Viena said...

They're beautiful pictures! And I too, like the b&w, very classy! Great work. You SHOULD make Renee do some skating poses with Blain!!! :)