Monday, 4 January 2016

Hore Frost and a Dusting of Snow!

We've had a temperature inversion for several days resulting in cold temperatures at sea level and warm high in the local mountains.  This results in extensive fog covering the city.
 The effect is almost like dipping branches or the bud above in water and then flash freezing them!
 This wee bud was almost completely coated.
 Across the river you can see the effect on the lacy looking trees that haven't had much sun on them.
 Across at the Surrey Fraser docks.
 This is some of the hair on a Palm Tree.
 Pampas Grass looks frozen in time.
 Palm tree fronds.
 A peeling bark Maple.
 Then we drove up Burnaby Mountain to see the sunset.
 They are high enough to have had a bit of snow. But you can hardly see the city below covered in the fog bank.
 Looking north you can see the wake of a power boat going up the inlet with fog all around.
 You can just make out a few of the higher towers on the left.
 In the central portion of the mauvy pink you can see the shadow of some of the buildings in Vancouver.
 Gorgeous sunset.
 This morning I woke up to a dusting of snow.  The first official snowfall of the season.
 Looking across at the gazebo.
 Back towards the pool.
Have a lovely week.


WoolenSails said...

Everything looks beautiful with the ice and snow.


Anna said...

as long as you don't have to go anywhere it is beautiful ;)

The little book of Nessie said...

We are enjoying weather in the mid 20cs this week, different to your icy conditions. Your pictures show it well. Regards, Nessie

paulette said...

Gorgeous! That's how it looked here this morning too!

Sheila said...

Beautiful photos , love the icy photos. Must be quite the shock to the palm trees .