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  • Writer's pictureTerry Wise

Winter Frosting the Woodlands on Carillon Stonegate Ponds

Updated: Jan 5, 2021

Quiet winter day on Carillon Stonegate Ponds. The dense overnight fog has enveloped the branches of our woodlands with a frosting of ice crystals.

This is rime ice. Rime ice often happens in areas of dense fog like we have seen the past couple of nights. Rime ice occurs when water drops (in liquid form) are supercooled in the air and then come in contact with a surface below freezing. Those liquid water droplets then freeze on contact, giving us this wondrous winter frosting!

This is one of the many looks of our ponds and woodlands around here. Go view - whether on a hike or from the warmth of your home. And enjoy!

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