These ice crystals are known as ' hoar frost ' and sometimes might be so thick that it looks like snow.
Just before New Year Milo and I took a quick walk around the fishing lake to feed the ducks with some stale bread . Yes it was cold , very very cold but it was oh so pretty and so peaceful .
We haven't had any snow this Christmas and I think I remember that we didn't have any at all last year either . If we can't have snow then this hoar frost will most definitely do.