melt off fireweed

Wish I had been able to set up a time lapse camera for this transformation.

Going, going, gone

It was fascinating (see previous post) to watch the sharp lines of frost morph into droplets which found each other, growing until too big to remain on the branch.

Gentle melt

What I thought was frost-encrusted pussy willow turned out to be alder buds!
As the sun chased away the shadows it gently melted the delicate spikes of ice.