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Jan072017

Frosty Winter Morning

Last night winter left a thin crust of snow and ice over my woodland paths, as well as crystalline patches on the road and lawn. The sun was bright this morning, and I walked outside to dutifully record evidence of frigid temperatures and the first bit of snow we have had this year. 

He's still here! This old rubber lizard has appeared on my blog before. He grows more fearsome with age.

Red twigs of Acer palmatum 'Sango-Kaku' stand out against the frosty background.Are you cold yet? After I took all these photos, I was happy to come inside for a cup of hot coffee! We need these cold temperatures, but soon I will be looking forward to spring.

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Reader Comments (14)

You had a bit more than we did, an hour east of Atlanta. The temperature is frigid tonight, but the precipitation is gone. Enjoyed seeing your icy view!

January 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChristi {Jealous Hands}

Pretty photos and garden, Deb. I hope the freeze did not affect your birdbath. It seems foreign to me seeing all those green and leafy plants covered with snow. Up here, Fall cleans up the trees and shrubs before the snow hits usually. I hope the snow did not cause too much trouble.

January 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Your garden looks really pretty with the ice. We had rain until the early hours this morning when it finally turned to snow flurries. I think you were colder than us. We didn't get below freezing. That is suppose to all change tonight when we drop down in the 20's. Not looking forward to that so much. You took a lot of photos, I bet you had to come in and warm up after that! Stay warm my friend!

January 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKarin/Southern Meadows

Your light dusting of snow and ice makes for some very pretty pictures, Deb! That's something I'm unlikely to ever find in my garden.

January 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKris P

So, so pretty, but so, so treacherous! You had me worried about the lizard until I read your caption. LOL. Stay warm and safe!

January 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBeth @ PlantPostings

That looks so cold but beautiful. Frost, snow and ice can create such beautiful images, but do take care, it looks treacherous underfoot!

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

Dear Deb, your garden looks beautiful under its light snowy and icy cover! Love the icicle hanging down from the bird houses.
Your lizard is a really scary creature, first I thought it is a dead one, frozen in time by the ice.
Here in San Diego it is anything but cold. Today the highest temperatures are expected to be 75 F!
Wishing you more lovely winter days!
Warm regards,
Christina

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

haha, i love your lizard, i had to look twice, first thought was 'oh no, the poor lizard froze to death' ... rarely do we have ice in Orlando, temps dipped down to the low 30s this past night. Cold enough for me ;-)

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGone Tropical

We are locked in that other season, wildfires raging.
Peaceful ice and snow almost looks appealing.

January 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Studer

Your frosty photographs are beautiful Deb and that lizard looks real! We just got our first significant snow of the season as 7.4 inches of white cover the landscape. Keep warm!

Your garden is beautiful under its light dusting of snow although looking at all the icicles I think it is cooler with you than me. Your lizard is fun; the real ones in my garden have disappeared for now but usually they are present all winter but this cold spell has sent them underground. Keep warm and be careful on the icy paths.

January 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

It's cold in Chicago, but the snow is mostly gone for now. Love the picture of the snowy path in the woods.

January 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I wish we would get snow. Went down to 26 two nights in a row. We got some frost and the sprinklers turned water to ice.

January 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

I'm not sure exactly what garden zone you are in there in Alabama, maybe 8? So I suppose that you don't get very much snow. It's pretty, I admit it, but the chill gets burdensome after awhile. Brrrrr!

January 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

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