There is nothing more beautiful than hoarfrost. All the world looks like it is made of powdered sugar.
Hoarfrost forms when moisture in the air skips the water droplet stage and appears directly as ice crystals on an object. The visual effect is stupendous.
Winter here in Iowa is always surprising and usually gorgeous.
Yesterday I was glorying in the beauty of the hoarfrost. Today was a new scene.
Overnight ice formed on trees, bushes, and prairie grass. It was not an ice storm. Just a frozen form of dew. When the sun shines as it does today they all look like they have been plated with silver. It is close to the beauty of hoarfrost.
In the winter we often get snow. A new snow is pretty falling to the ground, Just as pretty is the snow on the ground before it has been walked on.
There is a sense of quiet and calm in the winter that you will not feel any other time of year. Hoarfrost is still best.