FTLComm - Weekes - February 3, 1999
Hoarfrost is one of natures most delicate wonders, essentially it is formed from water vapour suspended in air that slips below the freezing point and the frost grows on things. There is a delicate balance between this majestic beauty and the viscous devastation of moist air mass meeting a very cold one and freezing rain resulting or above the surface the condition of icing that can grab on to an aircraft and haul it out of the sky.

The pictures on this page were taken in December of 1974 in the village of Weekes, with a Practica 35mm Camera using and 50mm lens and Tri-X 400ASA Kodak black and white film.

The fact that these images are in black and white perhaps enhances the drama of the conditions that resulted after more then twenty-four hours of steady wind blowing fog and some wet snow over the country-side. The bottom picture of this set is of Martha our 1939 Pontiac and above it is the front of our new house trailer.

The little spruce on the right clear shows the affects of the blowing and forming ice crystals that magnify its size.

The picture with the elevators in the back ground is actually in the Elementary school playground.

We often post pages like this on Ensign on a series of pages to speed the downloading but with these I thought it best to present the all on the same page so that you can move back and forth between the images. All of the pictures should download to you in about a minute using a 28.8 modem.