Thursday, December 29, 2016
Chilly Nights, Frosty Mornings
We have had some gorgeous winter days here, with clear and sunny days that bring chilly nights and frosty mornings. Temperatures dip into the twenties during the night which is something we don't experience too often in our area (yes, we're quite lucky). When we get frost alerts, we usually cover our citrus trees because they don't like these low temperatures, but almost everything else will do just fine.
I went out into my garden one of these mornings to take some photos of the frost. It was rather lovely. The fence posts displayed ice crystals and even my little ceramic bird looked cold.
The plants that are around for winter were stunning with their frosty coats. The red and yellow gaillardia displayed the frost gracefully.
There were beautiful leaves that were even more gorgeous with their frozen dress.
The pineapple sage nodded gently even though it didn't take the cold too well.
There were still some seed heads of the purple coneflower standing. They were absolutely stunning this morning - I was so happy I was able to catch this with my macro.
Please stay warm, everybody!