A Few Drops of Dew

With Winter in full swing, so is the season of rather heavy dew.

Dew Point is (to put it simply) the temperature to which the air must cool to become saturated with water vapour and dew is the result of two processes: 1) temperatures dropping and 2) objects cooling down.

What happens is if the object in question becomes cool enough, the air around said object also cools and (thanks to all those science lessons in school, I remember that) colder air is less able to hold water vapour than warm air.

This forces the water vapour in the air around the cooling object to condense and, when condensation happens, small water droplets (aka dew) forms.  

(That splash of pink in the dew drop on the leaf is a reflected Anthurium flower.)

The same process can be used to explain the formation of frost with one major exception – frost forms when the dew point is below freezing.

I’m so pleased it’s not that cold here this morning, although our high humidity does mean there is a lot of dew and more than just a few drops.

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Happy Monday everyone 🙂

I hope it’s not too cold (or too hot) wherever you are.

Author: Clare

Ever expanding one star at a time, my cosmos is a galaxy of thoughts and creativity where you can find poetry, short stories, photography and so much more.

2 thoughts

  1. Well I’m seeing this on Tuesday… Happy Tuesday to you!
    The dew drops are quite lovely.
    I’ve been quite busy settling in at the LakeHouse in Pennsylvania… we made it!
    Have a lovely day my friend.

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    1. Thanx Nancy. The day’s almost over (over) here. About to have a nice warm bowl of chicken soup for dinner and settle in to watch something silly on the TV. Enjoy the Lake house as I’m sure you will. Happy Tuesday.

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