Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Some Foliage on a Frosty Morning

We got our first frost last night, just as the weather soothsayers foretold. As a gardener and amateur photographer, it's hard to ignore what frost does to the garden.





Pin oak in eastern sun



In the fall the witch hazel leaves are my favorite. When the sun hits them, they glow like a lit lamp, and everything around them fades to black.






12 comments:

  1. With photos like these you are in danger of losing your amateur status. Love the way the frost outlines everything. We had some this morning too.

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  2. I love shadows and backlit. Frost, not so much.

    You got frost ahead of us.

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  3. Brrr. No frost in my part of town but the dew on my windshield was frozen. Beautiful shots!!

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  4. I am glad we have no frost yet, but how beautiful are the frosty oak leaves on the grass.

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  5. Beautiful photos, Alison! We had a chance of frost last night, but it passed most of us by. I'm hoping I don't have to wait too much longer...but preferably, it would occur on a weekend, so I can spend the morning taking photos...not getting ready for work...haha!

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  6. Lovely photos! Think we missed the frost over here...tonight?

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  7. As much as I love summer, it's hard to beat the colors of autumn. Love that shot of the pink oak in the eastern light. :o)

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  8. Gorgeous shots! I particularly like the morning light shining through the oak tree. While I'm glad we don't face the difficulties posed by frost, I do wish we had the foliage color changes you in colder climates get.

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  9. I'm so jealous of your witch hazel. What a beauty!

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  10. Alison, these images are wonderful! Love the warm, amber color of the leaves in the last pictures!
    I saw some frost not far from us. Our garden is surrounded by the trees and we have kind of micro climate, so there was no frost for us, yet.

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  11. Beautiful photos Alison! You've captured light, frost, and autumn colour together so well.

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  12. How lovely to see colorful foliage again as ours is all done.

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