Deck the halls and everything else

Posted: December 14, 2018 in Nature
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It’s been much too long and even though I have to work today, I had to stop by and say hello and share a few photos from a recent walk in the park.  On this morning, not too many days ago, I saw a panorama of frost as I pulled out of the garage.  That made getting to the park as soon as possible much more urgent, as the moment the sun hits the frost, it tends to disappear and, although plants with drops on them make for wonderful photos, ’tis the season for frosty beauty!  Of all the mornings to sleep in just a little and not rush out the door.

It was still plenty cold when I arrived.  The geese were flocking, so to speak, on the river which, as I’ve said before, at this time of year resembles an avian runway at a local airport.  The noise level can get quite loud as groups of geese get ready to take off or land.  I wonder why they haven’t gone south to warmer climates, but bird brain has never been a compliment, has it?  🙂

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In the forest part of the park, the sun was already higher than it usually is when I arrive.

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But there were still plenty of winter decorations to see. I’ve gotten the house ready for Christmas, but my decorations can’t compare to the glory on view here.  The frost fairy didn’t miss many spots on this glittering morning!

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Even this piece of wood sported a frosty Mohawk!  Although during the first part of my walk, my hands got quite cold, even with tech gloves, the beauty put a smile on my face and warmth in my heart…and by the time I headed back, with the sun a bit higher in the sky, my hands were almost as warm as my heart.  It was almost as much fun as saying hello to all of you again!

© janet m. webb

Comments
  1. Hello! It’s good to view the frost, geese and bare trees with you this morning.

    I loved how the geese were lining up and bunching in the shape of the winding river. Made me smile anyway just as seeing you pop up in my email with this post did!

    Stay warm!

    • Good morning, Deborah. It’s lovely to see you, too, and share the beauty of that other morning with you.

      I had to drop in by because I was missing everyone and my blog. Younger daughter comes home tomorrow, so life will be busier and then older daughter and her husband arrive Thursday. I can’t believe how close it is to Christmas! But it will be fun. Hope all’s well there.

      janet

  2. Lovely brave frosty walk. Thanks for doing it.

  3. I miss the woods and wild – even cold ones. Enjoyed the pictures (A flock of 20-25 ducks seem to be setting up winter quarters in the little inlets where the island protects from the winds. The local mallard pair are totally miffed at the invasion…often supported by the resident blue/grey large heron and a couple of egrets. Duck politics. Molly enjoyed seeing them each day – a real bird lover)
    Stay warm and jingle on!

    • There are usually a number of ducks on the river, too. The herons and egrets are gone. This gaggle of geese amuses me, although I wouldn’t mind if they went farther south for the winter. 😉

      janet

  4. JT Twissel says:

    I agree, the beauty of nature is hard to beat.

  5. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely photos Janet. And lovely to see you back.

    • Thanks and thanks, Su, although I’ll be ducking out again (no pun intended) for a bit. One daughter arrives tomorrow afternoon and the other and her husband on Thursday. With three days of work and all of them here, it will be a busy time. Hope all’s well on your side of the world.

  6. marianallen says:

    Beautiful frost photos! It’s like the crystals were standing up to attention so you could get the best pictures of them. 🙂

  7. Leya says:

    Lovely walk, Janet! Thank you for a bright start!

  8. Dan Antion says:

    These are beautiful images, Janet. I love the one of the sun shining through the bare trees. A scene like that is one reason to like winter. It’s the only time you can see that.

  9. Alien Shores says:

    I love the ice crystals Janet. Reminds me of where I used to live. The coast is just humid and mild ALL year.

  10. joey says:

    I’m glad you shared the pretties 🙂

  11. pattimoed says:

    I love the frost on the wood. Great shot.

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