As a gardener I dislike the frost because it prevents me getting any tasks done but I love the way frost adds completely new character to the plants. The simplest bare stem or branch can come to life when the low sun catches a rim of frost.
As a photographer I dislike the frost as it makes my fingers hurt with cold deep down into the joints but I love the way light and frost adds a magical element not present at any other time. I find my fingerless thermal gloves a great help.
Grasses, when frosted create line drawings. My eye and camera lens are drawn to them on every frosty day.
Looking out into the garden on bright frosted days, the low morning light creates special moments as it catches the seed heads of perennials.
In our frosted garden artefacts, ornaments and objects take on a new life. The copper obelisk looks black against the whiteness and it sports a delicate white coating. My next post will be about others.
8 replies on “The Frosted Garden – Part One”
Love your shots – beautiful. And, the red berries pop right off the page. Gorgeous!
Thanks Judy! It was a brilliant time to take photos.
Frosty days can can really highlight bits of nature that might otherwise be left unseen. Nice images.
Frost on plants grabs our attention like a spotlight glowing on them.
These captures are truly glorious! Margie
Many thanks Margie.
These are just stunning – makes the cold worthwhile!