Monday, December 28

Freezing Fog

We've had freezing fog in Scotland today, yes freezing fog! Before today I had no idea there were so many types of fog - ice fog, steam fog, coastal fog, hill fog, advection fog and radiation fog.

For those for are interested, freezing fog is composed of feathery ice crystals that are deposited on the windward side of vertical surfaces such as lamp-posts, fence-posts, trees and overhead wires (thanks BBC for our lesson today). My husband captured a few stunning photos in our back lane and garden this afternoon (of course I am biased). Enjoy!











Photos copyright Christopher Carman

29 comments:

Olivia Wilder said...

Cold, but gorgeous pictures! Hope everything survives! And you! Cozy fire, hot toddy. Yummm!

Vicki said...

When I lived in Angus, one of the most beautiful things was the ice fog. So eerie and mysterious and lovely.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So lovely.
It looks like Narnia.

Kelly Green said...

What wonderful photographs showing all that detail. Is that ornamental kale or cabbage??? it looks fantastic. Oh for a white Christmas........

little augury said...

This is so beautiful and magical-yes and an Aesthete's Lament posted on this too-referring to it as hoarefrost,fascinating to see it on the East Coast and Scotland both-and before yesterday never!, love what beautiful blogs can do. I know it is cold-but who can resist Narnia. la

Daniel Hale said...

Great photos. I have seen that called hoarfrost too. Otherworldly while it lasts. Have enjoyed finding and following your blog this year. Inspiring posts. Best wishes in the new year! Thanks, Daniel

Unplanned Cooking said...

Freezing fog makes for beautiful pictures!

Katherine Lee said...

wow! what stunning photos! hope you had a lovely holiday.

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

Content in a Cottage said...

Beautiful photos. I wish a freezing fog would come my way.

Happy New Year ~ Rosemary.

heather @ what's blooming this week said...

Wow - these photos are gorgeous. Is freezing fog the same as "hoary fog"? It's beautiful - is it icy to drive on?

Riviera Boardwalk said...

Thank you for sharing these pics. I am sending your blog post to a friend that is looking for a icey winter scene to blow up. Thank you.
nancy

Pigtown-Design said...

I remember seeing this in Wales. It was just incredible!

The-Countrypolitan said...

I've never seen that before... how fascinatingly beautiful!

Pat's Addiition said...

That is amazing...never have seen that here. We did have a soft "April" type fog this week-end.

vicki archer said...

They are beautiful photographs Ronda....Happy New Year, xv.

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks everyone!! I think my husband did a great job! Yes, freezing fog is sometimes called hoar frost. Just learned that too!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful images...hats off to your husband. Well done!!

mary said...

Happy New Year! I am intrigued by the fog, leaving a visual imprint of what is usually only felt and not seen.
Thanks for the beautiful photos.

Tina STeele Lindsey said...

Its gorgeous, Rhonda! Thank you for these wonderful pics. I was so pleased to see them this morning and get a view of the scenery this cold winter from where you live. Best wishes in 2010, continued good things your way. Tina

Karena said...

Gorgeous images. I have to tell you it is 12 degrees this morning It is beautiful, I just don't want to drive in this weather! More snow to come tonight!!

Shani Gilchrist said...

That is so beautiful! Your husband is a great photographer. I've never seen freezing fog before, I don't think we even had that when we lived in Wisconsin! It looks like a wonderful day for tea and reading and writing. Enjoy!

Francine Gardner said...

So beautiful...Happy new year, Francine

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Great weather thinks alike!

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

Beautiful images.

The Tablescaper said...

I've never heard of ice fog, but it's remains are beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

iñaki said...

How beautiful is this!!!

xx

Daisy's Mercantile said...

There is something about white. Don't know exactly other than it makes everything look like it was on purpose. The white hint of frost on everything just makes it look crisp and lovely.

Elie's Papel said...

beautiful winter pictures...

Jessica Claire said...

stunning photos ronda - could be a snaphost from narnia!