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Monday, December 7, 2015

Baby It's Cold Outside

Well, it WAS cold outside.  Last week we had many days with temperatures that didn't get above freezing (at our house - in town the temperatures were in the upper 30s and lower 40s) so the frost never melted in our yard.  Each morning it would get frostier and frostier.  When rain was forecast for the next day I decided it was time for photos of the frost - which had grown taller every day.
Round river rocks on a table on the deck
The crystals are amazing in macro 
 This terra cotta sun hangs on the side of the house in the summer.  It was sitting on this table, waiting to go in the shed for the winter

 A plant saucer full of ice - mini ice skating rink with decorations of frost
Moss on this rock - covered in ice crystals

 Handle of the barbecue

 Close up of frost on a bottle of bubbles


 Frost hedgehogs?


25 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very cool photos -- literally and figuratively!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Hi JoAnn, those pictures are amazing and so beautiful. All those crystals look like little jewels. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Have a lovely day!
Arlette

Rose said...

These are amazing! Just simply beautiful, too.

J said...

Well, WOW! Amazing! I felt like I was browsing a science magazine. Your photos are just terrific. I adore the little hedgehogs! Too bad they can't stay permanently cute and perfect!

Peg said...

Frost just makes me want to stay inside and drink hot cocoa, but these pics make me want to go out and take another look at it! Beautiful!

Ruth W said...

Your photos are amazing! I haven't seen the frost that heavy since we lived at a lake. Gorgeous!
Ruth

Donna said...

How interesting that thick frost comes with temps like we have here...but no frost that thick here....I love your shots....nature is gorgeous.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a lovely series of images. The frost looks beautiful, it gives my goosebumps though! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your macro shots are fabulous JoAnn and indeed, frost hedgehogs!

SmilingSally said...

Hi Jo Ann,

These photos are so special that I think you should frame them. Thanks for playing today.

Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

Mary said...

JoAnn these are awesome photos - love the frosty 'hedgehogs'. Bellingham is really cold, I'm surprised!

Busy time of year - sending you warm wishes,
Mary x

Amy at love made my home said...

Your photos are incredible and very beautiful indeed!! Amazing what nature can create isn't it! xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sure looks magical. Hubby and I both looked at your photos...he liked the big sun best. Enjoy your evening and stay warm! Hugs, Diane

The Furry Gnome said...

Beautiful frost!

Jeannie Marie said...

The photos are fabulous! They are also perfect for blue monday! It's actually nice to see frosty items here in Florida!

Kay said...

I love your frost hedgehogs! These are great macro shots. I always find frost so interesting - and there certainly was plenty to be had, wasn't there? Our soils were so consistently cold I began to imagine that we had permafrost.
Our weather settled down today. The wind stopped here, too, though we had light rain throughout the day. Rain is much easier to take if it's not blasting along on fierce wind!

Maggie said...

Very spectacular!

ann said...

The ice crystals are something that we seldom see here mostly because we don't get rain this time of the year. Such gorgeous photos of the unusual transformation of normal objects.

Debby Ray said...

WOW! What absolutely stunning frosty and icey images! Your mosaics are just lovely!

Lorrie said...

Your frosty photos are wonderful. Those rocks do look like hedgehogs - so artistic!

Powell River Books said...

The forecast is for some cold weather in a week. We've had a lot of rain and wind though. At this rate our wood will last all winter without having to gather and cut more to restock in January like we usually do. - Margy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

JoAnn, those are the most beautiful photos. What beauty there is in nature when we take the time to see it up close and personal..Love it..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Candy S said...

Your pictures are fabulous JoAnn, and your collages present them beautifully. We seldom get frost as pretty as this. It either melts or snows before the frost has a chance to accumulate.... Hugs, Candy

Tom said...

Great captures...in the 50s here this week!

Julie Fukuda said...

My dad was quite a photographer. Many of his photos won prizes and his rose pictures illustrated a book. He often gave slide shows to groups and one of his shows was "The Phases and Faces of Water". He had some astonishing frost pictures that yours bring to mind. Thanks for all that beauty.