It was a beautiful, frosty New Years weekend around Minnesota.

Many Minnesotans woke up Saturday morning to find a stunning layer of sparkling hoar frost that had settled overnight. The bright sun and clear skies made for a particularly magical scene, turning frost-covered trees into giants of shimmering diamonds and making for idealistic wintry scenes around the state.

Not failing to pass up the opportunity for a photo, some Minnesotans shared their pics on the Minnesota thread of online discussion forum Reddit. Here are some of the photos of this past weekend's wintry frost around the Land of 10,000 Lakes (if photos below do not show, refresh page or click here):

"Got this one yesterday morning," said Reddit user u/DomHyrule of his photo, "but there's something so beautiful about Minnesota mornings, wouldn't trade them for the world."

"Gold on white, hoar frost in the morning," reads the caption of u/dangeraca's photo.

"Rime Ice Scenery from Rochester, MN," describes a photo shared by u/AB_Photography_us.

"Frosty Morning on Green Lake," Reddit user u/GJMOH captioned his photo.

Reddit user u/alouhela shared a digitally altered mirror image of hoar frost taken in Carlton, Minneosta.

A drone flyer in Fergus Falls shared the photo above of frosted trees around the Regional Treatment Center.

According to Britannica, hoar frost is described as "deposit of ice crystals on objects exposed to the free air, such as grass blades, tree branches, or leaves. It is formed by direct condensation of water vapour to ice at temperatures below freezing and occurs when air is brought to its frost point by cooling."

Did you get any good photos of this past weekend's hoar frost around Minnesota?

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