It has turned really cold! Really very cold in fact. Monday night/Tuesday morning was the coldest night of the winter so far. We had quite a frost yesterday, so before I went out for my walk I grabbed my camera and we went for a stroll - such as a stroll might be given how cold it was - around the garden to take some photos.
Everywhere was touched with glistening white frost. It looked beautiful in the sunlight with the blue clear skies.
Some of the leaves almost appeared to have been frosted with sugar.
This sage looked incredible. The frost was really thick on this.
You can see how frosty the grass was - and how much moss we have to remove when spring comes! The grass is so long because the weather has been so warm it kept growing, but it was too wet to cut. I hope it will be OK. Grass is pretty resilient stuff so I expect that it will!
Even Mr Pumpkin had a coating of frost to sparkle in the sun. Although we put away most of our garden ornaments the pumpkin stays outside because it is so thick and doesn't gather water at all so it is fairly hardy - so far anyway!
There was some ice where water had gathered on this chair cover. I knocked it off and the lump of ice was still there in the afternoon without melting. Must have been very cold! I forgot to look at the thermometer to see what the temperature was.
I don't know if you can make it out, but the fences were steaming as the sun warmed them. You might be able to see the misty look at the top of the fence. It looks very odd indeed.
The cold weather is supposed to last today and then it will warm up again. I think it would be nicer if it stayed cold for a little longer though as we do need it!
Hope that you are warm and toasty. xx