Although they can hit any time, those magical frosty mornings are most common in Manitoba in the first days of winter. Catching a sunrise glisten off frosted branches on a morning walk may be why people still choose to live here.

Most of all, hoarfrost is photogenic. Hoarfrost makes winter bearable when you own a camera. It inspires thick wool socks to be worn and for frothy hot chocolate and coffee to be brewed after an adventurous shoot.

Rare is the day when you catch the sun and frost playing tag with one another. And while I may not have caught them on this day, the entrance of a Manitoba winter hasn’t been so elegantly pretty for a good many years.