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Frosty Log

log and frost

January 19, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Frosted Leaves, Green Shoots

frosted leaves

January 8, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Frost by the River

afrostby the riverJust when I had got into the habit of staring at the moon in the frost-clear sky, we have decided that it is better to skip tea and crossword for elevenses,  and instead to go walking in the morning on these cold January days.  So adieu, sunset and rising moon for the meantime, and hail, on this sunlit morning, to frost beside the river, and frost on leaves in the shelter of the cemetery wall, and blue tits and blackbirds in the woods, and, rather astonishingly, the first snowdrop in flower.

January 4, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Frosted Hydrangea

Frosted Hydrangea

December 4, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Frost 3

afrost3This miniature rose has survived outside for four years now, and this will be its last flower of the year. The bright leaves of the acer outside the door have suddenly darkened and shrivelled. Driving back from Melrose this evening, it is dark by four o’clock.  We stop at St Boswells to have cappucinos and a shared brownie in the Main Street Trading Bookshop. Then as we head towards Coldstream, the moon lights up the road ahead with a wash of silver. The clear sky is banded with shades of blue, mauve-pink, pale yellow and then deeper blue overhead, while behind us the horizon that was outlined against the orange of the invisible sun slowly fades into shadow.  At five o’clock it feels like night. As December begins, suddenly it is winter.

December 3, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 8 Comments

First Frost 2

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December 3, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Frost 1

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December 3, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Colours of Frost III

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I just pointed my camera downwards and took a snapshot of the frosted leaves on the ground.  It would have been difficult to put an edge to these pictures, it is just stuff as it was, spreading indefinitely like wallpaper. One leaf could have produced a more aesthetically pleasing image.  But what intrigued me  was that in this random leaf-fall there was such a variety of colour and shape, and the frost itself wove it all into such harmony of colour that I could not help finding it pretty.

December 5, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Colours of Frost II

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December 5, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Colours of Frost1

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December 5, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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