19 januari 2017

Soft rime

I am still amazed about the needle-shaped white frost that we've been seeing here the past few days. There was an item about it on yesterday's tv news, it is a phenomenon that we call "ruige rijp" in Dutch, and in English "soft rime".

Soft rime is a white ice deposition that forms when the water droplets in light freezing fog or mist freeze to the outer surfaces of objects, with calm or light wind. The fog freezes usually to the windward side of tree branches, or any other solid objects. (from Wikipedia)
Both photos were taken yesterday in our garden.

11 opmerkingen:

  1. Zo spectaculair was het hier niet, wat een fenomeen he.

  2. of hoe mooi rijp kan zijn Marleen..

    de laatste dagen,was het hier vrij zonnig en mist kwam er niet aan te pas...

    prachtige foto's


  3. Hier is het niet zo ruig als bij jou! Wat maak jij mooie foto's.

  4. I'm just amazed; never have seen this before. It's truly gorgeous but I'd guess it can be hard on trees and their branches.

    1. Hi Lowell, it's actually very light so doesn't do much harm. It is not like frozen rain that can be very heavy.

  5. I never see this sight here Marleen, I can't even imagine this kind of cold.. incroyable images.


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