Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Early iris

Photo by Reid Priedhorsky.
An iris spotted in a Western Area yard yesterday morning. The white substance is not quite snow but rather graupel — snowflakes that have been coated with hoarfrost as they fell, forming little white balls.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it nice to see flowers popping up?

    Thanks for the description of graupel. This stuff came down on Sunday night in the next town over from us. . .and, new to the Pacific Northwest, we didn't know what to call it.