Iced

We had our first deep frost of the season yesterday morning. Temperatures fell below freezing as the sky cleared. There was also a full moon which looked spectacular, glowing yellow behind the branches as I looked out of the window.

I had time to take a couple of photographs of leaves on my walk into work. This one – which was lying on the pavement (sidewalk) looked so pretty. I was in too much of a rush to get into work on time to take any more photographs, which was a pity as roof tops and paths, and trees and other plants looked so pretty with their glittering coating of sparkly ice.

It feels rather perverse to be so pleased to see icy weather but – as well as offering some interesting photo opportunities – there seems to be something in the British psyche which welcomes ‘proper’ cold weather in Winter; the sort of Winters we used to have before the mild grey ones took over.

I spoke to many people yesterday and most were happy to be greeted with the cold bright day. There were also many more people out walking locally, enjoying the bracing – but very bright – weather.

42 thoughts on “Iced

  1. Very pretty! I do like ice crystals, there is always such an array of forms πŸ™‚
    We, unfortunately didn’t see last night’s moon, which was supposed to be partially eclipsed.. too much cloud and mist swirling about.

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    1. Thank you Lu! Ice crystals are fascinating aren’t they? Don’t think we’ll be getting any more frost for a while; the sky has just darkened dramatically and we are in for lots of rain – and storms during the week. There was too much cloud down here too last night but I got a couple of interesting (and mysterious) shots of the moon the night before. Will post this week πŸ™‚

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  2. I love summer – and am longing for the next….. – but the cold winter can be nice – in photographs πŸ˜‰ ! This is a great abstract shot! So ice-cold and well composed!

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  3. Excellent ! Ice and frost can create such wonderful opportunities for creative expression, whether it is photography or what you say as to try to scrape the car windows, on the inside.

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    1. Thank you David. Yes – Winter is certainly here now! I was blasted with icy rain and blustery wind whilst walking home from work this evening – and more is on the way. Brrrrr indeed πŸ™‚

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  4. What a stunning picture, absolutely beautiful! We still haven’t had a proper frost or snow up here in Edinburgh (every other town around us has though!). I can’t wait for one of those frosty clear mornings.

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    1. Thanks very much Kieran! Gosh: I’m surprised you haven’t had any snow or frost up in Edinburgh yet. I guess Edinburgh gets a little protection from the elements arriving from the West – just as London does.

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      1. I think Kieran is still holding out for a good old dumping of snow – as per last year. It did snow on Saturday morning – and held out for almost a full day – but as Kieran said – we still haven’t had a “proper” snow πŸ˜‰

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  5. A delightful shot and crisp capture in every sense of the word. It also makes me glad I live where I do. I don’t think I could hack a British winter these days.

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    1. Thank you Calvin. Ooh, it was cold that morning! It’s not easy but I do like the things associated with keeping warm: log fires; warm scarves and hats; blankets; hot toddies πŸ™‚

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  6. Beautiful image, I love the crispness πŸ™‚ I hope that you’ll have a white Christmas, we will probably for the first time in years have a green Christmas ! Think I will have a talk with the winter God and see if he can blow some snow our way πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Carola. It looks as if snow is headed our way tonight and tomorrow as a result of strange things happening with the jetstream. The Christmas forecast looks mild and grey, but you never know! So it’s milder this year for you too? Interesting.

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    1. Thank you! I know what you mean: our Autumn and Winter has been incredibly mild overall and has felt quite strange but it’s been good not to have to use so much energy to heat the house.

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