05 February 2012

Frozen Fog

Ever wonder what happens when fog freezes?  Well, we get frost flowers! They're not the same frost flowers as those that show up south of here, typically on dittany (Cunila origanoides) and wingstem (Verbesina spp.), but they're beautiful and intriguing nonetheless.  I was lucky enough to be outside this morning at the right time, and below are some of the shots that I took.

Looking out over a foggy winter landscape.

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Frost Aster (Aster pilosus) (that's really the common name!)

Frost Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)... okay, the common name of this one is really Eastern Cottonwood

Tall Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea)

Canada Rye (Elymus canadensis)

Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Hungarian Brome (Bromus inermis)

Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

A black-and-white shot

An obligatory Bootypants (Canis bootypantsii) photo


Pete said...

Nice series of photos. I especially like the first and the last ones. I too noticed the frosty fields this morning, but I chose to stay in the car and keep warm. Thanks for braving the cold temperatures to capture these wonderful images.

Scott Namestnik said...

Thanks Pete. It really didn't seem that cold.

Beth said...

It was a very unusual look to things when I woke up to this the other day. Everything just seemed washed of color. Beautiful in its own way!

Scott Namestnik said...

Sure was, Beth.

Any idea why even though I follow your blog I don't get your updates on my Google page?

abby said...

Wow, beautiful pictures!!

Scott Namestnik said...

Thanks Abby!

Moraine Nature Preserve said...

I love bootypants. The cutest.

Scott Namestnik said...

She doesn't look bad for a 15 year old dog, does she??