Monday, October 29, 2007

Frost nucleates ~

As the sun heats the flowers it smells like someone is canning green beans.
~~~~~~~~~~~What a neat word… rolls off the tongue well…
************ Last night I “tucked” the remaining plants with old fitted bottom sheets, I find the gathering of the corners makes it easier to not only cover the plants but it tends to keep the wind from blowing the sheet away before the frost hits the sheet.


What comes to your mind when you see this word? There is of course Robert Frost ["Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper."--Robert Frost]…his poem Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening immediately popped to my mind.
ummm even David Frost [Sir David Paradine Frost, KBE (born 7 April 1939) is an English television presenter, famed as both a pioneer of TV satire and for a series of legendary political interviews]
*********** … Even Jack Frost [Jack Frost is an elfish creature who personifies crisp, cold, winter weather; a variant of Father Winter (AKA Old Man Winter). He is a figure some believe to have originated in Viking folklore.]
Cecily Pike wrote a children's nursery song describing Jack Frost as a "gay little sprite" and beginning with the words "Look out! Look out! Jack Frost is about! He's after your fingers and toes!"
Then lastly there is James Whitcomb Riley. 1853–1916 and “When the Frost is on the Punkin”…
*********************** WHEN the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock, And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey-cock, And the clackin' of the guineys, and the cluckin' of the hens, And the rooster's hallylooyer as he tiptoes on the fence; O, it's then the time a feller is a-feelin' at his best, With the risin' sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest, As he leaves the house, bareheaded, and goes out to feed the stock…
********************** Then there is this time of year you associate with this word as well.
********************** Of course I am referring to frost as: Frost is a solid deposition of water vapor from saturated air. Then I chuckle and think Politicians… but that is another story. For sure the temperatures would be VERY different… ;)
************************* My Sweetie noted on the skylights a “fuzziness” … he was unable to see the moon clearly last night due to: Window frost (also called fern frost) forms when a glass pane is exposed to very cold air on the outside and moderately moist air on the inside. If the pane is not a good insulator (such as a single pane window), water vapour condenses on the glass forming patterns. The glass surface influences the shape of crystals, so imperfections, scratches or dust can modify the way ice nucleates. If, otherwise, indoor is very humid water would first condense in small droplets and then freeze into clear ice.


Anonymous said...

We had some frost here in Ohio too and it was still here this morning. I didn't see it on the skylights. I guess since they are so old, that there must be enough heat leaking to keep it melted.

Nice shots.

imac said...

Nice frost photos and interesting history.

Willard said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you enjoy your local deer. It is truly one of my favorite times when they bring the new fawns in each year. I enjoy the photos and writing about the frost too. We had our first heavy frost last night so it is quite timely.

david mcmahon said...

Very interesting shots. Here in Australia we're on the verge of summer!

Old Wom Tigley said...

What nice 'Frost' pictures, we have yet to have any proper frost here abouts.
Jack Frost came to my mind, and we have a 'Detective Series' over here called Frost which Jane and I watch.
Then there's Janes Heart... solid frost that is for sure.. LOL... If I was the captain of the Love Boat.. my Jane would be the Iceberg to sink it. ha! wait until she see this.. I'll get one of her Icy Stare that will put shivers down my spine.
Great post I enjoyed reading through it and hopefully my sence of fun will put a glow on your cheeks. It will put a glow on mine when Jane slaps them.. Ha!

DeeMom said...

oldmanlincoln thanks for popping in, my Sweetie is still wondering how he can see the moon clearly, now he is thinking about taking the screen out…

Whoo Hoooooo then the Bats can come in Tee Hee

Thanks for the comments imac

Willard it is indeed gun to watch all that happens, deer, raccoons, Possums, HA HA even the Snapping Turtles.

Never a dull moment to be sure.

Thank you david mcmahon for popping in…one day I will travel to your country. Our eldest son was there and loved it.

O.W.T. you are a Hoot…sounds like you are blessed to have your Jane…bet she keeps you hopping. Sounds like you are feeling better, which is a good thing.

Ki said...

Great frost pictures but I'm glad we don't have any yet.