When I look at the images below I can feel the crunch of the frosty grass beneath my feet.
I enjoy the patterns and textures of early morning frost coating the grass in the sheep field.
The presence of hoar frost on a web unfailingly evokes in me a sense of awe.
But not all of the spiders’ work is expressed in sublime artistry. These efforts, on the light beside the front porch, resemble more the frayed hem of a sweater!
And this suggests, perhaps, a younger spider learning to abseil.
We often think of frost patterns as being geometric, crystalline, in shape, but that is not always the case. Sometimes cloud-like, landscape forms produce quite an ethereal effect.
Another roof and another pattern, created this time by a sharp overnight frost on the tiles of a garage roof opposite.
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.
On this occasion the title says all that needs to be said.
I know this is an odd time to be presenting this picture, but it happens to be a particular favourite of mine that somehow managed to get overlooked in earlier selections.
Frost on Clematis
A carpet of snow, a sharp overnight frost, a light fog and, eventually, bright sunshine combined to make this a dream morning for picture taking. The fog created soft focus images and the sunshine produced a clear blue sky to contrast with the frost on the trees.
- Frost on Bamboo leaves
Here, in the heart of the UK, it has been a mild winter to date with only the odd flurry of snowflakes and very little frost. The frost pictures shown today and in the next few days were taken in 2010/2011.
- Cold and frosty morning
See also Frost on Bamboo leaves, Hoar frost on berries, Frosty morning 3