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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nature Notes: Jack Frost nipping at the leaves

Winter is officially here according to the calendar and the morning leaves confirm it. My nature notes this week will be even earlier than usual but since I'm scheduling my photo themes in advance I figured I'd spread them out a little.

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It is funny to me how both of my blogs have become almost exclusively photographic theme oriented but I enjoy participating in the various themes. Nature Notes is one of my favorites because I enjoy observing the changes and nuances in the natural world.

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I love the way Jack Frost sugar coats the leaves. The first and third leaves stayed green much later than usual on vines which adds to their beauty when sugar coated with frost. Probably by this time next week they'll join the rest in brown drops on the ground. The nandina bush above keeps it's leaves but the berries will drop.

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The shot below was one I took in January of 2009. We won't be getting any snow for Christmas (almost never do) so I'm cheating and creating a White Christmas below from last winter's photos.

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The last shot is from March 2009 when we had a late snow for us. We do have odd weather some years. I remember one Easter when we had some snow and that Christmas was like springtime. As the saying goes around these parts, if you don't like the weather hang around a day and it will change.

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The home of Nature Notes and Signs of the Seasons can be found at Rambing Woods. Wishing those of you who celebrate Christmas a happy one, and wishing everyone a joyful end of 2009 whatever you may celebrate.

12 comments:

mommanator said...

AH yes winter is here, arrived a bit early in Maryland whew much snow

Mar said...

Great frosty shots! wishing you and yours peaceful holidays.

Ayie said...

It doesn't snow here but it gets frosted on a very cold morning =) i love your new header...cool!

jmb said...

Brrr. Luckily no snow for Christmas for us this year.

Have a wonderful Christmas Carver and may 2010 be a great year for you.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow March 2009 with so many snow!
Wonderful set of pictures, your header is perfect, beautiful angle!
And that "leave" macro is fantastic!Well done my friend,
hugs
Léia

MyMaracas said...

LOVE the frosted leaf photos! They do indeed seem to be sugar coated.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Stine in Ontario said...

Jack Frost has painte beautifi; crystals! How clever of you to find a snow photo from last year to find snow photo to celebrate.

Johnny Nutcase said...

what pretty photos! love your frost shots. Definitely winter time!

Cloudia said...

Lovely Shots!!


Aloha, Friend!
Happy Holidays


Comfort Spiral

Squirrel said...

Great shots!! I miss Nature Notes/Signs. It is snowing here, if I can locate my camera I might get something up this week =)

ramblingwoods said...

You do create a wonderful winter story Carver...I love how you were able to capture Jack Frost doing his best work...Michelle

Greyscale Territory said...

Especially love your frosting captures! They almost seem like icing sugar sprinkled everywhere!