Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Almost Wordless Wednesday: Our Litte Polar Vortex

Our temps fell below freezing on Monday night. Snow was forecast, but it didn't happen. We woke Tuesday morning to clear skies and a temperature of 27 F (-2.7 C). So, we went for a chilly morning walk and were delighted with the frosty art on some neighborhood car windshields.






The streets were icy too. That was a slick and slippery surprise as we made our way around the neighborhood.


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  1. We had snow for a few days here over the weekend, caused chaos because people panic and don't thing. By monday it was melting away and it rained causeing the snow to melt. Bu Tuesday it was mostly gone appart from a few piles here and there. We di dnot go out much in it though I did manage to venture out for a short walk. Too cold and icy. Love your frost paterns

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    1. Billy-- It was definitely slick and slippery out there. We had a few close calls with almost falling down. Still it sure was beautiful.

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  2. You see so much I probably would miss. Thanks for sharing these photos.

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    1. Paul-- I didn't even anticipate such grandly patterned sights when we headed out. As soon as we passed the first car next door to us, I knew it was going to be a slow walk. Each car was a beautiful canvas.

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  3. Gorgeous patterns. From cold to hot here.

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    1. Barbara-- I was surprised by how each of the patterns were so different from each other.

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  4. Oh, Robin, you could find a quality printing shop and make a photo series of those photos, hang them in a local coffee shop that exhibits community art...and maybe someone would buy them to brighten their home or office!
    Did you ever replace your camera? Because those are very good quality images!

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    1. CCorax-- Wow! Thank you for such a compliment about these pics. I didn't get a new camera yet, and I used our iPhone for these photos. Isn't that wild?

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  5. Wow, nature is quite the artist. Love those designs. Paul is right. You see things most of us miss.

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    1. Patti-- I was so surprised to see such beautiful patterns on car windshields. Yes, nature is quite the artist. I love looking around!

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  6. Here in Maine we usually go right past the fancy light frosting to the heavy duty , takes a chisel to break it loose type frost. Awesome images BTW.

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    1. MRMacrum-- We don't usually have a frost like this, so it was truly a delight. Glad you liked the photos. Nice to see you here again. Welcome back to blogging!

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  7. O my goodness! The sublime beauty of ice language. Thank you!

    The temperature on my porch was in the teens when I woke up this morning. Now that the sun is up and shining brightly, the temperature has risen to above freezing. Much of the snow from earlier this week has melted but snow showers are predicted now and then for the next 10 days, with low temps remaining in the 20s.

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    1. am-- Now I want to have frosty mornings more often. It produces such lovely sights. Although, I think if I were faced with ten days of snow ahead, I might not be so delighted. Stay warm, am!

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  8. the frost art is lovely, but place your feet carefully on those icy paths!

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    1. 37paddington-- We were trying to be so careful. I fell last week on a muddy patch. With my osteoporitic bones, falling seriously scares me.

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  9. So stunning! Beautiful images, Robin.

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    1. Sabine-- Thank you! Making the best of a very cold morning.

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  10. Wow! What a grand job Mother Nature did. And kudos to you for photographing it. Amazing how different the patterns are.

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    1. NCmountainwoman-- Those patterns took me by surprise. I had no idea the freezing temps would produce such incredible art on car windows.

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  11. Those are some really interesting shots. I'm pretty sure the frost is tracing out some kind of pattern of dust or something that was on the windshields. The patterns might not even have been visible without the frost.

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    1. Mark-- I was thinking the same thing, that the frost patterns were shaped by what was on the windshields. Such an interesting thing to see on our very chilly walk.

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  12. Ice certainly makes for some beautiful artwork.

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    1. Sharon-- It really does! The upside to freezin' temps.

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  13. Wonderful photos of frosty glass!

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  14. Great pictures but you have to be careful on those icy streets.

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    1. Catalyst-- Glad you like the photos. We tried to be careful but we definitely slipped a bit.

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  15. I love these! They are just beautiful.

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  16. I love these sort of little details. I'm less keen on it being slippery underfoot these days; the ground seems to get harder and further away as I get older.

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    1. John-- When the ground is slick with ice like this, I truly understand why people of a certain age move to the warm desert for winter.

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  17. Wow! That's beautiful "frost art"! Our frost never seems so intricate, at least not that I've seen. (Maybe I'm not paying attention!)

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    1. Steve-- I think it was the right combination of rain earlier in the night and then a nice drop in temps to 27. Beautiful frost displays!

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  18. We never get designs like these on our cars even though we are in NH. It’s because we park underground now. Enjiyed seeing these frost patterns, Andrea, and glad you didn’t fall in the slippery conditions.

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    1. Beatrice-- Glad you like these patterns. I was really so surprised to see them. This morning we actually had a bit of snow. Yes, we walked and were really careful!

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