Every morning here on the "farm that is really a ranch", I take the dogs out on a walk to the creek and back. It's a ritual, a routine to get the day going. The dogs get out, the cows get checked on, and I'm able to wake up due to the cold, crisp bite to the air. :-)
This morning, I opened the door to what looked like fog "attached" to the ground. Walking out into the field, I found every blade, stick and rock covered in tiny, spike-like crystals. It made everything look like pine.
I, of course, had my camera with me and took shots of the "ice needles". But, me being "me" left my camera/computer connection cable at home. DUH!
Apparently, the "ice needles" are actually called soft rime. Here's a google image I found.
(expect a few photo-heavy posts from the "farm that is really a ranch" when we get back to the 'burbs)