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Cold enough once again

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Frostweed Ice 1225

The outside thermometer yesterday morning read 37°F (3°C), and because a few nearby roofs were white I thought I’d make myself an honorary northerner for a change and try to photograph some frost. Instead, and to my surprise, I found once again that a couple of dozen frostweed plants (Verbesina virginica) in Great Hills Park had done their overnight ice trick, and that’s what I ended up taking pictures of. The photograph I posted in November showed the ice against a blue sky, so I’ve chosen a different sort of view for today’s post; this one, unlike the last, was taken in natural light rather than with a flash.

If you’re unfamiliar with this strange phenomenon, you can go back to a post from 2011 that explained it.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 30, 2014 at 5:16 AM

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