Friday, December 17, 2010

The other kind of white

Looking out over the neighborhood from upstairs this morning, I saw white, lots of it. No, not snow, but frost. All the roofs were covered, as were fences, lawns and cars. Magic!

The temperature was right around 32°F so I knew this wouldn’t last long. I grabbed my camera and tripod and took a quick series of photos. As I’m writing this, a couple of hours later, the frost is gone, the sun is out, and we’re having a picture postcard winter morning.

Special moments are so ephemeral.

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Pear tree leaves and dandelion in our lawn
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Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii ‘Six Hills Giant’)
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Jerusalem sage (Phlomis fruticosa)
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Lavender (Lavandula sp.)
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Miscanthus plume (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Rigoletto’)
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Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha)
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Canna Tropicanna (Canna x generalis 'Tropicanna')
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Echeveria with ice in the center (Echeveria imbricata hybrid)
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Ice on car window
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Frost on fence top

To see more photos of the gossamer beauty of frost, jump over to the site of fellow garden blogger Alan Lorence.

2 comments:

  1. We never seem to have the conditions for that cool frosted glass -- love the "Ice on car window" image!

    Also, I didn't realize 'Tropicanna' leaves were so cool! I may have to get one of those next year. =)

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  2. It's one of those things that I'd rather not happen, but if they did they do look lovely :)

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