On Thursday, Coloradans across the state awoke to frigid temperatures and several inches of freshly fallen snow. The arctic blast led to many delays and closures, but it also provided some beautiful winter sights and scenery.

Residents have been sharing pictures of the polar vortex all day, including images of stunning sundogs, snow-covered streets, and towns that have transformed into true winter wonderlands.

But one of the best photos came from Centennial resident, Tanya Zutis, who snapped an epic shot during her outdoor dining experience. The image was taken at home on her deck and shows a plate of alfredo and a fork, totally frozen in mid-air. Zutis posted the amazing snapshot to the Discover Colorado Through Your Photos Facebook group, where it's since gotten hundreds of reshares.

Photo Credit: Tanya Zutis
Photo Credit: Tanya Zutis

For those questioning whether or not this picture was photoshopped - it's not.

Sub-zero temperatures can freeze water droplets in food within a short span of time, which explains how these noodles froze in the air. This phenomenon can happen in just a matter of seconds but is exceptionally speedy with spaghetti noodles. In this instance, the pasta provided support so that the fork could remain suspended in place, proving just how cold it really was.

Denver experienced record lows, plummeting to a bone-chilling -24 degrees overnight. Sub-zero temperatures are expected to stick around in many places around the state today as well.

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