Wednesday, November 12, 2014

After the Frost

No, I'm not going to show you pictures of all my mushy plants. In fact, no photos of plants at all.

This morning when I got up and took a look outside I couldn't help noticing that my little water feature in the Folly, the creation of talented artist Barbara Sanderson of Glass Gardens Northwest, was still running, but the rocks at the base were encased in ice. I've been meaning to turn it off just long enough to clean all the leaves out of it, but haven't done that yet, due to laziness and a lack of enthusiasm. The result was a fascinatingly knobby layer of ice.








These photos were taken this afternoon, with temperatures now above freezing. It looks like we're going to be stuck in this cold weather till next Monday, so it'll be this way for a while. Does anyone want a Scotch on the rocks?

19 comments:

  1. Brrrrrrr. That does look cold. Pretty though!

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  2. No scotch on the rocks here but the water feature does look cool iced up a bit like that. Hope the cold snap there eases off soon!

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  3. So cool. I'm already over it, though. Too damn cold for this Oregonian.

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  4. We didn't freeze last night, so no pretty ice pictures for me, therefore I am enjoying yours! Tonight's forecast however, appears to be very different. We'll see what actually happens.

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  5. Lovely photos Alison, much better than mushy plants.

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  6. You've shown the ultimate in water features. Pretty.

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  7. Very cool, prettier than a bunch of mushy plants which I will probably have by Friday.

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  8. Oh goody...laziness does have its rewards.

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  9. Ouch! I guess the forecasters weren't exaggerating...

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  10. Great photos. Sorry to hear about the mush.

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  11. Pretty ice! I'm more in the mood for something warm. Hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps and whipped cream flavored vodka. Hot apple cider with caramel flavored vodka...Oh just start the fireplace and pass the bottle of vodka! I want to sleep through this miserable cold snap and wake up when it's warmer again!

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  12. Very pretty! Hope your cold spell doesn't last too long.

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  13. What a lovely effect it has created. Hope your cold snap doesn't last too long Alison.

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  14. no scotch now, but likely some along with sympathy next spring.............

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  15. Wow - fantastic effect... it almost makes that cold weather worth while ! We are still waiting for our first real frost here in the UK. It's been an odd year anyway (sunny and warm, totally alien for us !) but we have usually had frosts by this point in the year.

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  16. The ice is beautiful but I too am sad to see the mushy plants.

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  17. The water feature is beautiful and the ice looks like a wreath around it. It really sparkles! Yes, I would like a Scotch on the Rocks...and that's all I'm sayin' about that!

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  18. Oh I missed these pictures of the ice!! even if it´s not good for some plants (or for our safety if we step on it), ice fascinates me. I love when it has weird shapes. Now you have an ephemerous ice garden!

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