Saturday, November 15, 2014

Frost Magic!

As my husband was walking out the door this morning,
he asked me if I had noticed the "hoar frost" near the creek bed.
He suggested I take pictures of it.

On close examination, it was very exquisite and beautiful!
(Click on pictures to enlarge the intricate details of the frost designs.)

Wikipedia says that "The name hoar comes from an Old English adjective that means "showing signs of old age"; in this context it refers to the frost that makes trees and bushes look like white hair."

Some of the frost creations DID look like white hair...

And others had totally different forms.

I wondered if this was what the "manna" looked like
that the children of Israel picked up from the ground,
the life-giving food that sustained them for 40 years in the desert.
That's what Exodus 16:14 implies!

Wikipedia says that these ice crystals form   "...on cold, clear nights when conditions are such that heat radiates out to the open sky faster than it can be replaced from nearby sources such as wind or warm objects."   This is not unlike the white frost that occurs in man-made environments such as in our freezers. 

I like the promise from Isaiah 46:4 when referring to God our Father, it says
 And even to your old age I am He;
and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:
 I have made, and I will bear;
even I will carry, and will deliver you."

As you can tell by a recent photo,
my blogger sis in the middle (Unexpected Journey)
and I on the far right, now fit into the category of a "hoary head"!
I'm glad we never get too old to be carried by God!

(And to our friend Margaret on the left, God has you covered till
you get to the white hair stage, too!)

And YES, I know,
I'm still working on a Rock4Today post.
In case you are curious, it has to do with Peter's names for God,
and MAYBE I'll get it done today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Alice said...

yes, dear sis...VERY interesting pictures. I never saw hoar frost like that! Thank you for taking them, and sharing, too! And you know you always have to look up to your OLDER hoary headed sister....haha

pattisjarrett said...

That's amazing! I don't think I've ever seen anything like that.

Leovi Leovi said...

Great photos, I had never seen yna frost so beautiful, really sgerentes these forms with radiant white!

Jedidja said...

I love what you write. Big hug.

EG CameraGirl said...

I've never seen hoar frost that looks like that. Very cool!