I just love it when I wake up and the world is covered in frost. It’s the same world it was when I went to sleep the night before, but somehow the covering of sparkling frost makes it seem magical. We’ve been having a lot of freezing fog warnings this winter and most of this magical landscape is due to the fog crystalizing on everything. Freezing fog may not be great for driving, but it is quite beautiful in the prairie.
The frost created by fog is white frost. It is created when the relative humidity is above 90% and the temperature is below 18 °F. To read more about types of frost: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frost
The camera does not adequately capture all the sparkle and luster of the frost… however, if you look at the frost up close the camera can capture the amazing structure of it, which is exquisite by itself. All these photos were taken during freezing fog.