We Had FOG!

We woke to dense fog and the temperature below freezing.

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My first thought was to get my camera and get pictures of the fog. Somehow fog becomes orbs in the pictures.

I went outside later when I saw ice on the branches of the hackberry tree by our house.

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The fog had frozen and crystallized on small surfaces like this spider web.

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It was all to small to show just how the ice had formed from teeny beads of ice.

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The drop remaining on the twig and the hanging strand were both frozen.

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This picture absolutely blew my mind. I can’t explain how this “happened” unless there were dry sections in the strand of spider silk.

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The ice’s existence all looked impossible …

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 and to stay suspended like that. If you look close in the two pictures above, you can see the spider’s silk.

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This one measured a half-inch long at the most.

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The fluff on a dried milkweed plant … well, it’s holding a lot of ice. Notice the larger ice ball on the lower right. It shows how water reverses the reflections … the sky is along the bottom.

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I took this last picture at noon to show how much fog still remained.


12 responses to this post.

  1. Your photographs are both clever and artistic.


  2. That’s interesting, we had exactly the same thing happen here this morning.
    You found much better webs than I did. The one I saw looked like kite string tangled in a bush.


  3. Posted by Therese on December 6, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Truly amazing photographs! Inspiring!


  4. Amazing how strong the strands of a spiders web are!


  5. fascinating — what an amazing collection of icy, foggy spiderwebs.


  6. What cool discoveries you found!


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