When the January sky turns blue, you can bet that the temps will accelerate downward. Well, those temps have been doing exactly that, and of course it brings a few adjustments to our daily routine — most of them involving a little more work. Other than shivering, scraping windshields, and paying higher heating bills, there are a few benefits, however, to subfreezing temperatures. One of those benefits is the intensely white intricate crystals that form on the landscape as the moisture in the air freezes into solid form. Keep reading and learn where one inquisitive amateur photographer did some nice investigative work.
The image above was sent in by Everett Source reader who said, “I was all bundled up in my winter clothing and was taking my little puppy for his daily walk. The frost was just amazingly beautiful, and from a distance it looked as though it had been snowing. These shimmering white crystals encrusted everything in sight including every blade of grass on the lawns. So I just crouched down and got within an inch of the lawn in front of me and was amazed at the intricate crystal designs. I shot this image of a couple inch section of that frosted lawn and then went on my way. Later, when I had time to look at it again, I was amazed at how beautiful it was.”
One of the great blessings of living in an area with intense humidity is the fact that when the thermometer plunges below freezing — we get a winter landscape that is unforgettable. We’d like to thank this observant Everett Source reader for this fantastic photograph of something we’d all normally miss.
Everett, Washington is a fantastic community — even on a micro-level. And this image proves that!