Frost Diamonds

Frost can form in many ways, all of them beautiful. This example of hoarfrost looks almost like small mineral crystals or cut gems.

Frost like this doesn’t last long, however. As soon as the sun hits these crystals, they begin to melt immediately.

This frost was found on the edge of a small creek leading out of Milligan’s Pond. The water had a thin layer of ice on it that wouldn’t last any long than the morning, and where the ground let the ice, the exposed roots and branches were all covered with frost like this.

Photographed in Barrie, Ontario.

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