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Saturday, 10 January 2009

Jack Frost's sugar sprinkles

January 2009 – Garden report:

It's been a cold week; I wouldn't say extremely cold but temperatures have hovered around zero for over a week and the ground is permanently rock hard. Over the past few days we have been enveloped in a shroud of dense cold fog and magically this has resulted in some amazing frosting on the trees and plants.

The weeping silver birch has become a shimmering white curtain of frosted twigs . . .


holly leaves are artfully edged in white crystals . . .


archways, obelisks and bare twigs come into their own and make a winter theatre set to wander through . . .


which is great fun if you're wearing the right headgear!

4 comments:

  1. The frost makes everything look so beautiful.

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  2. The frost covering everything is so pretty.It makes the Holly look sugar coated for sure.

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  3. How exquisite, I can't imagine how it must feel to crunch across that frosty lawn and have that white tinsel everywhere. Tomorrow is forecast to be 41C here in Adelaide, Australia!

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  4. lovely to look at, cold to hold :) how are the ladies handling the cold?

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