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Photo Feature: Cold Snap Brings Spectacular Frost Shapes

Published on: 12 Dec, 2022
Updated on: 12 Dec, 2022

By Hugh Coakley

The cold weather after the hottest November on record has given us some wonderful frost structures on plants, buildings and spiders’ webs.

Here are a few on a walk from home to Broadstreet Common.

Spiky frost on a gate. Click on the images to enlarge in a new window.

I don’t think I have seen this spiky type of frost structure before. Is it wind during the formation that has caused it?

On a spider’s web on a pole. It makes it look like a macrame exercise.

The frost highlights how many insects are silently around. The fence owner would be surprised I suspect.

A mysterious looking Broadstreet Common.

Frost structures on a tree.

Perfection of a spider’s web outlined in ice.

Ice decorations on a tree on the common.

A bleak but beautiful winter scene.

A hedge covered in spider’s webs.

And a few more from elsewhere in or near the borough…

A frozen rose in St Catherine’s Photo Fiona Giles

Sparkly by the Wey Photo Fiona Giles

Sparkly by the Wey II Photo Fiona Giles

Frosty Echinops (taken at Polesden Lacey)

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