Monday, January 18, 2010

hoarfrost.


Someone painted pictures on my
Windowpane last night --
Willow trees with trailing boughs
And flowers, frosty white,

And lovely crystal butterflies;
But when the morning sun
Touched them with its golden beams,
They vanished one by one."

- Helen Bayley Davis


We have been waking up to this the past few mornings.


I walk outside in wonder each morning, camera in hand, no shoes no coat, watching the sun hit the crystals. As the wind blows the sky fills with a thick sparkling fog.


Wow.

11 comments:

Sam said...

Unbelievably beautiful! I can't believe the long crystals that grew!

Jodi Anderson said...

I think that this is the one upside to the winter humidity.

Down by the river, we get a lot of hoar frost but I'm too often too lazy to go down there and capture the shots early. It's like a race with the sun.

Beautiful shots, Denise.

Carin said...

Wow indeed! Truly beautiful (seriously, no shoes? Brr!)

Sarah said...

We had hoarfrost on Christmas morning. It was so beautiful.

Sarah said...

simply beautiful...

ladybug-zen said...

wow! indeed, Denise. beautiful!!!

Thomasin said...

Sometimes I am truly grateful for our weather--I wouldn't have missed seeing this week's frost for anything! Gorgeous. You captured some beautiful images!

Lisa Anne said...

Beautiful photography, thank you so much for sharing.

RootsAndWingsCo said...

That is sooo cool! Beautiful!
Rebecca of the R&W Gals

Tara said...

Beautiful pictures!

jane said...

these images are beautiful. warm hugs!