A COLD AND FROSTY MORN

 'Twas a cold and frosty morning, so I grabbed the camera for an early morning photo session before the sun melted all away.  

1. Dahlia Karma Naomi rimed with frost

I love how the frost highlights the edge of each petal so delicately, making it so beautiful but also destroying it in the process.


2. The Long Border

Now blackened by the frost, it is time the dahlias were lifted and stored in boxes of dry compost until the Spring.  I reuse the compost the tomatoes were grown in for this.




3. Oak leaves

The frost made these leaves, which escaped last weekend's tidy up, into things of beauty - to my eye anyway.


4.  Rosa Frensham

On these red roses, the frost has dusted the backs of the blooms.  They look as if they would taste of sugar.  


5. Frosted lawn

I didn't walk across the frosted lawn, although I can't believe it would really turn the grass black.  Grass just doesn't seem that fragile.  I was quite taken with the shadows that the fence threw on the ground.




6. Mahonia x media

I have to get the telephoto lens out for this one.  This year we made a start on reducing it in size by cutting some stems to the ground.  In the future I might be able to enjoy the flowers at eye level.




That's all from my garden for this week.  There's plenty more to enjoy on The Propagator who kindly hosts Six on Saturday.  

Comments

  1. Wonderfully frosty pictures! 'Frensham' is a very pretty rose, isn't it? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Well I think it's Frensham. There's no label on it and it was here when we moved in, but it gets more admirers than my fancy heritage roses!

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  2. That early morning photo session was worth it, you got some beautiful shots there. The oakleaves and flowers all look magical. Still waiting for frosts here, won't be long now I think...

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    1. It melts so quickly, I have to get out there straight away or I miss it.

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  3. That frosted lawn shot is lovely. Dahlias certainly go out on a frosty high - beautiful.

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  4. Very nice photo of the frosted dahlia petals. Apparently it must have been cold for you.
    The cold snap arrives here in France on Monday morning ... I have all my weekend to prepare the garden and shelter what is still fragile.

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    1. It's warmed up a little here now, but that's it for the tender plants this year.

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  5. Frosty photos are lovely, especially flowers and leaves. Your dahlia is very pretty.

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  6. I am very happy to enjoy your beautiful frosty photos without having to actually have any frost to contend with! I especially love Karma Naomi, what a beauty.

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    1. It's my favourite dahlia. It's really healthy and robust too.

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  7. 'Frensham' is such a beautiful rose! And, frost does add that touch of beauty at this time of the year.

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  8. You've shared beautiful frosty photos, I love the Dahlia in particular. I do walk on frosty grass as it's the quickest way to get to the back gate and the woods with the dog. My grass has never gone black yet!

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    1. It's lovely to have something that's at its best this time of year isn't it?

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  10. Love the mahonia flowers - I know a few people aren't so keen but I enjoy them.

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  11. Top marks for that lovely frosted Dahlia! Great to see the frosty oak leaves and the rose. We haven’t had a real frost yet, though we had to scrape frozen sleet off the car this morning and there’s snow on the peaks. It’s coming!

    The shadows over your lawn create a cold and misty winter image.

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  12. I love your dahlia.
    No real hard frost here yet, but it won't be long

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