|Frost and snow - a Prairie winter. © SB|
We drove in a loop, north of Regina to the Qu'Appelle Valley, then west and south, then home again.
And along the way, we stopped at a small rural cemetery where every twig on every branch and even every blade of grass was covered with ice crystals.
(There's so little snow on the fields right now that stalks of grass and twigs poke through above the snow cover, and are coated in white.)
How long will this last? We had several cold — and foggy — days that helped to build these layers of hoar frost. Today is cloudy, and we're into a warming, windy trend, so the blue is gone and the crystals will soon melt or crack and fall away.
I'm not a fan of winter's cold — but I can appreciate its beauty! (Especially when I have a warm car in which to travel through it...)
|Cottonwood Cemetery, near Regina, SK © SB|
|Look way up to the deepest blue. © SB|
What is this? Snow, frost and ice, on a clear blue day.
Location: West of Regina, Saskatchewan
Photo dates: January 21, 2016.