Rime Ice

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.

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walking through Victoria Park on a foggy morning

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Heading for a little Christmas shopping at the Mackenzie Art Gallery gift shop

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in front of the T.C. Douglas Building, Wascana Centre

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After about a week of foggy days, it was so nice to see the sun…

and the sun shines

Wascana Creek

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. ”
–John Burroughs

Every winter, I walk by frozen Wascana Creek, and think wouldn’t it be awesome if it was turned into a skating rink!

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hoar frost on a Sunday morning

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!

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Victoria Park on the walk to work.

Sunday morning walk to work

Mr. Squirrel

I may have been a minute or two late for work in order to take this pic…

Sunday lunch break

Walking through the park at lunch time.

Friday morning walk (in a winter wonderland)

It’s too pretty of a day not go for a walk…so of course I took my camera with me this morning…

in front of Knox Met

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

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Part of the Immigrant Recognition Sculpture in front of City Hall…

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