Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hoar Frost

Was out the door at 7:30 this morning. It was -16C/3F and colder with the wind chill.
 But it was sunny!
How 'bout that hair!
I am the walrus goo, goo g'joob
5K complete and I'm pretty happy with that on this cold morning!

"Hoar frost (also called radiation frost or hoarfrost or pruina) refers to the white ice crystals, loosely deposited on the ground or exposed objects, that form on cold clear nights when heat losses into the open skies cause objects to become colder than the surrounding air. The name hoar comes from old english and can be used as an adjective for showing signs of old age in reference to the frost which makes trees and bushes look like elderly white hair ." Hey! who you calling old!


  1. Bearded guys don't get all the fun! Nice job running in the cold weather.

  2. Wow - I've only seen hoar frost on trees. That's pretty weird. Good job with it being so cold!

  3. The hair is awesome! lol

    WTG on getting that frosty run in!

  4. I've come home with that more than once. Didn't know it was called hoar frost.

  5. Hardcore Lee. Love it. I'm outside tomorrow for 8-10 degrees(F) Ouch.

  6. Same weather in Albany NY. I didn't run. I draw the line at 10 degrees.