Tuesday, 30 December 2008


The last few days have been very cold, below freezing, misty and frosty. Today the temperature has swung from a low of -13.8 C to a "high" of -7 C! There's been no snow, but the frost is just amazing. Everything is covered in sparkling twinkly ice crystals. We had to go grocery shopping and I took some photos along the way.

The first photo stop was the park in Forres. You might want to compare these pics to the ones I took of the park in Summer and Spring. :-)

The first two are of trees in the park.
Looking up into the branches...
The avenue of trees going up to Cluny Hill.
On the way home we stopped at Findhorn and Hubby took these two of the Bay.

...and this one of a tree so heavy with frost it looks almost like snow!
One of the walks through Roseisle Forest.

A close up of the trees above. It was very misty here.
A pine tree in our garden, the bunches of needles are so coted in ice they look like flowers.

A frozen spiderweb on our front gate. :-)


Genie said...

It looks like a fantasy! If it weren't so cold, it would be heavenly! I've never ever seen anything like that with mine own eyes. It's hard for me to believe it could really happen. The eighth photo is especially impressive. Amazing that those trees can stand the weight of all that ice! But, I suppose, it's adapt or die up there!

LOVE the spider web, of course! Amazing!

storyteller said...

Brrrrr ... but BEAUTIFUL too and I enjoyed the 'comparison' links as well as you lovely new header ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Daisy said...

Wow, so beautiful there, Michelle. It is hard to believe that is really all frost and not snow!

Hope you and your family have a very happy New Year! :D

Burcu said...

Oh God, these photos are amazing. It hasn't snowed this much in Istanbul yet and i think we'll celebrate new year without any snow :(

By the way, i really enjoyed the spider web and it's freezed right?



Amel's Realm said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE FROST!!! I was SO sad when the temp. went up to 0 a few days and all the trees are green again (those that still have leaves). GIMME BACK all the frost HE HE HE HE...

Jean-Jacques said...

Wish I was there. SO beautiful!

Michelle said...

Thank you everyone :-)

Yes, the spiderweb was frozen. So amazing.