Another roof and another pattern, created this time by a sharp overnight frost on the tiles of a garage roof opposite.
Monthly Archives: December 2012
The last few mornings have been cold – very cold! Brief appearances by the sun have failed to burn away a thin curtain of icy fog that has lingered throughout the day. Thick layers of frost have transformed familiar objects.
Spiders have abandoned their webs in search of more hospitable accommodation.
The iron garden gate has acquired a spiky white coat.
‘We are not interested in the unusual, but in the usual seen unusually.’ Beaumont Newhall
I pass through my garden gate several times each day. In fact, we’ve been passing acquaintances for many years! But this morning I did something I had not done before. I felt it was time I got to know my gate better and so I stopped and, I suppose, really looked at the gate for the first time. Despite its age it is in excellent shape with attractive curves, even though its joints are rusty and its skin needs more than a touch of conditioner. Clearly I have been neglectful and have not given the gate the tlc it deserves.
Nevertheless, to celebrate the occasion I took a series of photographs and will be sharing them with you today and tomorrow.