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The First Frost of the Winter


El Niño is supposed to bring us a rough winter with colder temperatures and a lot of snow this year - or at least that's what I keep hearing. Every morning, as I'm trekking out to my car, I am made aware of how accurate this seems as I shiver and stutter as I start my car and wait for the heat to kick in. 

A couple of months ago - I believe that it was early November - I took my mom to Semiahmoo Beach in northern Washington where we stood and watched the sunset and took in the beautiful clear sky. Don't let the brightness of the sun fool you into believing it was a summery day though, when instead it was frosty and chill. Below, you'll see images of our first experience with the brisk temperatures while on the beach:


A glowy sunset in the distance and a sparkly glow of frost in the foreground.

Sunshine reflecting off the crystallized frost on a log on the beach.

The frost is crystallized and looks almost like fur growing out of the softening fibers of the bark.
Wintertime creates beautiful scenery, even if we think of the cold as being a nuisance or not-so-pleasant part of the year. Sometimes, you just have to stand back and admire Mother Nature's beauty and artful creations. The crystals here are simply stunning.

What is your favorite winter imagery?

Em

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