Hoar Frost on the Buena Vista Grasslands

Early Winter in Wisconsin often displays the breaths of winter upon a landscape that has just been covered with a light blanket of snow. Cloudless nights allow the day’s blanket of warm air to escape into the atmosphere quickly dropping the temperature. Nature’s moist breath then forms delicate frost on the landscape.

The humidity around this drainage canal in the Buena Vista Grasslands south of Plover, Wisconsin remains high due to open water causing more hoar frost than in the surrounding area.

Winter photography in central Wisconsin is often challenging as images can be very monochromatic. Early morning sunlight often provides just the right amount of warming color.  Hoar frost on trees can then scatter the early morning light resulting in a very pleasing glow

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