Friday, January 2, 2015

Rime - Saturday Snapshots

Rime: an opaque coating of tiny, white, granular ice particles, caused by the rapid freezing of supercooled water droplets on impact with an object.

Since I walk our dog Rufus every day, I have a chance to closely observe the seasons in our neighborhood. I love seeing rime on plants! Here are some photos from a chilly day last winter. I'm sure I'll see more ice-coated plants soon. (Click on photos for a closer look.)





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27 comments:

Melinda Ott said...

I've never heard of Rime, but I certainly know it well! My kids consider it proof that Jack Frost paid a visit!

Christine Harding said...

Beautiful photos - love those red leaves. Back before Christmas I managed to get some pictures of cobwebs covered in rime, and they looked amazing. My Snapshot is at http://chriscross53.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/seagulls-and-crab-pots.html

Louise said...

I've seen that effect before- but don't think that I knew it was called rime. Great photos, so pretty. And Rufus is a great name for a dog.

jacquie said...

I never knew that it was called rime! Interesting! Very pretty photos...it makes such a beautiful picture!

grammajudyb said...

I'm hearing the word rime more too this year. It was new to me. Gorgeous pictures though. I know I will see some this winter. I'll try to get out to get a snapshot of it. Have a great new year, Sandra!

Susan Lindquist said...

So beautiful! We know rime well here in New Hampshire! November is the time when itis most beautiful, as the snow hasn't come yet and the cold temps at night help create the crystal formations! So lovely!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I had never heard that term...but have seen the effects. Lovely shots! Thanks for adding to the beauty of cold days.

Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm sure your kids are right. Something so pretty must have been created by Jack Frost!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The name seems to fit him -- even though the name means "redhead" and Rufus is white. We figured we could always change it to Doofus if need be.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love words, especially when there's a specific word to describe something.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

One of the rewards of walking my dog daily is the beautiful things I see. Sunsets, plants blooming, changing leaf colors, and rime -- something new every season!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

These photos were taken in November several years ago. Our winter weather is usually rainy here in the Pacific Northwest, so we don't have many days when rime forms.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you, Laurel-Rain. I'm pleased with the way these pictures turned out, but I'd like to get a better camera with a better zoom lens. It's on my New Year's wish list.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Rime is a new word to me as well. Great photos!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you. I love learning new words!

judy said...

Lovely photos!

Paulita said...

Sandra, The plants look like they're coated in sugar. Lovely.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That's exactly what I thought! They look delicious, don't they?

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thank you, Judy.

Ginx Craft said...

What lovely photos. I keep intending to take some frosty shots, but am never up early enough.

Anne Bennett said...

I'm with you. I love observing the seasons on plants. Nice collection here. Happy New Year! Anne at Head Full of Books

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I like to sleep in, too!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

My favorite has got to be spring when the first daffodil shoots push through the soil.

emzfz said...

Lovely, I've never heard of that before, must be cold!

Alice Audrey said...

I know it isn't good for the plants, but it sure is beautiful.

Thank you very much for letting me know I'd messed up the link. I had no idea. And also thank you for the compliment on my pictures.

Esme said...

I like the frost on the plants-it is lovely. I am just watching it rain here as I sit at my table.