Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Arrived this morning - then departed in a flash

We had our first ground frost this morning - soft and fluffy - looking for all the world as if they had been dipped in icing sugar. By the time I had taken these pictures and returned indoors it had all vanished!!!
The promise of a good day ahead.

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  1. You were quicker than I was... the frost was all gone before I could get outside :-)
    Beautiful photos, Rosemary!

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    1. I am glad that you saw it too Nat - I could not believe how quickly it went. I took the photos went inside to load them on the computer, looked out of the window, and it had all vanished.

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  2. You captured the moment nicely, Rosemary. Ice crystals made the colored leaves look sugar-coated. It looks cold but nice to know the promise of a good day ahead. Have a nice day.

    Yoko

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    1. Dear Yoko - I like your sugar-coated description. It is now a lovely sunny day.

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  3. Hello Rosemary:
    Such wonderful, but wintry, pictures. As yet the temperature has not fallen below zero and today, as it happens, is wonderfully warm and sunny for the time of year. No need yet for the Comrades to don fur coats!

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    1. Hello Jane and Lance - I thought that we were in for a really cold day, and suddenly it changed before my eyes. Gone was the white grass and back was the green - extraordinary.

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  4. As always, dramatic and unusual photos. I don't recall leaves having such a heavy rim of frost, although to be honest, I was never much for getting out early.

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    1. Dear Jim - I wasn't really up and about early myself. Just nipped out quickly into the garden, but in my dressing gown. Fortunately no one was about.

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  5. Beautiful photos! We have not yet had a frost, but it is very brrrrrrrr! x

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    1. It looked lovely first thing, nice and sunny now and warm behind the windows.

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  6. Days not long gone for us are the frosts.
    I hope your friend is ok today :)

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    1. How lovely to be rolling into the summer - our time will come again. I too am hoping that everything has gone well for her, thank you.

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    1. Thanks very much Perpetua - I could not believe how quickly it vanished, virtually in the blink of an eye.

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  8. Hallo Rosemary!So you have frost!Here,i went for a swimm in the beach,it's 27c!!I think Winter forgot us!Your pistures are fantastic!The last one is my favorite!Wish you a lovely and shining day!
    Dimi..

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    1. Hello Dimi - if we plunged into the sea we would come out blue!!! Enjoy yourself on the beach and make the most of the sun whilst it is still with you.

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  9. So pretty! Our frost never looks so nice.

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    1. This was a very funny frost Marie, as I mentioned soft and fluffy, rather than hard and spiky - it was very strange.

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  10. Hi Rosemary,

    The layer of frost makes everything look beautiful! We had a first hail storm today. Winter is on our doorstep!

    Madelief x

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    1. Hello Madelief - I always find hail storms quite exciting - I wonder if you got any photos of it. Sometimes the hail stones can be huge.

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  11. The frost is lovely against that red. We are having light rain that we desperately need. I am wishing for a downpour despite the big election. Olive

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    1. Lots of excitement for you in the States Olive - we are very interested too as your leader affects us here as well. Hope you get your downpour.

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  12. Great photos. Thanks for your comment on mine. The one third rule as you guessed it is to take a photo with the main item / person you want to capture off centre. It does improve some images no end.
    June

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    1. Useful tip - thank you June, I will give it a try - thank you.

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  13. Today there was frost here too Rosemary, after some days with mild weather ( = lots of rain )
    It lasted all day and about three o'clock came the snow again!

    Not fun to drive but very very beautiful : )

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    1. Dear Demie - I expect you have your winter tyres on now which must help in the snow. I seem to remember my son saying that car tyres have to be on by a certain date ready for the snows arrival.
      Our frost was so strange, it vanished in a matter of minutes, I have never seen it disappear so quickly.

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  14. Brrh thank goodness it did but not before you took these great photos. :)

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    1. I looked out of the window, quickly dashed out with my dressing gown on, returned indoors, and whilst the computer was loading the photos all the frost vanished.

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  15. Hello Rosemary! What beautiful pictures you showed us of your first ground frost! Thanks for sharing them! I saw your post on my mobile on my way back home from the beach!!!! Oh, yes, we still have nice weather here and enjoy our swimming almost every day! There were a dozen people on the beach today! But the truth is that I long for a cosy fire as I am fully into my Xmas decoupage creations for various charity bazaars. I enjoy your posts very much indeed and I have learned so many things from them.
    All the best!
    Marie-Anne

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    1. Thank you Marie-Anne, pleased you enjoyed seeing them. All of you Greek girls are very busy with your lovely decoupage creations. I can see that the sunny weather on the beach could be a big draw when perhaps you would like to be making more items for your charity bazaars. Thanks for your lovely comment.

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  16. The photographs of the frost look beautiful, we noticed some on the way to work this morning. I wish I had my camera and time to take some photographs.
    Sarah x

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    1. That happens so often Sarah, you see something you would like to photograph and the camera is at home. I now keep my camera permanently but securely attached to my handbag strap just in case I need it. The other thing I have to remember is to keep the battery charge up.

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  17. Dear Rosemary - I think you should turn that first photo into your Christmas card.

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    1. Dear Mark - I had not thought about that, but it does have a feel of Christmas about it, you are right.

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  18. Lucky you Rosemary, that it vanished that fast, here in Norway it is snowing, and the wind is rather stormy. I am sitting under a warm blanket...

    Your photos are all wonderful!

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    1. I could not believe how quickly it went Lise - Demie told me that you had snow in Norway, and I think you are much further north than her. Yes, keep cosy and warm under your blanket. Hope that the wind does not drift the snow.

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  19. Lovely photos - we've had several frosts already in the North and at a large, outdoor antiques event in Lincolnshire on Monday the paths were like an ice-rink. No racing about for bargains until the sun warmed things up!

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    1. I am sure that you were well wrapped up Nilly in your winter warmers, and hopefully flasks of hot tea and coffee.
      Glad you liked the photos.

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  20. Very beautiful photos! Very quickly the frost fell. We have sunshine here with 24 degrees . We hope that the first frost will fall in late November.

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    1. Make the most of the warm sunshine whilst you still have it Olympia - pleased you enjoyed seeing the photos.

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  21. This first frost made for some gorgeous close-up photo's! The bright fall coloured leaves with a white brim, like sugar dust, are terrific, as are the blades of grass that got the exact same 'treatment'.
    Love the last picture as well. Just a tiny piece of blue sky showing, the sun behind the tree, shining through and giving the clouds a warm glow. Wonderful!
    Bye,
    Marian

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    1. Thanks Marian - turned in to a lovely day, and today looks good too, but no frost.

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  22. Wow, that's a real frost! Good thing you captured the frost at the perfect time! Beautiful photos! It is freezing here in Toronto now but we don't have frost like that yet. But we had our first flurries today. Winter is coming! :)

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    1. It was very strange frost Pamela, the air was not cold and I think that is why it disappeared so quickly.

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  23. Came across this blog while bloghopping. Oh my! those frost covered autumnal leaf is awesome! Great work :D

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    1. Thanks for your visit, and glad you enjoyed seeing the early frost on the leaves.

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  24. What fantastic photos Rosemary.
    Frost already..brrr it must be cold.
    Not to say, that here its getting colder too.. especially early morning and late night..
    Your collages are fantastic.
    Your round..well i know I am not that advanced yet.
    val

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    1. Dear Val - the frost was fluffy not hard and spiky and disappeared quickly because the air was warmer. I have never seen it happen so quickly before. The day turned out to be quite mild as is today with lots of sunshine. Thanks, glad you liked the photos.

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  25. Your first picture is the perfect combination of serendipity and bliss. I'm trying to think why the red leaf, sugar-tipped with frost, has given me shivers. It is such a visual delight! I'm glad you captured the moment :)

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    1. It was a fortunate moment, I looked out of the window, picked up my camera and dashed out in my dressing gown. Returned indoors and looked out of the window 5 minutes later and it had all gone. Thanks for your lovely comment Rosemary, you have made my evening.

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  26. you were quick enough to capture the beauty! greatly done...I adore taking pics of frost on leaves!there is stg relaxing and so beautiful in this nature mix:-) happy rest of the week!

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    1. Thank you Jana - I was lucky, the frost was so soft and gone within 5 minutes. Lovely to hear from you.

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