Frost on the window of my grandparents house

    Newer Older

    These frost patterns formed on a window pane inside my grandparents house, which had been closed up for the winter. The time of day was late afternoon, and the background, the mountains to the east.

    Looking at the photo, I thought of birds flying up into the evening sky. When I came back the next day the patterns were gone.

    Update: Feb 16, 2005
    This is photo is my most favorited image on Flickr (by far). Going back thru my comment history, I found 6 other photos of frost patterns that merit viewing. These are all beautiful photos and show a great diversity of frost flower/feather forms
    More recent frost photos

    See Kenneth Libbrecht's site for great photographs and explanations of snowflakes, frost and ice crystals: Ken is a physicist who has mastered the art of snow flake and crystalline form photography.

    [Most interesting photo tagged 'Vermont', Oct-2006]

    mistubako, lawatt, experimien, and 888 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    View 20 more comments

    1. xk8jag2000 76 months ago | reply

      Simply wonderful! You've captured a stunning foto of frost, yet its anything but cold!
      You get My Own Award!

    2. artesphoto 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Distraction, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. ArteZoe 74 months ago | reply

      wow, this is awesome!

    4. ScribeGirl 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called New England Sunrises, Sunsets, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. leopards_spots 73 months ago | reply

      the feathers of the frosty-birds are flying in the hope of getting a bit of warmth from setting sun.

    6. Szia_Steph 70 months ago | reply

      Hi there,
      I love this photo.
      I have blogged it at
      Please let me know if you would like me to take it down.

      Thank you!

    7. CarouselAddicted 65 months ago | reply

      Hi! It'd be awesome if you could post this picture on my group's weekly challenge!

    8. FraserElliot 65 months ago | reply

      superb so fresh for winter

      Found in a search. (?)

    9. New Talent Modelling 64 months ago | reply

      Very nice shooting

      Happy Holidays

    10. Britta Barke 63 months ago | reply

      Wow, great picture!

    11. roddh 63 months ago | reply

      thank you Britta. It also prints very nicely. This image has printed a couple times for charity/events and calendars.

    12. gherringer 62 months ago | reply

      A beautiful frost dance.

    13. K. Bonson 62 months ago | reply

      Hi! I'm an Admin for For The Love Of Science! Group and I would love for this photo to be added!

    14. ♥ saj255 ♥ 58 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous shot, the background colours are lovely agains the frosty window.

      Found in a search. (?)

    15. Natasha MacLeod 47 months ago | reply

      Sends shivers down my spine - absolutely stunning.

    16. roddh 47 months ago | reply

      Hi Natasha. Thanks for saying so.
      This image is still my personal favorite (out of all the photos and artwork on Flickr)

    17. roddh 46 months ago | reply

      thank you.

    18. stoon12345 31 months ago | reply

      Its very beautiful

    keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts