Monday, 23 January 2017

Frost

As I said last week, we don't get a lot of snow here so when we do get some I have to go out and photograph it straight away so that I can share it.  We do get a few more really heavy frosts, but they cannot be guaranteed these days, so I also have to run out and photograph the frost quickly too!

This results in a slight overload of photos, but it means that I have more to share with you so these are the follow on from the ones I showed you on Friday, with some mosaics so that I can take part in Mosaic Monday - more of that at the end.


This (above) is the result of two days of frost, it is very thick and crusty isn't it!


The sage always gets a good thick coating of frost because the leaves are slightly hairy and they catch more moisture to freeze.  It makes for great photos!



The grass isn't so exciting to look at, but you can see how cold it is when the grass freezes.




Everything looks very chilly doesn't it!  I do like that we have so many evergreens in our garden though as they do add to the garden all year round and I am grateful for that!


As you can see it was very frosty in the garden although some of this was the result of two days of frost one after the other and no melting or defrosting in between.  I love the way that frost decorates everything with that look of icing sugar sprinkled around.

Nature really is an amazing thing isn't it, and it creates such great beauty for us all to enjoy!

Thank you as always Maggie for hosting Mosaic Monday, you can find the other posts over at Maggie's lovely blog Normandy Life.

Amy

40 comments:

  1. what stunning photos! We get very little frost here. Down south 9Cardrona in the South Island) it is snowing at the moment! It is summer....

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  2. Our garden has been getting whiter and whiter each day with yet another frost. It looks like snow. Great photos. x

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  3. Dear Amy
    Lovely photos. It is a times like these that evergreens and the stems of perennials are really appreciated, isn't it?
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  4. We haven't had too many frosts this year but there was an overnight frost last night, it's rather chilly this morning to say the least. Your photos are lovely, the frost does make a good subject for photography.

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  5. Lovely photos.....Jack Frost has really been creative in your garden!
    Happy mosaic Monday!

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  6. Oh My!!! What beautiful winter pictures; my favorite is the second one♡♡♡
    We had first little snow fall toady but haven't piled up; I wished to take pictures of "snow scene' but not realized p;-)

    Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  7. great pictures. your hands must be cold. mine are, that's why I don't make too much pictures outside :)

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  8. All of your pictures really are so very pretty. Happy new week!

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  9. Beautiful pictures. Nature amazes me too.

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  10. beautiful! we are expecting some "snow" but unfortunately there will be sleet and rain so it might not look pretty. I'll take it though :)

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  11. Pretty photos! We're getting a lot of rain today but it is supposed to turn to snow this evening. The kids are hoping for a snow day tomorrow or at least a delay :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Colletta

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  12. You've captured the look and feel of a frosty day perfectly with these wonderful images, Amy. What beautiful mosaics you have created with them. I wonder if the sage will survive such a hard frost?
    Yesterday at the beach we saw frost on sand! First time ever I've seen that in 20 years.
    So glad to have your company once again on Mosaic Monday, have a fab week.

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  13. The leaves look strange covered with frost, it seems that they are very hairy, lol ! Today it's a bit warmer here, but the sun has disappeared !

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  14. I LOVE your photos! So beautiful. I must admit if there is a frost or early morning dew I try to hop out and take pictures. There is something magical about a frost - or maybe it's all those stories about Jack Frost I read when I was a child lol

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  15. Definitely a frosty look, stay warm.

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  16. Super frosty images especially the really crusty leaves!

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  17. Beautiful photos we have had such a mild winter this year there has not been a lot of "Winter" weather to take photos of.

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  18. great photos Amy, there is something quite magical about frost on leaves. We've been having a lot of very heavy frosts but I haven't taken any photos as its too blooming cold to go outside to do so!!!
    Keep warm!
    Gill xx

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  19. Beautiful Amy!
    I'm happy that Jack Frost visits us during Winter too - he kills off the unwanted pesky bugs!
    Stay warm and cosy.
    Shane x

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  20. Brrrrr. I wish we had more snow. Im not a fan of our 40 degree weather and rain in january! I think of that as March weather. I love snow in jan and feb. Your photos are so interesting!

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  21. What a lovely lot of frosty images. Although we don't get many here, when we do I find them fascinating for the wonderful patterns they also make on plants, spider webs & our pond. Thanks. Take care.

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  22. We haven't had a good frost for a while here, it seems like the weather is upside down with it being so frosty in the south and just cold and foggy further north. These are lovely photos.

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  23. Lovely set of photo's..
    Amanda xx

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  24. Lovely photos Amy. The frost does make the garden magical.

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  25. i love the frost. we have not been cold enough for frost. we had a tons of rain today. windy too. i know we need rain but i always wonder why we have to have wind too. it doesn't do well together, 'causes not great driving weather, accident, etc. have a blessed week. ( ;

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  26. Gosh those are pretty pictures. Of course, I am feeling a little chilly now. =D

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  27. Mother Nature is indeed amazing. Frost is so beautiful. This reminds me I have some frosty photos from November that I've never posted. Will keep them in mind for a future MM post.

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  28. Beautiful photos, Amy! Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Love the second one. Stay warm!

    -Soma

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  29. SO pretty!
    You captured the beauty of winter perfectly.
    Now have a cozy evening, my friend. : )

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  30. stunning pictures of frost covered plants..

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  31. They are so pretty! I have a frosty post almost ready to put up too, but our frost wasn't as heavy as yours.

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  32. Beautiful, thick frost. I wonder if the plants will survive. Stay cozy and warm!

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  33. It all looks so beautiful Amy! And what great shots! I think you could make prints of some of these and frame them. So pretty!

    Blessings on your week ahead my dear Friend! xoxo

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  34. Hello from Idaho stop in from Gattina. That looks like one heavy frost. We have still have quite a bit of snow.
    If you fine the time stop in for a cup of coffee.

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  35. i think people who love nature and spend time with it are so lucky because they live in the true meaning of living and stay close to their creator .
    i loved these hugs of snow to the land and gardens !
    you captured them amazingly friend!
    thank you for sharing the beauty of your land .

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  36. Frost is so pretty. I had a pretty clump of pineapple sage that got severely frosted and never recovered so have replanted in a slightly more sheltered spot.

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  37. Amy, Thanks for sharing your frost photos. They are lovely. We had very similar frost this week with overcast skies. Sylvia D.

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  38. There is something quite lovely about frost and you got some great shots!

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  39. Nice frosty shots! Love the thick frost on the sage leaves. We haven't had much snow in my area this winter, and no frost either. Lacking in photo opportunities.

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