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The First Frost

wint-e1540330151542.jpgWhat is it about the season of Autumns first frost that has us all getting out our winter wooly sweaters and socks again.  The trees all look like icy wands frozen in the sunlight and the glittery paths and grass are dusted with specs of frozen glittery ice crystals. According to the UK Met office “Frost is normally formed on still, clear and cold nights. The cool air causes water vapour in the air to condense and form droplets on the ground. When the temperature of the ground or surface is below 0 °C the moisture freezes into ice crystals – known as the frost point.”

There are in fact many types of frost that can happen and there are some amazing plants that can tolerate and even tend to benefit from frosts they include the well known brussel sprout, cabbages,turnips and some onions and some grapes for the production of ice wine enjoy a good frost.

So now you have the definition there is still something quite magical, lovely and special about the first frost of the year.