Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Frost On The Window

It's down to 1 degree Fahrenheit outside as I write this post. I've been out there several times to fill my wood stove. It didn't really feel very cold until the wind began to blow hard. I had to force Isabella to come back in because she wants to stay out there and bark at every little sound.

She usually doesn't like the cold very much, but she wants to be outside for some reason right now. Maybe that's because just a few short days ago the temperature was springtime warm. She enjoyed laying out there sunning herself. Maybe she misses that now and she's hoping this is just a trick.

The window in the outside front door keeps frosting over for some reason. Maybe it needs to be cleaned. Maybe Jack Frost is drawing his frozen graffiti on my door because he's trying to get us to come out and play. I don't want to play with him because he's a cheater.

I've seen other people share some excellent pictures of window frost so I thought I'd give it a try. Mine are probably not quite as good as some, but it's my first try. And besides, I'm not the real artist of these patterns. Jack will share with me what he wants to share, so I have to use what he gives me to work with.


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43 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I love the pattern of frost crystals :-)

    1°F? :-O It's 1°C here and that's cold enough...

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    1. @John
      It's supposed to get down to -8°F here tonight.

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  2. The frost on your window is beautiful, Ratty! One degree is way too cold to be out there..

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    1. @Icy BC
      It actually feels colder in Michigan than it does here because of the lakes and the Detroit River.

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  3. I hope everyone clicks on the pictures you have. The detail in the larger pictures show the delicate leaf-like patterns of the frost.

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    1. @Emma Springfield
      I wish I could have gotten the detail even better but my camera has trouble with these close up shots sometimes.

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  4. Cool Pics! I live in Florida now and am past experiencing such cold temps.

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    1. @Fishlover
      Thanks. When it's cold like this I'd love to be living in Florida too.

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  5. I'm glad it's not that cold here in west Michigan. Only 61 day until spring. :)

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    1. @Secondary Roads
      The humidity from the lakes makes these temperatures feel colder in Michigan. I hear this cold is moving your way. Spring can't get here soon enough.

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  6. This mde me think of drawing designs in the frost and wondering why my mom didn't care for our art.

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    1. @Out on the prairie
      I used to wonder the same thing. My mom used to tell us that we were smearing up the glass.

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  7. I love pictures like that! Tried to get one this past weekend, but it didn't focus right. Stay warm!

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    1. @Sharkbytes
      I took these after remembering some you did awhile back. I've always thought it was such a cool thing to do after I saw yours.

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  8. We had 1 degree here last weekend. Duke didn't even want to stay out very long. Love those frost patterns. You and Shark had the same idea today

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    1. @Ann
      My dog Isabella has been staying inside against the cold too now. She still likes her walks outside, but nothing else.

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  9. Nothing but beautiful, patterns in nature are everywhere but none better than the geometry of ice!

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    1. @WildBill
      A closeup look at these ice patterns is always such an amazing thing to see.

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  10. You have Jack Frost with you?

    But Wikimedia stops me from understanding him more for this time.

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    1. @Rainfield
      Wikimedia is okay today. Hopefully nobody will ever try to stop it. Now we can all learn more about Jack Frost.

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  11. Your photos are pretty! I love to see the ice crystals--they are so lovely, aren't they?

    Hobbes is still going outside even though it has gotten colder. He just can't stand being inside--he is so BORED! Poor guy. He is like Isabella--he is confused by the warm weather one day and cold the next.

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    1. @Lin
      I love the ice crystals too. I could stare at them all day.

      Isabella still loves going outside too, but she has now decided that she only wants to go outside if I have her leash with me.

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  12. Cool photos Ratty. I miss seeing Jack Frost pics here in Georgia.
    BTW...thanks for your support re: Atkins. It is an amazing diet.

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    1. @Jean
      You'll see Jack Frost there one day.
      I believe that Atkins and the other low carb diets are our natural way of eating. We need some carbohydrates, but not as much as we are given today. The reason we are given so much is because carbohydrate filled food is easy to store.

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  13. Frost patterns are always things of beauty! You must have gotten some of that cold Arctic air that just missed us here. We're getting the snow now though: it's wonderful!

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    1. @montucky
      I think maybe we got all of that arctic air. It's pretty cold here right now.

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  14. They are a very beautiful compensation for the cold

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    1. @Country Mouse Studio
      Beauty is the one good thing about snow and frost.

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  15. Cool pictures ratty....I love the way frost forms it's wonderful patterns...that is at least when I'm enjoying it from the warmth of inside!!

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    1. @allotments4you
      That's where I was lucky this time. I was able to take my pictures from the warmth of my living room.

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  16. I think your frost is very pretty! It has only gotten down to about 39 here at night, so I doubt we will be seeing any frost!

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    1. @Sparkle
      I would love to have the temperatures you have.

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  17. I like both of your photos Ratty, frost patterns are always interesting. We haven't see a lot of frost here this winter up until this week our weather has been very mild.

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    1. @SquirrelQueen
      Our weather has been very mild too up until now. I hope we go back to that soon.

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  18. Hello! These photos are very beautiful!

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    1. @Amin
      Thank you. Winter did all the work.

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  19. I had frost like that on my bedroom window this morning. It must be the damp air from yesterday that caused it. It was 7 degrees at 7am. Going to get up in the 20's today. The sun is shining anyway. I never thought to take a picture of the frost on the window but I did take some of it outside. Stay warm.

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    1. @Ginnymo
      We should be getting back up to the 20s in a few days. I can't wait.

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  20. Frosty pictures always look fascinating, so is yours. They are amazingly shot and i like the way you have targeted the window to show its beauty.

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    1. @Elvirah
      These are indeed beautiful, but there are pictures of frost even more beautiful than mine.

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  21. oh wow, the frost looks like a Christmas decor, very well formed, beautiful. the magic of ice crystals.

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    1. @betchai
      This is where Christmas decor got its idea from. It certainly is a frozen kind of magic.

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  22. The frost crystals are beautiful...no such thing as frost here at Sahar Village in Mumbai though folks are saying there is a "cold" spell....it was down to 51 degrees the other morning which is a little cool for this city on the Arabian Sea.

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