Friday, 12 December 2008

From one day to another...

All bar the last two, these photos were taken just one day after the other at Rodden Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Frome. I'm dedicating this post to Evie (I know teasel is a favourite of hers) www.sunnysideup.blogspot.com my friend in America who is battling with ice storms and allsorts at the moment in the very chilly state of New York. May your days soon be warmer Evie! (-:
Both days here were cold and crisp, but on Saturday there was no frost, Sunday morning was full of frost which made for quite a different scene, so I decided to take some duplicate photos.... Notice the different colour background on this teasel shot.
This first photo (above) could almost have been taken in summer, but was just the day before.
Lush looking Rosehips above and then frozen the next day.OK, I cheated a bit on this one, the first photo was taken at the end of September when this horse chestnut was just on the turn.Then taken last Sunday in its denuded state. Still beautiful!

10 comments:

Shellmo said...

I think I'd like to make a bouquet w/ that teasel! Lovely photos!

Jenny said...

Hi Shelley, do you get teasel over there? It would indeed make a great bouquet.

Roy said...

This is a wonderful Post Jen and dedicated to a great person. Keep warm and safe Evie.

Mary said...

Wow...what a comparison! One day can make a big difference! I hope you don't mind, but I tagged you in my blog for a meme on "the 5 greatest joys I find in nature". If you don't wish to do it, that's fine :-)

Eve said...

OH THANK YOU JENNY!!
I saw the little picture of the teasel on the side of my blog for your new post and I got all excited to go see it and then HOW SWEET OF YOU!!
This post is so great. You did such a great job on the no frost/frost pictures! Wonderful afterthought! I love that horse chestnut tree. I just have a love of trees that are a bit different than the rest!
Thank you so much.
Well, I feel lucky to be spared the storm. My cousin Julie in Maine is dealing with this bad weather. New England was devestated by this storm and I know exactly what they are going through and it will take many days to get back to normal. Our BIG ice storm was Jan. 8 1998 and you can still see the damage to the trees. Many new trees were planted since then and things look pretty good. I really feel for the people who are without power and my thoughts and prayers go out to them. Many new bonds will be developed through this strife and it'll all work out in the end.
Thnaks Jenny Wren!

Eve said...

I mean...

Thanks Jenny Wren!!

Was typing a little too fast! And of course I didn't notice it til after I hit "publish"

;-)

Thanks Roy!!

Jenny said...

Hi Roy, Thanks and I think so too.

Hi Mary, thanks for thinking of me, I shall put my two brain cells together and try to sort something out! (-:

Hi Evie, your very welcome. Hope the weather is improving over there for you and the many others in difficulty.

Quiet Paths said...

A very delightful post here, Jenny. I love the rosehips the best. They look so, SO red. We have quite a few in our garden. Are you all ok oer there; heard about a torrential storm in SW UK.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful. Thistle is one of my favorites too. so this was a special treat.. thanks so much for sharing.

Jenny said...

Hi Christine, wrote you and e-mail re our floods. All OK here thanks for thinking of me.

Hi Stacey, thanks for stopping by my blog. They are much nicer bare in winter than when they're flowering in summer I think! (-: