Apologies! Live and learn! I went back to check the frozen “spider webs” after they had melted. Much to my amazement the under-structure of the “chandeliers” was goose down, not spider webs!
Who would have dreamed? Magic is created in the most unexpected ways!
Looks like my advection fog photo from a few days ago but these are “Altostratus translucidus” clouds. Per David M. Carroll, “The low sun is a white disk in a smoked-glass sky.”
Frozen Potomac River in foreground.
Warm air over cold water creates advection fog, here backlit by the morning sun.
Here are photos of the ice in the creek cracking and melting in the warm advection fog.
I never dreamed of anything as lovely as a dogwood hung with frozen spiderweb chandeliers melting in this morning’s advection fog!
Your yard may be white with snow but ours is black with grackles! River is frozen beyond them.
We couldn’t have kayaked up Pomonkey Creek during the Christmas bird count. It was frozen solid. But our local Great Blue Herons didn’t want to miss the count. They were huddled together in the marsh, hiding from the frigid North wind. How many can you count?
Sunset on 1/1/18 followed by moon set 1/2/18! The Potomac River is frozen south of Washington, DC. Happy New Year to all! Stay warm!