En­joy win­ter’s si­lence

Record Observer - - Opinion -

The si­lence of win­ter brings beau­ti­ful glis­ten­ing de­signs of na­ture. Del­i­cate frag­ile fern, feath­ery like white crys­tals on clear glass, sim­ple frost on our win­dow panes.

Wa­ter va­por from the air con­denses as frost on the in­side sur­face of the win­dow. Win­dow frost forms when a pane of glass is ex­posed to be­low-freez­ing tem­per­a­tures on the out­side and moist air on the in­side, of­ten mak­ing elab­o­rate pat­terns of crys­tal growth.

Win­dow frost was more com­mon in the past, when houses still had sin­gle-pane win­dows.

There are many mir­a­cles in the cold win­ter sea­son that brings us a chance to slow down and find soli­tude. This is the si­lence of win­ter!

PHOTO BY JUDY E. MELVIN EDEL­HEIT

Win­ter frost

JUDY E. MELVIN EDEL­HEIT

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