Saturday, 30 January 2010
Saturday Photo: Ice Feathers on Windows
This morning the windows upstairs are covered with ice feathers. Downstairs where the windows are completely sealed, it has to get even colder than the -22 C (-6 or so F) we have today before ice forms. But upstairs we don't caulk around all the double windows in order to get a little air, and on mornings like these the slightly more humid air from the inside freezes on the outside pane. The patterns are lovely, but even this cold when the sun shines on them they disappear in the few hours.
This picture was taken just as the sun was coming up on a gloriously clear morning. Squeaking snow underfoot, breath that freezes on your eyebrows (or, in Lee's case, beard) and a good incentive to keep moving!
Posted by Mary Soderstrom