I’ve lived in Saskatchewan my whole life (which means I’ve endured a lot of cold winters) and I’ve never heard of rime ice. The pictures below are examples of it and I’m pretty sure most of us thought it was hoar frost (which is way more fun to say than rime ice). Anyway, rime ice results from freezing fog, and hoar frost occurs in the absence of fog…technicalities aside, it was quite pretty.
walking through Victoria Park on a foggy morning
Heading for a little Christmas shopping at the Mackenzie Art Gallery gift shop
in front of the T.C. Douglas Building, Wascana Centre
After about a week of foggy days, it was so nice to see the sun…
It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ”
Every winter, I walk by frozen Wascana Creek, and think wouldn’t it be awesome if it was turned into a skating rink!
Feathered with hoarfrost skeletal trees loom closer; fog shrouded arches. – Paul Brown
Happy New Year from Saskatchewan!
the Battlefords River Valley, December 23, 2015
Winter can be very pretty, but I’m still anticipating Maui in March – one month to go!
I’m not usually out and about on a Sunday morning….Sunday mornings are for reading and drinking coffee, except for the one Sunday out of four that I have to work. So, if I hadn’t work today, I may not have gone out to take pictures of what has turned out to be three days of beautiful hoar frost on the trees. And we saw the sun today!
Victoria Park on the walk to work.
I may have been a minute or two late for work in order to take this pic…
Walking through the park at lunch time.
It’s too pretty of a day not go for a walk…so of course I took my camera with me this morning…
Part of the Immigrant Recognition Sculpture in front of City Hall…