When I saw the forecast for the first few hours of daylight today would be cold with a wind chill, snow flurries finishing, plus partial cloud cover, I knew I needed to be outside caught up in the middle of it up on Nose Hill instead of at the grocery store. I left home with snow coming down yet I could see a bright spot beginning to open. In a matter of about seven minutes I arrived at the parking lot, the snow had stopped, the sky showed off blues, whites and tiny bites of pink...
...and everything that could be covered was covered in a layer of the most beautiful hoar frost!
every twig, every branch, every shrub was decorated by an original Mother Nature design
not a beautiful bunch of shrubs but an amazing sight
every single leave was covered in hoar frost
in a few hours this will be a not so pretty brown plant
about two inches in length hanging from a branch
view at eye level along the path
the hoar frost covered trees stretched from one end to the other in all directions
today's eight kilometre route