Not long ago we had a light frost, but last night the frost was much heavier.  The majority of colors in the park these days are shades of brown or grey, but this morning, they were edged with silver, a festive look more appropriate for December.  However, if you look, there are still touches of color hanging in there, sometimes literally, just right for this week’s Phoneography Challenge: Nature.

“But frost, like the crystallized dreams of autumn, began to coat the clearing with its sugar glaze.”
~Victoria Steele Logue, Redemption

photo 1(133)

photo 2(133)

photo 5(49)

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

photo 3(102)


“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  1. Particularly enjoyed your choices of captions for these lovely images, Janet.

  2. I like the way the bright colors burst out in front of the dim background. Nice photos !!!!!

  3. The first image is such a strong reminder of seasonal change,and it’s lovely composition brings a calm to the chilly morning. Happy Photo Challenge.

  4. Oooooh, I love these, especially the first three. Especially the first one, it reeks of frost!! Enjoy your descent into winter there. Ours here in Austin is so much less dramatic. (PS Idea!!! You could link your frost image into the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, Descent)

    • Hi, Jann. I’m happy you liked the photos. I didn’t do the Photo Challenge this week as they posted it late and we were already on the road. But I think I’ll link a different frost photo for tomorrow, since I need a post and we just got back in town. Thanks for the idea! Hope you had a great weekend.


  5. The first one does look sugar coated. WIth just a tinge of winter icing on sky top
    Lovely contrasts with the colors against the fading into bleak backgrounds

  6. coolquilting says:

    love the first photo especially!

  7. Angeline M says:

    Beautiful images of our changing season. The first one speaks to me of winter’s advance.

  8. Matt Spence says:

    Some truly groovy shots here- loved all of them!

  9. Stunning! I love the variety you present here Janet, and love your lovely writing too, and the reference to Harry Potter – I’m watching the series at the min 😀

  10. humbird says:

    What a beautiful photos! Thank you for stopping by :)x

  11. Lovely collection! Like the spots of color against the gray! Well done.

  12. Each and every picture I see in your posts are such beauties and go straight to the point telling us a little story! I really appreciate them! thanks for the ride!

  13. anne leueen says:

    Beautiful photos. “Crystalized dreams” I especially liked the frosted photo.

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