Ice, Frost & Flowers
Below O˚F  temperatures means
Frosted Trees
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There is nothing like frosted trees against a  deep blue northern sky!

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Frost fringed black spruce trees.

My niece calls these Dr. Seuss trees,

an apt description of their unique shapes.

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Fog and below O˚F temperatures

equals double frosted trees!

Minus 10-15˚F  temperatures, bare lake ice,
a sprinkle of fairy dust,
and
voila!
Frost Flowers!
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November 1, 2020

​I've only seen this unique phenomenon  on our lake twice in the 23 years I lived in Alaska.

It was an amazing site to see the whole lake covered in these delicate frost flowers with "petals" shaped like bird feathers.

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​I heard the wind blowing in the night and by the next morning the ice was wiped clean of these wonderous fairy dust creations.

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Ice
New ice on the lake forms really interesting patterns.

Snowflake