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