Thursday, January 8, 2009

Frost pictures

Tuesday morning we stopped by the building site to see the pool room drywall. It was a sunny morning and we couldn't help tromping around and enjoying one last look at the fields and forest before heading back to the asphalt and brown grass of Detroit. Everything sparkled with feathery frost and I attempted to capture some of it. The above photo is my favorite, it's a paper wasp nest we found in the scrub. I loved it's striated greys and the frosty edges. Here are some other pictures of Dog Hill covered in frost:
The fields of the property are over-run with invasive spotted knapweed.
The purple flowers are pretty for a short time in the summer but then
it becomes a scratchy menace. It was nice to see it covered with the finest feathery frost. Curly dried grasses with more feathery frost
Sumac bark (from a dead bush) covered in lichen and then a layer of frost
Morning sun shining on feathery frost on a boulder
Autumn olive berries turned into raisinsStaghorn sumac
Sparkling autumn olive branch
Some twigs and a stump covered in frost

5 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What stunning pictures! I particularly like the second photo! Beautiful!

Cheers,

Rosa

ann~vintage whisper said...

gorgeous pictures of your property...i just found your blogs and they are wonderful, a treat to view, thank you!

Linda said...

The feather frost is breath-taking!

I have recently spent some very pleasant moments reading your blog and watching your house being built. What a great way to document everything. Your land is beautiful!

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

Oh my gosh I love the pictures of the frost!

TavoLini said...

wow--these pictures are incredible! It almost makes me forget how chilly it must have been ;)