An interesting mix of weather and the right temperatures left a winter wonderland across the region this morning including this hill of hardwood forrest that overlooks the Grand River near Breslau. Clear frosty nights in winter helps form delicate crystals known as hoar frost. Sometimes it is so thick it resembles snow. Ice crystals become attached to trees and other vegetation leaving a beautiful coating that is one of the my favorite winter weather events. The ice in the foreground is part of an ice jam that has since broken up but still remains stacked on the riverbank.