Notes from a USDA zone 5 shade garden in Southern Wisconsin.
What a gorgeous image Beth...no words needed for such beauty!
Thank you, Donna. Frost is fabulous, isn't it? Of course, it kills plants, too, but it's pretty on plants (and leaves) that are dormant and spent.
Wordless but beautiful frosty.
Thank you. The frost was very pretty the other day, and the morning was warm so it was fun to snap a few photos.
Really beautiful photo, Beth :-)
Thank you, Cassi. I have a thing about Oak leaves. I guess, to be honest, it's a love-hate relationship. Living on the edge of an Oak forest means they are everywhere. But in their simplicity, they are stunningly beautiful.
Beautiful photo, Beth.
Thank you, Rebecca. The frost has been really pretty around here lately, and the temps have been mild so photography is still fun (not fun later in the winter). ;-)
Click on this picture and it will show with a black border. Breathtaking, but click again and look closely at the frost and you will be amazed at the beauty you never noticed was there! What could you say?
Yes, the frost is miraculous, isn't it? I should have done a series of photos zooming in on the frost. It is fun to click on the images and enlarge them to see more detail of how the ice forms. :)
That's so beautiful, Beth!
Thank you, Kylee. What a pleasant late autumn/early winter we are having!
Gorgeous! These frosted leaves remind me of something you would see in an expensive dried winter flower arrangement.
Thanks, Deb. The frost has been lovely lately, and the temperatures have been mild enough to make photography fun. I think the craft shops make a coating you can spray on leaves to make them look like frost, so your comment made me think of that. Mother Nature is an amazing artist, isn't she?
I love oak leaves and we have one in the woods across the pond. Beautiful photo... Michelle
Thank you, Michelle. I must admit my appreciation for Oak leaves started with a low bar, but I've grown to truly appreciate their graceful simplicity. Now, with maturity, I find their beauty sometimes takes my breath away. And the way Mother Nature arranges them and lights them...wow.
Such a beautiful late autumn picture which needs no words.
Thank you. I've decided to go wordless for December. There are so many magical images this time of year, but always limited time for words during the holidays. :)
your frosted oak leaf litter speaks volumes :)
Yes, they were speaking to me, that's for sure. :)
No words needed for such a gorgeous photo. Wonderful range of tones in the oak leaves.
Thank you, Pat. Mother Nature prepared the palette. I was simply in the right place at the right time. :)
Gorgeous picture...doesn't really need words! ;)
Thank you. The leaves with frost captured my attention and seemed like a worthy subject.
Such a great photo, Beth. The frost really seems to bring out the veins on each leaf.
Thank you, Tim. Frost creates amazing images wherever it nestles. :)
Absolutely beautiful. Despite our cold weather, that is not a shot that we see very much.
Thanks, Linda. True, and I haven't seen much frost at all this week. >50F on Thursday! Wow!
Very pretty shot Beth. It is a bit colder in WI than here.
Thank you, Donna. That's saying a lot, because we are having a record mild spell. I think we'll even break some records in the next few days.
I agree Beth, wordless is enough. That also makes me speechless!
I suppose it's rare for you to see frost? It's actually common here when it's cold and we don't have snow. It is a beautiful phenomenon. :)
lovely, I appreciate especially because it's very hot here. No frostiness in sight!
Hi Sue: I will be wishing I was in Australia about early February. But it has been a mild winter here so far, so I don't have much cabin fever yet. Hope you have access to a pool and air conditioning. :)
No pool, no aircon, just a spray bottle and shade. I think I must be a Luddite, a masochist or both!
The frost turns the leaves into marvelous crystalline sculptures, Beth! Seeds are indeed such wonderful things, the stuff of dreams. Planting seeds gets me through the winter.
Yes, so true Hannah. There are so many types of frost, too. My favorite to see is hoar frost, because it's so unique and we don't see it very often. Re: the seeds -- usually I don't plant many during the winter, but I do think about them quite a bit. I will be planting some Milkweed seeds in late winter this year, to try to get plants going early for later transplant outside. :)
Lovely! Lots of frosty mornings here, too, and fog, so much fog! I'm hoping to see the sun break through sometime today.
Yes, here too, Rose. The forecast is for sun the next few days. And very warm temps. Crazy. We'll have to break out the shorts! Enjoy!
A gorgeous photo--quiet and unassuming.
Thanks, Tina. The frost captured my attention and seemed like a worthy wordless subject. :)
Beautiful capture! Makes dull brown leaves into something magical.
Thanks, Jason. So many times I see Oak leaves in magical light around here. It must be something about the dappled shade ... and of course, in this case, the frost.
How fun that we both featured frosted leaves this week! Crazy weather we're having for December isn't it? It was 54 at noon, but I see we've dropped quite a bit since that wind has gained force this afternoon. Those gusts are making me shiver just listening to them.
Yes, we're thinking the same way. :) Re: the weather, yes it's crazy. Apparently we broke a record today, and possibly more on the weekend. (It was crazy windy this afternoon, wasn't it?)
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