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January 19th, 2010


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10:26 pm - Winter wonderland
One of my favourite meteorological phenomena happened today: hoar-frost!

Look:
Hoar-frost 1

Hoar-frost 2

Hoar-frost 3

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From:olivetree
Date:January 20th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
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o.O

I am baffled.

it's lovely, though.
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From:dj_bennyb
Date:January 20th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Overnight fog deposited a layer of hoary frost on trees. The effect is even more stunning when it's sunny, but that usually means a wind has already come through to blow the frost off.

I'm also a big fan of sun dogs.

Now that you have proper snow boots, y'all should come up north some December or January and see these for yourself. :)
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From:olivetree
Date:January 20th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
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Oh honey, I love you, but it'll take more than pretty frost to get me up there in January.

June? Other matter entirely. :)
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From:dj_bennyb
Date:January 20th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Why must you place conditions on our love? :)

I'm impressed with one of my Brasileira LJ friends (from the heart of Minas) who is up in Ottawa right now. She loves Canada for some reason (I know, what's THAT all about?), and decided that if she was going to visit, it would be in the dead of winter to get the full effect of being in a different place. I encourage you to follow her example. :)
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From:olivetree
Date:January 20th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
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I admire her ovaries! But being that I already deal with a Winter, I do not feel the need to add to my pains.

A mild summer, however, is very novel to me. ;)
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From:dj_bennyb
Date:January 20th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
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You'd be surprised at how hot our summers can get. Nowhere near the 100s that one can get in Florida, Texas or California, but upper 80s to mid 90s are not uncommon. And high humidity. And mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus. :)

Remind me why I live here?
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From:olivetree
Date:January 20th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
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i'm baffled my own self.
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From:dj_bennyb
Date:January 20th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
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something to do with family being here. there is no other explanation.

oh, and sheer laziness. I hate the effort of moving. :)
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From:kewpiedoll
Date:January 21st, 2010 02:16 am (UTC)
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Gorgeous photos (especially the first two)! Is photography a hobby of yours or were you just born with a great eye for photos? Either way, I'm jealous. First it was the squirrel, and now these... :)

God, I love winter. We're in summer here and about to hit the worst (i.e. hottest) month, and I want to cry when I think about what's to come. :S Photos like this make me live in the hope I can get through the disgusting heat (we got to 118°F last summer and have already had a day of 111.8°F).
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From:dj_bennyb
Date:January 21st, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
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Thank you. :) Photography is more an interest than a hobby. I know a little about composition etc., but I mostly just do the snapshot variety.

I love winter too. In summer, I complain about the heat. In winter, I never complain about the cold. I mention it, and do exclaim that "god, it's cold." But it's not as a complaint, more like an affirmation.

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