Frost Love Note

The past few weeks have been a feast of fog and frost. Thick fog lingers, the moisture freezes to every surface outside, the world is held in suspension…and then a couple of rays of sunshine break through and within minutes, the hard days of frost quite literally evaporate. I’ve a fondness for this season, a…

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Pruina Indulgence

It’s not that the only thing in life is hoarfrost and fog. I know that. It’s just that hoarfrost and and fog are a big part of my own life right now. If Wikipedia is to be trusted, hoarfrost is one of many types of frost, and the name “hoar comes from an Old English…

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Frosted Fig

Last week, I went for a short walk in the late afternoon. It was sunny, and although it wasn’t warm, it was tolerably above zero. Then the temperature plunged, and the first real winter fog of the season settled in. I’m fortunate in that I don’t mind fog. Probably because I grew up along the…

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