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Flying Frosted: A vine tendril clasping a few dry leaves, and it looks like an exotic flying machine.
Flying Frosted: A vine tendril clasping a few dry leaves, and it looks like an exotic flying machine.

Flying Frosted: A vine tendril clasping a few dry leaves, and it looks like an exotic flying machine.

We had a heavy fog overnight, so heavy still this morning that I couldn’t get any good photos. But once it cleared and the sun rose high enough I saw that frost had lightly coated everything, and with the angle of the sun all was outlined and sparkling with tiny white crystals.

Of course, as soon as the sun touched the frost it began to melt so I only had a few minutes to run around my back yard and get everything at the right angle, which was not possible, so I captured what I could, including the “frostbow” at the end.

Alight: Rose of Sharon pods outlined with frost and filled with sun.

Alight: Rose of Sharon pods outlined with frost and filled with sun.

Frosted Abstract: Just that.

Frosted Abstract: Just that.

Frosted: Blue Vervain stems are completely coated and look like pipe cleaners (chenille sticks).

Frosted: Blue Vervain stems are completely coated and look like pipe cleaners (chenille sticks).

Frost Flowers: Frost outlines the edges of dried calico asters.

Frost Flowers: Frost outlines the edges of dried calico asters.

Tipped: Each empty seed pod of the Monarda is topped with frost.

Tipped: Each empty seed pod of the Monarda is topped with frost.

Frostbow: My lens caught a the sun in a flare at the top left, and a rainbow at the bottom and right.

Frostbow: My lens caught a the sun in a flare at the top left, and a rainbow at the bottom and right.

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Frost

frost on table
frost on table

Frost on the Picnic Table

Sparkling frost covered everything a few mornings ago, coating the old picnic table with its pile of dry leaves with diamond dust.

In the summer I sit here for lunch to get away from the heat, and even in spring and fall I’ll carry my lunch out here to enjoy the first few or last few warm sunny days in my backyard.

The frost puts an end to that, but what a sparkling, beautiful way to go!


Frosty Tangle

frost covered plants
frost covered plants

Frosty Tangle

Frost encases everything on a clear December morning.


How’s the Frost on the Pumpkin? 2011

frost on pumpkin
frost on pumpkin

Frost on the Pumpkin

A nice closeup of frost coating one of the little pumpkins I left outside, using the dramatic angled morning light with the deep shadows and heavily hued highlights.

And while we’re at it, here’s one of those leaves in the grass. This was surprisingly hard to catch because the frost melted nearly as soon as the sun hit it. I guess it was more protected near the ground than it was higher up.

frost on leaf

Frost on Leaf


Modern Frost Art

frost on window

Frost art.

A clear night at zero degrees Fahrenheit yields an abstract design of frosted areas on the window from dense, nearly opaque areas, a translucent tracery of curlicues and curves and mysterious fine lines like a map of thought.


Frost Crystals

frost crystals on grass

Frost Crystals

Must have been some excess dampness that made these frost crystals grow in spikes along the blades of grass. Even on such a cold morning the crystals begin to melt as soon as the sun hits them. I found this patch untouched by the early morning sun, knelt in the grass until the sun came round a tree and photographed immediately; even so you can see some of the crystals have lost their sharp edges. Guess I’ll have to be a little quicker next time.


How’s the Frost on the Pumpkin?

frost on pumpkin

Frost on the Pumpkin

A nice closeup of frost coating one of the little pumpkins I left outside, using the dramatic angled morning light with the deep shadows and heavily hued highlights.

And while we’re at it, here’s one of those leaves in the grass. This was surprisingly hard to catch because the frost melted nearly as soon as the sun hit it. I guess it was more protected near the ground than it was higher up.

frost on leaf

Frost on Leaf


Frost

frost on table

Frost on the Picnic Table

Sparkling frost covered everything a few mornings ago, coating the old picnic table with its pile of dry leaves with diamond dust.

In the summer I sit here for lunch to get away from the heat, and even in spring and fall I’ll carry my lunch out here to enjoy the first few or last few warm sunny days in my backyard.

The frost puts an end to that, but what a sparkling, beautiful way to go!


‘Twas a Cold and Frosty Morning

photo of frost on grass

Frost on Grass

Frosty mornings, though typically sunny, are always cold, sometimes bitter cold, but that haze of white in the air, the way chimney smoke lingers against the horizon, in no hurry as it slowly billows away from the chimney’s silhouette, and the tiny rainbow diamond sparkles on every object make me forget the cold—like this morning as I ran around the back door with slippers and no coat photographing the beauty of a frosty morning.

photo of frosty leaf

Frost-edged Leaf

Looking closely, it coats the world in a thin rime of sparkling white as if it’s been coated in sugar; looking even closer, or seeing it on a window, you can even see the crystals.

photo of frost crystals on wood

Frost-tinged Wood

This was the first beautiful place I noticed, the wood of the railing on the steps to my deck and the way the frost outlined the grain of the wood. I applied my cross-screen filter here, though it’s barely apparent.