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!


11 comments:

Jeanie said...

Your frost photos are simply stunning, Carola. I look at them in awe!

Happy New Year!

Elephant's Child said...

As I swelter and melt in humid heat I am so grateful for the chilly elegance of this post. Megathanks.

krishna said...

oh no!! almost frozen..:O

My name is Erika. said...

Awesome frost. What texture it makes. :)

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Tolle Fotos sind das Carola! Bei uns ist es die letzen beiden Nächte auch wieder gefroren. Aber tagsüber scheint wenigstens mal wieder die Sonne. Eine Wohltat nach diesen trüben Tagen.
Ich wünsche dir einen guten Start ins neue Jahr und fürs neue Jahr viel Gesundheit, Glück und Zufriedenheit!

Liebe Grüße
Renate

Sue (this n that) said...

Hello Carola, my goodness those beautiful photographs of the frosted flowers and foliage are so gorgeous. The detail that you've captured is incredible. Great work! :D)

seabluelens said...

Beautiful macro photography, Carola! Strangely, though we've had plenty of cold weather, I haven't seen much actual frost this year. Perhaps the air is too dry. Your frost is so pretty!

Magic Love Crow said...

Stunning!! Your photos are breath taking! I love them!! Happy New Year Carola!! Wishing you many blessings for 2017!! Big Hugs!

Christine E-E said...

Oh... I so loved these photos. Have you thought about making photo cards or enlarging them to be framed? simply lovely! actually, I think these are so appealing because they are simple. Hope 2017 will be kind to you and your creativity continues.

Vagabonde said...

What stunning photographs ! Your macro lens is very good and you know how to achieve excellent pictures with it. Have a wonderful 2017!

Petra Pavlátková said...

I love those frosty coats, Carola, the icy crystals look perfect. Beautiful photos, I especially love that second photo from the top, it looks wonderfully abstract. We are amid quite cold and snowy spell at the moment, temperatures got to -15°C. I'm pleased about the snow, it makes real winter here.