Saturday, February 6, 2010

that'll be the frosty Friday...

...and it was !!  But, it also was on Thursday and now again today!  It began a blue sky day...then some fog rolled in.  We don't get fog regularly...so it's always fun to dart from window to window and check what we can or can't see "from our house" ... we're worse than little kids.  "Oh, look...you can't even see Luisa's house'...  "aren't there big trees behind the 4 X 4 guys' house?"  "Is that old Mrs. Nick waddling along the sidewalk?'  ... What am I saying...we are kids, and sometimes rude kids too, from the sounds of it... except for the stupid chronological factor.  I'm only a few years younger than "old Mrs. Nick".



















Some teensy, tiny ice crystals are floating in the air...and now..the sun is trying to poke through... it so looks like diamonds sparkling as they float.  They don't seem to just be falling from anywhere... more like floating around in circles...

The moisture content is waaay up at 86% and temperatures are down..at -13C... so even more frost is forming on the dead twigs and old unfallen flower and seed heads... even on the gas lanterns ...



















This time I upped my resolution for a few shots out in the garden... and I got some great crystals ...














Remember...this is not snow..there is no snow on any of the branches ... that's been gone for several days after the sunshine.... just the deep stuff on the ground is still here... this is all just heavy frost.  Look at the delicate shapely crystals.  Amazing.














okay.... click to biggify.... this one for sure ... look at the crystals !!! amazing....such detail and such shapes....  I'm so surprised to have been able to capture them...  I have to keep going back myself..just to look at it.  It is some dried out flower bunches on a spirea.




















This leaf has what looks like a microscopic snowflake on the middle of the leaf.

PS::  a few minutes after writing this...I went upstairs, the sun is now brilliant..sky blue..and a slight breeze is wafting the frost off the trees like so many tiny feathers....

I began a second doll with the proper "stuff" .... and I'm having to stitch up a second body already... blew out a neck seam.  I stuff too firmly for muslin I guess.... maybe I'll try stuffing a little leg instead....

11 comments:

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Stunning ice chrystal pics! wow!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Really amazing photos!

rachel said...

Such lovely pictures, thank you.

Linda Fleming said...

Vee, you're on a roll with these outstanding photos. They're all just beautiful. You're almost making me miss real winters... almost...

Susan said...

Gorgeous BVee - amazing !! "and" of course it makes me swoon (big time) to see the cowboy swoonin' over my latest dinner preparations. When you love to cook - the very best thing is an appreciative audience (or partaker of) xo to Mr. BVee as well ! les Gang

Serena said...

These photos are stunning, Vee! The frost crystals resemble delicate ferns to me. I also love the snowflake shape on the leaf...fabulous shot!

Picture Imperfect said...

Really, really, REALLY great frost shots BumbleVee!!!

I really like the first one from the garden that you showed - you can see every little 'spoke' on the flakes of frost.

Wonderfully done! I love playing with my settings like that! :o)

Draffin Bears said...

Love the crystals hanging from the branches, all looks so magical and thanks for sharing.

Hugs
Carolyn

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Vee,
Gorgeous photos once again! Love them all. Thanks for signing up for my Pay It Forward Challenge on my blog. It is a nice thing to do for someone else. We have so many blessings in our lives that to give a little surprise to someone else isn't much to ask. :)
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frayedattheedge said...

These are amazing photos!! It was snowing here earlier, but fortunately it didn't lie, although more is forecast ....

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Vee! First, thank you so much for your sweet words. ;)...and now, your photos are so breathtaking! I'm a die hard snow lover, and I'm wishing I could transport myself into all of them. These look like they should be in a photography magazine, they're so good, and the ones in the post below also...fantastically beautiful. I can't believe that single perfect snowflake on that leaf! What an eye you have!...I hope I get some snow on Wednesday. Last week's gigantic storm missed us here on Long Island. :( Keep your fingers cross for me! Hugs, Paulette ;)