There are moments, really short moments, when something beautiful can pull you completely away from what you're doing. This is one of those moments.

The Rockford area has been covered with frozen beauty for the last couple days. It's been a great substitute for sunlight. So many amazing pictures shared on social media of trees, landscape, home, fences and other surfaces, coated in ice. Was we've been calling 'frozen fog', is actually called something entirely different.

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This 'frozen fog' is actually known as ‘rime ice’. According to, rime ice forms as supercooled water droplets freeze on contact to surfaces. Supercooled water droplets are droplets of water where the temperature is below freezing, but the water has not frozen. That’s because those water droplets are undisturbed. But once those water droplets come into contact with something, now becoming disturbed, they freeze giving the appearance of the ice spikes we've been seeing.

I was hoping that someone with a drone would get it up in the air and let us all see how it looks from up above.

Look at this video I found on Facebook. Julian Song, a local photographer, gives a trip down the Kishwaukee River, from high above.

*If you're unable to play the video below, you can click HERE, to watch it on Facebook.

See more of this talented man's work, at Julian Song Photography on Facebook.

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