The fuzzy sun struggles to illuminate the milky horizon.

Everything is gray.

But it is the opposite of dreary.

The air is alive with the very breath of God.

Tiny crystals are carried on each molecule of oxygen.

The earth glitters.

Billions of diamonds coat every branch of every tree, outline every detail and scar.

And like the stars, I like to imagine their Creator knows them by name.

Even a tender blade bears the weight of His glory.

How much more do we?


  1. Hoarfrost is SO beautiful!! I was just explaining the phenomenon to a friend yesterday; I haven't seen it in person since I left Alaska in '96.

    And what beautiful imagery in your writing!

  2. It was a beautiful morning in Minnesota. Awesome pictures!

  3. Wow. Beautiful words. Beautiful pictures. Indescribable Creator.

    For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. Romans 1:20

  4. Beautiful! Gave me chills! (and not the "I'm cold" kind!)

  5. I'm glad you captured this morning on film (or digital images, but film sounds so much better). It was a nice drive in to work today.

    But what a horrible sounding name for something so beautiful.

  6. aww beautiful. popped over from jo's at mainlymilestones... your photos are amazing.

  7. Wow, those photos are amazing! I grew up in ND, so I well remember those beautiful days where the trees (and everything else) were covered with ice crystals....makes living in the frigid tundra not so bad on days like those. :) Thanks for sharing!

  8. Well those pics took me right back to when we lived in MO. I had never seen an ice storm or hoarfrost event like there. A chillingly exquisite beauty.

  9. I love the mornings when the weather is like this. It just glitters.