a february frost

Yesterday morning we were out cutting some fallen trees for firewood and I noticed an unusual feathery frost on all the branches. Hoarfrost. Apparently it's caused when objects become colder than the surrounding air and water vapor begins to crystallize on them.

It was everywhere, making the snow glitter and the trees light up all silver in the sun. And when the wind blew a little, the large flakes rained gently all around us, our own personal snowstorm.