The other morning a heavy layer of hoarfrost covered everything. This name has Old English, more specifically Anglo-Saxon/Germanic/Norse origins, with the word ‘har’, ‘harr’ or ‘haira’ meaning gray, venerable or even gray-haired.
Indeed, there is something ancient and still on mornings when this climactic phenomenon takes place.
This haunting effect is temporary and a few short hours later, the magic is lost. But until then, the world remains smudged with frost –