Frosted Japanese Umbrella Pine

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Cold and humid air are forming beautiful sculptures these days. The image shows the leaves of a Japanese Umbrella-Pine (Sciadopitys):

Frosted Sciadopitys Leaves

Frosted Sciadopitys Leaves

Happy Frosting 🙂

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Fire & Ice: Winter Sunrise Reflections

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It has been a cold night with snowfall mostly in the higher mountains. For a very short time window opened up in the sky for the raising sun:

Winter Sunrise Reflections

Winter Sunrise Reflections

It created nice reflections the water and ice on the ground: like fire on ice.

The following panorama picture is taken near the same spot as above in the “Sägel” nature preservation area, towards the Mythen peaks in the East:

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Ice Flowers

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Waiting in the cold in the early morning can have an aesthetic aspect:

Ice Flowers

Ice Flowers

When ice builds beautiful structures on glass we call it ‘Eis Blume‘ (‘Ice Flowers’). In the past this happened on the windows in unheated buildings. These days it is a rare species with all the heated building. This one is more like snow flakes building up nice structures. With the sun coming up in the background their beauty will be gone very soon….

Happy Icing .-)