Friday, 4 December 2009

First Frost- Brrrrrrr!

This second post on my early morning walk around Rodden Reserve is the more 'shivery' one! I guess I wasn't out long enough for my extremities to get uncomfortably numb, but it was cold enough for thermals!(-:
I've shot this scene before when there was beautiful autumn colour in those two trees. I think they're pretty beautiful nude too!This shallow area of the lake was semi frozen which gave me an opportunity for some lovely icy photos.As you can see from the following photos, there were some beautiful patterns created by the icing up around the edges.


A couple of these close ups I decided to make black and white. I'm not sure which I prefer.

How amazing the way the ice has formed around the dead stems! Beautiful!Here are some close up of the frost on flower seed heads and leaves.

These Hazel catkins have a way to go before they'll open out in February!I'll have a slightly warmer, toasty tone to my last post from Rodden Reserve.

11 comments:

Chris said...

It was probably really cold but it gave a fantastic results in term of pictures! Just gorgeous!

Steve Borichevsky said...

We haven't had a hard freeze...yet. I'm not looking forward to it.

Eve said...

These are beautiful Jenny! I love the catkins and the frosty greens. Wow it looks cold! Hope I don't get that here!!

Roy said...

Wow you certainly have had some frosty weather Jen. Love the macro shots in particular.

Rural Rambler said...

Chi-chi-chilly but beautiful! Frosts on and around the grasses, very pretty. I love the catkins too. I also like trees undressed but I ready for them to dress up for spring!

eliastaiken said...

Better late than never................

sharon said...

Really nice photos Jenny - we haven't had a really hard frost here yet, been raining too much! Love the black & white photo!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

((shiver)) I got a chill just looking at some of those pictures. Weather forecasters are predicting a cold snap here in the next 24 hours, so I'm guessing my world is going to look very similar to yours shortly!
Love your close-up shots. Very pretty.

The Early Birder said...

Brrrrrrrrrr...indeed. The B&W definitely show the ice structures in more depth Jenny.

Mary said...

Wow...these are great! I love all the icy patterns around the lake and on the grasses and such. BEautiful! You got some wonderful shots!

Quiet Paths said...

I can't believe the variety of shots you took here! What a day of patterns, textures and light. Wonderfully done, Jenny. I hope you can print and frame some of these. I really love the frost lines which the water makes.