Artefacts, ornaments, sculpture and collected objects all come to life with a coating of frost. When the garden takes on its bare look of winter these items gain extra significance . Some are completely hidden during the growing months and we can appreciate them anew as leaves fall and greenery dies down.
In “The Stumpery” in our front garden, which could well be the world’s smallest stumpery featuring only one stump, a rusted iron sculpture based on ferns is given new life when rimmed with frost.
In “The Beth Chatto Border” our sundial and terracotta oil jars are given extra texture detail with a cold white coating.
Lanterns hang throughout the garden some from arches and some on their own stands like shepherds’ crooks.
Chicken sculptures abound as you might expect!
And finally a look at a piece made in hammered sheet copper by our daughter, Jo. The frost hides its shine, intensifies its texture and calms its colours.
12 replies on “The Frosted Garden – Part Two”
The oil jars add a lovely quality to your garden.
Your frost pictures are wonderful, and, of course, I love the chicken sculptures. We get frost before the snow arrives and after that it is just a bed of snow until April. We miss all this beauty so thanks for sharing.
No snow for us yet this winter and I hope we don’t get any. I much prefer frosty days.
i very like the picture, another fall season…keep take photos..
Wonderful series of frost and winter garden photography. If the weather forecast for the end of the week is correct your camera may well be busy!
Thanks for your comments Karen. Frost certainly looks on the cards again.
I always miss the photo opportunities of frost: delightful pictures!
We are due another bout of frost this week so we shall be white over once again after a few days off.
Lovely photos. really like the ones from ‘The Stumpery’.
It’s very mild here at the moment and we are frostless!
Thanks Val. The sculpture in the stumpery sits comfortably among the real ferns in the summer and then comes into its own in winter.
It seems as if the plants are covered in glass beading – Nature can be a very clever seamstress!
Indeed the drops do look like clear glass beads.