Saturday, October 29, 2011

Snapped: Frost Pattern

Friday morning we woke to freezing temperatures--literally. When my daughter and I went out at 9 am to run errands, the passenger side doors were frozen shut. This is kind of annoying when it's not even Halloween yet. But then I got into the car to turn it on (and thaw it out) and I saw the beautiful, delicate frost patterns on the windshield. I tried to capture them before they melted.

None of my photos do them justice, but this is the best I have to share with you. What a fleeting delight they were, these feathery, fern-like patterns in the thin thin ice.

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I decided to sign up for NaBloPoMo. I haven't done this since 2007, and while some things have changed (the hosting site is now Blogher, and you can pick any month of the year to join in), the basic premise is the same: post something every day for a month. My goal is to post a project of mine, or an idea for a hand-made gift that I think is great, or a gift item I love, or a photo I've taken...a little snippet, in other words, that I hope adds something interesting or beautiful to your day. I'm not sure I'll succeed with daily posting, especially since I have another blog, which means two posts for some days. In fact, I think I'm a little crazy. But crazy in a good way.

5 comments:

GirlAnachronismE said...

I love frost patterns. Have you ever tried playing with them with heated things like glasses which leave pretty shapes in the frost?

amy said...

I haven't--but I'm sure we'll be getting more and more of it, so I'm keeping that idea in mind! We'll have to find some frost that's not on the windshield, and that my kids can easily reach. I bet they'd have fun with that, too. Thanks!

Bells said...

frost makes an amazing photo subject doesn't it? Sorry it's so cold so early for you though. I've been through winters with you (from a distance) now to know that it's not fun.

NaBloPoMo - maybe I'll sign up too!

Michelle said...

So pretty!

I think that's an excellent plan. Can't wait to see all the progress!

Jill said...

Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about making patterns in the frost using her mother's thimble. Of course her frost was on the inside of the house windows. I think it was in Little House in the Big Woods.