Saturday, February 2, 2019

Polar Vortex Window Frost

I thought I might remember the January 2019 "polar vortex" weather with a handful of photos.
Frost from Polar Vortex by Jeanne Selep
Window Frost 1

When the weather is considered dangerously cold outside, 

Frost from Polar Vortex by Jeanne Selep
Window Frost 2
and you feel obligated to listen to weather warnings and stay in;

Frost from Polar Vortex by Jeanne Selep
Window Frost 3
You might find yourself staring at the frost on the windows,

Frost from Polar Vortex by Jeanne Selep
Window Frost 4

meditating on hot and cold; snow and ice; math, physics, and more;

Frost from Polar Vortex by Jeanne Selep
Window Frost 5
and as you watch the weather decorate your windows, you might start imagining you are seeing dragons.

Frost from Polar Vortex by Jeanne Selep
Window Frost 6 - I see imagine a dragon in there...

The Midwestern United States had some extremely cold weather at the end of January.  On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 the high temperature was -10°Fahrenheit and the low temperature was -20°F, with a wind chill of -47°F.  On Thursday, January 31, 2019 the high temperature was -2° Fahrenheit, and the low temperature was -23° F.  These unusually cold temperatures were due to a weather event called the "Polar vortex".  Schools, colleges, libraries and more closed, some 1-2 days in advance, due to the extreme cold.

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Veronica Lee said...

WOW! Those captures are amazing! I read about the Polar Vortex in the newspaper. Looks like the movie The Day After Tomorrow could be a reality.
Scary, isn't it?

Veronica Lee said...

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Suzy said...

Beautiful capture! We had -5 last week here in Pittsburgh and today, it was 65 degrees!

Lady Fi said...

OMG - so cold! Our -17 C is positively balmy in comparison! Your photos are gorgeous.

Cathy W said...

Beautiful!! I love frost. Your photos are stunning.

I'm almost envious of your Polar Vortex. Whenever your area goes cold, we go warm! We've been shoveling slushy snow in shirtsleeves, LOL!

Jutta K. Germany said...

and so wonderful !
Greetings rom Germany

molly said...

It's so pretty


Rambling Woods said...

Hello Jeanne...this is perfect for Nature Notes and I love these photos showing some of mother nature's winter artistry...Thank you for linking in...Michelle

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, how pretty! x Karen

Sharon said...

What a beautiful series of frosty windows. Worthy of framing!

Angie said...

Very mesmerizing photos - I can imagine dragons (and many other creatures)! There is a benefit to the cold weather, especially if we have nowhere to go!

NCSue said...

Oh WOW!! Such lovely photos. I hope it doesn't get cold enough here for me to be able to take these shots, so I'm glad you shared yours with us at

SUZI said...

I used to love looking at the frost on the windows as long as I was warm and toasty inside..I don't miss the snow your photos and will keep checking your blog

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love that you found the beauty in this horrible weather event.

Roger Owen Green said...

pretty, but they make me feel COLD!

betty-NZ said...

My goodness, how beautiful! The photos made me shiver a bit, but they are still gorgeous!

ABC Wednesday said...

We've had it over here also… gone already

wonderful shots

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week at
♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

Thelma said...

Pretty images. We are having a very cold frosty Winter here is Eastern Quebec. Thanks for the inspiration.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Snowflakes make the most delicate shadows.

Intelliblog said...

It may have been bitterly cold outside, Jeanne, but you got some wonderful photos of the ice crystals!
Thank you for taking part in the Travel Tuesday meme.

Miss Kitty said...

Wow! Your photographs are just gorgeous....some of the most beautiful ones of frost I have ever seen! Thanks for sharing them with us. I saw your post over at "The Dedicated House" blog party.