Tuesday, January 12, 2021

La gelée

The past few mornings have been very frosty. With morning lows below freezing, it's no surprise. Once the sun comes out (when it does), the frost melts away pretty quickly, except in places that stay shaded all day. Heavy frosts remind us that it's winter without the mess of an actual snowfall. And, we are told, freezes are good for helping to reduce the populations of insect and plant pests.

The frosty view of a neighbor's property from our deck just after sunrise on Monday morning.

A weather system is moving in today from the Atlantic that will put an end to our frosty mornings, at least for a while. We're expecting highs close to 10ºC (50ºF) with some rain over the next few days. I'm sure, however, that winter will be back before too long.


  1. Ten degrees is not bad for winter at all.

  2. Such a beautiful view... again, from here, which will be a "chilly" 58F.

  3. The rising sun adds a lot to this photo.

  4. That is an absolutely beautiful photo.

  5. Wow!
    Frost is the AZ equivalent of 1-2 inches of snow in the South - people lose their minds and snow days are declared and people put styrofoam cups over the tips of all the cacti.


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