Wednesday, December 29, 2010

the hoar frost

My Husband, Harlow and I trekked up to Northern Iowa over the weekend to visit family. It was so cold and snowy up there - but it was also eerily humid/foggy and the result was an amazing display of hoar frost. I've never seen anything like it. My brother and I spent a few hours wandering around in the woods - mixed in with a few stops to eat the fresh, clean snow (does anyone else do this? It has to be completely fresh and clean obviously - but this was the perfect texture, almost like little crispy, powdery ice chips.) My brother was also teaching me a few tricks on my new camera (my Christmas gift to myself after months and months of saving and camera research wootwoot!)
This is my sister's huge dog - the sweetest thing in the world (literally weighs 11 times what Harlow does!)
Harlow wore her coat when we went out to play in the snow - although she avoided the snow as much as she possibly could! The horses, on the other hand, were her new favorite thing.


Eva said...

awww, your dog is so adorable ! (:
& i absolutely love the photos and scenery !

Felicia said...

Wow!! Those pictures are gorgeous! We had frost like that one day this week but it wasn't nearly as thick and beautiful.

kate funk said...

WOW stunning photos!!! Your dogs are super cute!
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kelly ann said...

breathtaking!! what kind of camera did you get? whatever it is, it takes stunning photographs! :)

harlow is adorable. oh my goodness.

briannelee said...

Awwww, I love your dog! Is he a Scottie?

Love the images!

Weas said...

Those pictures are amazing! I love the frost.

BTW, i haven't eaten snow in years, mostly because I live in an area haunted with dog poop and pee and I don't trust a single morsel of snow.

Blau von T said...

so pretty x

Kitty Stampede said... the photos! what a gorgeous place. the frost is just insane. it looks like you are having so much fun with your doggy son-poochie. love the little coat.

i hope you had a splendid christmas, new years etc etc...sorry i've been away and mostly away from the computer so haven't been visiting as regularly. breaks from computer screens are great tho! phew.

take care sweets!

canvas art said...

Really love the pictures, can't believe how cold it's getting already!