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Soft Rime

8 Mar

Some research went into determining that soft rime is what the glass-like panes or flakes of ice that fell in flat piles from small branches a couple weeks ago.   And again today. Magical feathery piles which have fallen from the branches to the snow surface in the sun while the temperature was still in the teens.  I suppose they sublimate as soon as the temperature rises.

Hoarfrost is white.  Hard rime is white. Frost has spicules, or spike-like structures.  Clear ice forms a glaze.

So, soft rime it is.

 

 

Soft rime is incredibly beautiful.

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