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.
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.
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.
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.
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.