Much of the Northern Hemisphere is experiencing a pretty hard winter. Just read about the cold temperatures in Maine on Return of the Modern Philosopher’s site! Brr! Darn Thermometers! Here in the Pacific Northwest winter has been lagging a bit. Our first frost only hit recently. During our little holiday from the usually wet winter season sub-freezing temperatures and clear skies stymied the molds, exposed the Moon-Jupiter conjunction, and laid down some frost.
With less mold on the rampage, my allergies subsided; such great news as I was able to stretch my KleenX budget and spend the saved pennies on hot toddies. It was a treat seeing the winter night sky too, a nearly unheard of sighting in Cascadia winters. I’m happy to report that Orion is in repose, as he should be this time of year. Best of all was the frost. Since I haven’t seen frost for more than a year I was awestruck by the masterpieces. Alas, the rain has returned but I have my memories…and photos of a colder, drier time. Here are a few favorite fleeting frostworks photos (couldn’t resist the alliteration):