Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Following the snow...

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

Amy

63 comments:

  1. Brrr-r-r-r, your photos certainly show the freezing cold weather we are experiencing at the moment. It was minus 7 when I drove to work yesterday morning. It was the sort of day I wished that I didn't have to go to work so I could get out and about with my camera. xx

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  2. Pretty photos! The frost and snow makes everything look lovely I think.
    Marianne x

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  3. I love your photos. You're right - we need the cold weather and it makes a nice change from the rain. We had some snow at the weekend but it didn't last long.

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  4. It does look like icing sugar frosting. Frost makes everything look so pretty x

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  5. it's freezing here in Austria too. Makes it really hard to get out of bed and get to work every morning! ;-) I really long for spring. I'm not made for that cold weather...

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  6. A hard frost is good for the garden killing off lots of pests and nasties frost is so pretty good photos :-)

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  7. You 'see' so well with your camera Amy. Lovely photos, especially the frosty lamb's ears.

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  8. Beautiful frosty pictures. You are definitely colder than us. It has been cold here but no frost yet sadly. I will just have to enjoy your garden. Barbara xx

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  9. Lovely photos of your frosty garden, Amy. It's a pleasant change - sort of - from all the rain!

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  10. Such beautiful wintery photos, the temperatures have dropped here and we do have frost first thing but it is not lasting long.

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  11. Seems like winter has finally arrived. Stay warm and take care.

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  12. What magnificent photos. As cold as it is, it is such a nice change to the constant rain we have had for the past few months.

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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  13. Such lovely photos of the frost, my post is similiar todayx

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  14. Brrrr.... lovely photos, I love how the frost looks almost edible xx

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  15. Beautiful frosty pictures Amy! We rarely get frost like that here. Love the look of it on the plant leaves though. Your daffodils are so pretty.
    We had a drop in temperature earlier this week too. It went from 3C on the weekend to -18C! This morning it's warmed up to -8C but the snow has pretty much melted away. A disappointing winter with lack of cold temps and lack of snow.
    Wendy

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  16. Lovely pictures. We've been lucky and have had no snow and very limited frost.

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  17. Fab pictures of Jack Frost's work. Have to admit, I love winter weather, which I'm told makes me a chionophile.

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  18. Beautiful frosty photos. Our grass is rather long too; I can't wait until it is dry enough to cut. Stay warm. xx

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  19. Wonderful photos, Amy! We've not had frost here, but we are living in the English Riviera, ta-da! Went out this morning for coffee in Torquay with husband, son and grandson and sat overlooking Torquay harbour, with blue sky and sunshine making the setting look as if it were summer, and then had a walk around the harbour and in the sunshine it was mild. It was only in the shade that it was chilly and then it was several degrees above zero.
    Margaret P

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  20. Ooh, your photos are fabulous, I've come out in goose bumps! :-) xx

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  21. Jack Frost was at work, wasn't he?!
    Beautiful!

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  22. Lovely photos Amy! We are back to normal (grey, rainy and windy)... sigh. x

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  23. Lovely frost pictures. It seems like forever ago that I was wondering when that first frost would come and end all of my plants for another season. Oh, and love that pumpkin!

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  24. Those sage photos are PURE ART!!!!

    Mr. Pumpkin looks quite content to stay out in the garden.

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  25. I love frosty photo's! It certainly has been chilly this week, but it looks like milder weather is on it's way :)

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  26. Your frosty photos are beautiful Amy! It is -5 here today, warmer than yesterday, but the wind makes it feel like -14 so I'm staying inside.

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  27. Yes nature is beautiful in any season. It hasn't been too bad for us. We've been staying in the 40's. Eager for Spring.
    xx Beca

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  28. The frost makes things so beautiful. Thanks for sharing these photos.

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  29. Cold here too, but no frost. Your little dog looks like he's enjoying himself. We're due a warm-up and some rain, I think I prefer the cold.

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  30. I've been hedge-laying today. It was -6 when we started! So not surprised to see your icy pics :o) xx

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  31. Lovely photos Amy...it was -5 when I left for work at 0730 in Sussex. Brrrr.

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  32. Love those 'sugar coated leaves'.

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  33. A super collection of frosty photos! Our bird bath hasn't thawed for days and days - the birds just peck at the remains of the snow on the surface.

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  34. Lovely photos -- frost is such a gorgeous creation.

    I won't tell you how cold it's been here the past few days...okay, I will.. -18C with the wind-chill and since the winds were gusting at 60km/h, it really did feel like -18C! Still, not as cold as last winter. Happily, it's warmer today and will stay that way for a bit.

    Every day is closer to spring <-- I tell myself that so as to hold onto my sanity ;) xo

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  35. Wonderful photos Amy ! It is very cold here to and snowy with the odd pop of sunshine ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  36. Yes, Amy I would say it looks like sugar. Beautiful photos.

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  37. Great photos Amy. That sage is amazing. I'm glad to be making a blanket at the moment, it's turned very cold again. x

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  38. Super selection of photo's Amy.
    I love being out and about on a cold, frosty and sunny day.

    All the best Jan

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  39. I de iced my car three times today! but I love the combination of blue skies and cold weather. Great pictures. Jo x

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  40. Good thing that the cold days do not last as it would do such a number on your plants. I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful photos of frost.

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  41. It has got cold. Or maybe it's just worse because we're not used to it.

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  42. They look so cold, but so beautiful.

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  43. So pretty!! Have a great night!!

    Blessings
    ,Jill

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  44. Probably a hoar frost,Amy...
    Great pics!
    How you doing?
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  45. Oh I am waaay too warm and toasty in our icky humid summer weather. I'd like some cold right now!

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  46. Your photos are wonderful. I love the cold and wish we had more of it where I live...I'll be back.

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  47. Wow, you got some great frosty fotos! For some reason we don't have frost too often here. I don't know why. We're in a super rainy period. Can't wait for spring! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  48. Such lovely photos, Amy! Nature always amazes me - so beautiful in every season. We are in a warm and rainy spell right now, but I am not complaining. I'm sure we'll have some cold again soon. Enjoy your frosty mornings! Hugs xo Karen

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  49. It was very frosty here this morning but as you say, it's supposed to warm up again from tomorrow. The frost makes everything look so pretty though and I love the little dog in your garden, I've seen it on your previous posts and meant to comment on it but forgot.

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  50. I've never noticed fences steaming in the sun before, makes sense though as they warm up. I've noticed when I finish a run and I'm stretching out that I have steam coming off me. Very attractive lol.

    Beautiful photos, I love frosty mornings. Much better than wet ones. And less muddy for dog walking too!

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  51. .....such pretty pictures Amy and big hello from me to you!
    D x

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  52. We are warm and toasty here thanks Amy, not as cold in Torbay as the rest of the country so no real frosty pics for me to take, I have enjoyed yours though.

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  53. What gorgeous photos Amy! That frost turned it all so magical. ;) xoxo

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  54. What beautiful frosty photos! You are right, some of them do look like a sugar coating. Will it kill all those plants? It's still very cold here - 25F today - but no huge snowfalls for us lately. So I guess I should be thankful for that!

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  55. Amy, your photos are always wonderful. But your frost photos are positively magical! Would love to be in your garden right now!

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  56. We had frost to, but not near as extensive as yours. Love your photos.
    Meredith

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  57. I do love the sight of frosty crystals on leaves and plants, and your pictures are really beautiful Amy. It looks like the fairies could be dancing around your garden. xx

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  58. What gorgeous photos. I love frosty photos. We had hoar frost here on Wednesday and my couldn't seem to get enough of it as I stared in wonder.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend.
    Brenda

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  59. Lovely pictures Amy, the frost looks so pretty. Your pumpkin is fab xx

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