Notes from a USDA zone 5 shade garden in Southern Wisconsin.
Lovely frost! I always am tempted to apologize for phone photos, but the convenience is amazing. So many photo opportunities we would have missed just a few years ago...
Yeah, the frost was amazing. I agree about the convenience, but in low light the quality with 3 megapixels is not great. If I'd had a decent camera with me, I could have captured some landscape shots, too. The frost completely covered the hills and the trees--it was spectacular!
They're beautiful photos! We had the same hoarfrost on Monday morning, and I snapped a few pictures. The trees were especially beautiful, but I had an appointment to get to, and by the time I got back home it had all melted in my yard. Love the last photo!
Thanks, Rose. I know--it's so tempting to drop everything and just go crazy with the photos. I really wanted to drive home and grab my camera, but I had to get back to work. Frustrating!
never know when the hoar frost will strike in pretty imitations of white forsythia.
So true, Laura! It completely caught me by surprise. I think I gasped when I saw the hills and the plants covered with it. It seemed like a winter scene from a child's fantasy movie.
Thanks, Bridget. Maybe one of these days, I'll be in the right place at the right time with the right camera. ;-)
Wow these are gorgeous and an old camera phone...pretty nice!
Thanks, Donna! The last one seemed decent. If only the resolution was a little better!
Don't mind about the camera, they are beautiful, expecially the last one in my opinion.Ciao! :)
Thank you, Dona. It was so magical in person! It's such a rare occurrence, I just wish I'd had more time and a higher-resolution camera. :)
Ah, but so beautiful! Happy Valentines's Day :)
Thanks, Joey! Happy Valentine's Day to you, too!
They really are quite good, especially the last photo. That kind of frost is one not to miss. Glad you got the pics.
Thanks, Donna. It really was so pretty--covering all the hills and the plants. It looked like a winter wonderland, and the temperatures weren't very cold. So it would have been a good day for a walk, with a good camera in hand.
What cool frost! I think the pix are great! The frost looks like teeny pipe cleaners.
Yeah, I noticed the pretty scene while I was driving, and then when I got out of the car and looked closely I realized the hoar frost was so exquisitely formed.
Really beautiful. Glad you didn't miss the amazing view. Your phone took great pic. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Claudia! I'm looking forward to upgrading my camera phone, so the resolution will be better. (Or I need to have a camera in the car all the time.) But I'm glad I got to see and capture a bit of the beautiful scene. :)
You did a great job with your camera phone. I upgraded from 1 mp phone to 6 mp and it does make a difference. Impressive nonetheless.
Thank you! The new camera phones are amazing! They kind of replace the need for a separate "point and shoot" -- so you can have your high-end camera, and supplement it with a decent camera phone. Glad to hear you're enjoying yours!
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