Monday, December 27, 2010

Jack Frost

As winter settles in across the country, our temperatures here in Vicksburg dipped down into the high teens last night. This morning our plants and flowers were covered in a heavy frost, and I couldn't resist venturing out with my camera (thank goodness for my duck hunter husband's heavy jacket — I was warm and toasty, except for my hands).

After basking in warm temperatures in the 60s just days ago, my poor pansies were shivering under their coating of frost (you can click on the pictures to enlarge them to see the ice crystals up close, if you'd like).

Even our waterfall was feeling the effects of the cold, creating its first icicles of the season ...


Some of the leaves on our hollies looked like crystal ...

Viewing the world through my camera lens opens up a whole new world sometimes, and here is what I saw as I zoomed in on the layer of frost covering our cobalt gazing ball ...

I could see the individual ice crystals which reminded me of snowflakes.

I hope winter is being kind to you wherever you live. I'm afraid Jack Frost is going to be nipping at our noses — and a lot more — for quite a while.

4 comments:

Stacey said...

Brrr! Winter settles in here about now too. January and February can be very cold. We're ready though...after we enjoy a few warmer days this week. :)

Tonja said...

It has been so cold here, too. I don't like it, but...the frost on the flowers and leaves really is beautiful, isn't it?

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
I'm ready for spring! LOL

Don't think I could live where it is really cold!

Your photos are so pretty!

Deb said...

it is cold and damp here today in Texas...we were 80 on the first day of winter...it was bitterly cold and raining Christmas Eve...I'm already looking forward to spring....