Monday, January 18, 2010


Yes, we have been experiencing the beautiful "Szron" here in upper Illinois for the last two days.  In English, we've been experiencing "hoar frost".  That was the Polish word for it above.  In any language, it is quite beautiful to see.  And surprisingly, we don't see it here all that often.  Sometimes once or twice a year.  We've had a solid 48 hours of "hoar frost" with a possible day or two more to come.  According to Wikipedia,Hoar frost is the tiny solid deposition of water vapor from saturated air which occurs when the temperature of the surfaces is below freezing point. It occurs generally with clear skies.  That makes sense since this time of year around here is normally quite dry, but right now there is alot of moisture in the air, moderate temps and a chance of rain on Wednesday.  Now you can go to bed tonight knowing you learned something new.  At least I can.


  1. Yes, beautiful isn't it. I was admiring the trees on the driveway this morning and thinking about getting the camera and taking some shots right in the middle of the branches...but, of course, other thoughts intruded and I didn't do it.

  2. Nice shot. Up here we've been experiencing the same condition. Although we refer to it as frozen fog. I've been really lazy at shooting pics of it. There's so much that it's overwelming. I did some searching for eagles in frosty trees. No luck. Found eagles. Found frosted trees. But not together. Keep up the great shooting.

  3. Just clicked this one to see it larger. It's even better!