frosty morns

northern sea oats

Just when everything was beginning to look slightly bedraggled, along came Jack Frost with his pot of ice crystals. See how each seed head on the Northern sea oats is outlined with icy edges.

icy fallen leaves

Even something as mundane as fallen leaves on the driveway takes on a shimmering beauty.

frosted Ceanothus

The tiny leaves of the Ceanothus could pass for a courtier’s embroidered frock.

Phlomus leaves

The leaves of Phlomus.

weeping Norway spruce

This is what I think Christmas should look like.

frozen bird bath

This reminds me: I’d better get out there with some warm water to help the birds out…suet & seed already in place. But before I do, let me direct you to Linda’s site. She has posted some stunning frost photos the last couple of days.

12 thoughts on “frosty morns

  1. Deborah~I sure missed it when I lived in LA & San Diego.
    I tried to track back to visit your site, but got a message about it being a malicious site. I know for a fact that it isn’t, but hope you revisit here to see what’s happening.

  2. You’ve had some spectacular frost. I think your slight elevation makes the difference, though it did get pretty frosty here in the lowlands, too. I also think you’re right about what Christmas looks like. And it looks like you have the perfect makings for your personal Christmas card using that image!

  3. Still no major frost sightings down here, and I’d hate to think what our wimpy SoCal garden would look like after one of these mornings! I scooter in to work and have whined loudly as the temps dropped in the higher 30s. I think I’d wither just like the plants if the dropped ten degrees more! Stay warm.

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