As Chris and I drove around country near Steinbach the hoar frost “held” for about an hour or two after we headed out. To me the most important part of hoar frost is their ephemeral beauty.
As soon as the temperature of the air reaches a high enough temperature the hoar frost will melt and disappear. Or if it gets windy the wind can blow the hoar frost off the branches. If you want to photograph it, you must move quickly.
Beauty is always temporary. What a pity. But beauty always returns. And I never get enough. We took a number of photographs and celebrated the beauty we captured so briefly. We had no need to travel to Arizona to find beauty.