Hoar Frost Looks Like Magic

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If you think these are black and white pictures, look again, because these are actually full colour images of what winter looked like in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan this afternoon when everything was covered in hoar frost.

Hoar frost happens when moisture condenses in the air and gathers on objects outside. It is like dew in warmer weather, only the moisture freezes into crystalline structures in our sub-zero temperatures. Over the last week, it has covered everything the air touches, turning the whole world silver and quiet. It's magical stuff. If we could cover the entire earth in hoar frost for one week, we would find world peace, I swear.