Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Whimsical Word of the Week

Hoarfrost -
also called "white frost." A deposit of needle-like ice crystals formed on the ground by direct condensation at temperatures below freezing.
Example: although the village had received no snow, its grounds appeared white due to the hoarfrost.


  1. That is a word I can really relate to this week! Sacramento usually isn't this cold, but every morning until about 11:00 or so, there is indeed "white hoarfrost" along the grassblades in our back yard.

    1. I know what you mean, Elizabeth. It's been unseasonably cold here in the Pacific Northwest. We've had white hoarfrost all week - we're hoping to get "up" into the thirties today!