[January 10, 2008] Fortunately for you, you have contacted Mr. Science! A hoar frost is exactly what you see in the latest photos – it looks like there has been a snowfall that clings to everything. Generally occurs as a result of relatively warm, yet below freezing temps, with a high relative humidity that produces the moisture necessary to produce the white frost build up on all surfaces – usually happens overnight so one awakes in the morning to a winter wonderland.
A rime frost, on the other hand, is clear ice the forms as a result of rain (or snow or sleet that melts) forming a layer of water on everything that subsequently freezes. We have had a couple of those this year too.
Now if you don’t buy either of those, you can request that I just stick to the slightly off-color jokes.
Lyle Frank would be soooooooooooooo proud of you!!!!! Thanks. ~ Sara
[June 1, 2008 – An Evening at Noonan Park] Walking back to the Kiehne’s (a park tour with the supervisor, Pam, and Tom), have you ever noticed the huge trees on the city grid, including the one in front of Dad Kiehne’s? Oh, and that Chinese pagoda birdhouse in Noonan’s Park was built in 1932 by a fellow in Miltona.
Nice photos again……I was wondering who did those bird houses ….some cool one’s on golf course, too…..If you find anyone who still makes them let me know please…..and speaking of birds, I’ve had one for you since early March…. ~ Diane
[June 2, 2008] Thank you for the tour of Noonan’s. Beautiful!! You are a wonderful photographer. ~ Bonita
[July 9, 2008- Lupine in Alaska] Did you meet Dixie (somebody) who does incredibly beautiful beadwork? I wish I could remember her name but she was asked to do a coat for one of the Smithsonians. She also demonstrated how to skin and fillet a salmon as well as how the natives used to catch them. For some strange reason I was more interested in the beadwork. Wonder why.
[Why, yes, we did meet Dixie on our June 2008 Alaska cruise.]
Also in Fairbanks had to have a nail repaired and what did I find? A Vietnamese nail salon. Talk about from one climate to another. ~ Sara