Fairy Dust - Tree Coated In Hoar Frost - Gore NZ by AndreaEL

Cards

Size:
$2.66
Available to buy on…

Fairy Dust - Tree Coated In Hoar Frost - Gore NZ by 


Please view large. We took a drive out to Riversdale yesterday to visit Horatio the Hawk… he is recovering well and will soon return to the wild. The Gore area had a Hoar frost on Saturday night, it is something I have never seen before…. That made the journey even more special… I was blow away by the beauty of the tiny ice crystals sparkling like diamonds in every tree. Each branch was coated in tiny jewels sparkling in the sunshine.. The contrast of the white trees against the green pastures, blue river and rolling hills was just breath taking. The sun was slowly melting the frost and under each tree it looked like fairy glitter dust floating to the ground… I could have spent hours just imagining the fairy’s sprinkling magical dust on the trees and watching the magical beauty of nature…. the permanent freezing fog during a cold winter’s night causes a “hoar frost”, beautifull ice crystals grow over everything giving the whole area a Narnia feel.. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland New Zealand June 2012
Fairy Dust – Tree Coated In Hoar Frost

FEATURED: NATURES PAINTBRUSH
Hoar Frost Collage – NZ

Hoar Frost River Valley

Under clear frosty nights in winter soft ice crystals might form on vegetation or any object that has been chilled below freezing point by radiation cooling. This deposit of ice crystals is known as hoarfrost and may sometimes be so thick that it might look like snow. The interlocking ice crystals become attached to branches of trees, leafs, hedgerows and grass blades and are one of the most prominent features of a typical ‘winter wonderland’ day. However, the fine ‘feathers’, ‘needles’ and ‘spines’ might also be found on any other object that is exposed to supersaturated air below freezing temperature.

Fairy Dust – Tree Coated In Hoar Frost

FEATURED JUNE 2012

FEATURED 2013

My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

View Full Profile

Comments

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work…love the star effect Andrea

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Wow! This is gorgeous! Splendid capture. Hoar frost is something to behold at least once in life. :o)

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Bunny. It is a sight I will never forget…

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful Andrea but you keep that frost down your way…..lol !

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Roy… Are you sure you don’t want any… it is so beautiful….lol

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Beautiful, Andrea! One of my favorite memories is the sight of our heavily wooded neighborhood when we lived in the northeast U.S. after an ice storm. The sun came out and every limb of every tree shone like millions of diamonds. Breathtaking…I wish I had taken a photo of it.

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Dot… Sounds amazing, and it sure is something I will not forget, it was stunning.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    beautiful Andrea xx

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Lynn

    – AndreaEL

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture Andrea!

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Carol

    – AndreaEL

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 2 years ago

    This is so pretty – lovely image

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Chris

    – AndreaEL

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    How beautiful … lovely capture Andrea :)

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Susie

    – AndreaEL

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 2 years ago

    Nice Idea and capture Andrea

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Robert

    – AndreaEL

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 2 years ago

    such a beautiful framing of the hoar frost ~ I appreciate your delight and feel the same enthusiasm ~ a wonderland indeed xx

  • Always appreciate your lovely kind comments, thanks so much Linda

    – AndreaEL

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.