Beauty is everywhere. All you have to do is see…
We had a hard frost the other night, the coldest it has been this year. I found the resulting crystals on everything to be quite beautiful. The morning started out rather foggy, but as the day wore on the sun came out and everything became that much more beautiful!
Everything was so white it looked as if it has snowed. But much to my children’s disappointment, it was just frost which by the end of the day had melted away (mostly anyway).
Everything was white, even the sky!
My crochet-bombing of the sewer pipe is still brightening up the garden.
and then with the sun…
What a difference the sun makes! I was busy tidying up inside our house because family were coming to visit us later in the day, but I kept being pulled outside to the garden to take pictures!
Here are some before/after sun pictures:
I have had very little time in the garden recently, so it was fun being outside even if just for taking pictures.
A frosted hydrangea flower.
This lovely little tree I planted a year ago. You can see that it still has a few leaves on it. I bought it because it reminds me of ‘home’ back in New York. My parents had one in their yard when I was growing up.
I can see this little tree when I am washing dishes in the kitchen. I envision seeing lots of lovely birds in it when it grows bigger, well, eventually.
On the other side of our hedge there are a row of weeds lining the fence (you can see them in the picture above). They usually annoy me, but I thought they looked quite pretty covered in frost!
The birds hadn’t finished eating all of the hawthorn berries (there were tons!).
Now there are fewer berries and they have quite a frosty look.
We placed a bird nesting container in the trees not too long ago. Unfortunately, it gets a bit too windy around here so now the nesting materials are everywhere!
I love seeing the different looks of the fields around us, even when it is rather grey.
As 2014 comes to an end, I’d like to thank you for reading my blog, commenting, and “liking” it! I blog because I love to share my love of gardening/photography/baking/crocheting! I hope that I inspire you, even if just a little bit, to try something different.
I wish you a very Happy New Year and only best wishes in 2015!