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Frost-covered trees and Glastonbury Tor

Frost-covered trees and Glastonbury Tor. Hoar frost covering three willow (Salix sp.) trees in a field on a farm. St Michaels Tower can be seen on the summit of Glastonbury Tor in the background. Hoar frost results when heat is lost through radiation into the open sky on cold clear nights, causing objects to become colder than the surrounding air. This temperature difference causes the water in the warmer air to condense on the colder objects and then freeze into small ice crystals. Photographed in Somerset, England, UK, in December

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Climate Cold Country Side Covered December Farm Field Freezing Frost Frost Covered Frosty Frozen Hoar Frost Meteorological Meteorology National Trust Peak Somerset Summit Weather Willow Willows Winter Wintry Glastonbury Glastonbury Tor St Michaels Tower Stone Tower


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This print captures the serene beauty of a winter wonderland in Somerset, England. The image showcases three majestic willow trees adorned with a delicate layer of hoar frost, glistening under the cold December sun. In the background, the iconic St Michaels Tower stands proudly atop Glastonbury Tor, adding an enchanting touch to the picturesque landscape. Hoar frost forms when heat escapes into the open sky on clear and frigid nights, causing objects to become colder than their surroundings. This temperature difference causes water vapor in the air to condense and freeze into exquisite ice crystals that cling onto every branch and leaf. The scene evokes a sense of tranquility as nature embraces its wintry transformation. The frozen branches create intricate patterns against a backdrop of rolling hills and fields, showcasing Mother Nature's artistry at its finest. As we gaze upon this photograph, we are reminded of both the fragility and resilience of life. It serves as a reminder that even in harsh conditions, beauty can still be found if we take a moment to appreciate it. This stunning image is not just about capturing natural beauty; it also offers insight into meteorological phenomena like hoar frost formation. It reminds us of our connection with nature and how it shapes our environment throughout different seasons.

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