Monday, January 21, 2013

Farewell to frost?


The sun came out yesterday, and everything it touched was transformed with a million glittering diamonds. Winter still flaunted its iron-fisted grip in the shadows, though. Our weather is supposed to return to more normal patterns tomorrow. I will miss the magical beauty of this cold spell, if not the frozen footing in my riding arena nor the bucket brigade to keep the sheep in water!

When I downloaded the photo above from yesterday, I found photos I took on Sabbath when I was out walking Lance. This long-needled conifer is at the NW corner of our property, and has grown tremendously in the nearly 17 years we've lived here. These photos will probably be my final homage to hoarfrost this season – but then again, only a fool would try to predict the weather. :-)
 

That's it for today from . . .

8 comments:

Cloverleaf Art and Fibre said...

Very beautiful, Michelle. Much prettier than the frost forming on the inside of my windows tonight -- it is SO cold here. I am very grateful for a cozy home and lots of wool.

Barbara Chace said...

I will miss the frost. Everything looked so pretty.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Your frosty farm pics have been so nice!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Wow! I don't think I've ever seen hoarfrost on a tree like that before.

shelly hancock said...

Hoho! The conifer needles look like feather dusters!

Kelly said...

I LOVE these!!!!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Michelle,

Your frosty photos are gorgeous! It is so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely. I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello.

C-ingspots said...

Beautiful shots Michelle!! Hasn't it just been magical looking? I"ve been loving it!!!