Frostsnow in circles

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10 comments so far

  1. Reggie on

    How intriguing… we never get frost or snow in Cape Town, so I don’t know whether this is a normal phenomenon – but it sure does look strange…

  2. Gerry on

    These are fascinating images. I’ll bet you had a short spurt of freezing rain turning quickly to fluffier snow.

    I never noticed tiny circles. I’ll have to watch for them. They are exactly like the “donuts” that develop in the Bay in winter–swirling circles of ice with snowy rims, several feet across. I’m fascinated by the repetitions in nature–the way that you can see the same patterns in a boulder and in a grain of sand, a great river and a tiny rill of snowmelt on the beach.

  3. thedailyclick on

    Very interesting! I’ve never seen this before, either (or never looked close enough to notice)

  4. montucky on

    Great photos of a very pretty phenomenon! I can’t recall seeing anything just like that.

  5. isathreadsoflife on

    Nice fluffy little patterns. I have never noticed anything like this here either. They make a pretty still life.

  6. sartenada on

    Great photos. Frost snow in circles, very interesting. I have not seen anything like it here.

  7. Scott Thomas Photography on

    The contrast between the snow and green leaves really brings out the textures of both.

  8. june/pearlz on

    So cold and so far away from the humidity I live in, but just so delicate!

  9. Giiid on

    Thank you for all of your comments. I had to ask the meteorological institute, I will post their answer when it is ready.

  10. Giiid on

    According to a meteorologist, the answer of the mystery is as follow: We had snow everywhere. Some drops of melted snow had dripped from a tree, and the hard drops made little round hollows. When the night came, it became very very cold, and rhyme was growing around the edge of the hollows. There has to be a edge to make this happen.
    Gerry, the meteorologist think that the phenomenon you have seen is called plate ice. (Plate like the one we use for food)


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