November 10, 2010

A Touch Of Frost.

At this point, most of the foliage is found on the ground, as it piles up in heaps everywhere, creating a colourful blanket for a short, brilliant while. Before long, it will start decaying, becoming a warm cover for the plant and animal life concealed beneath it, in search of the anticipated winter sleep.

The frequency of frosty nights is increasing and with it, a new kind of art is to be found in nature. A gentle, still only very delicate icing, defining the image of leaves, at times resembling sprinkled sugar coat.
Signaling in no uncertain terms that the arrival of winter is imminent.

Note: To those of you have some spare time and interest, I am a featured as a guest blogger today on my friends Laura's blog. She is a wonderful writer and genuinely kind woman and a true inspiration to me and I am deeply honored she asked me to contribute with a post this month.




42 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful pictures!!!!

Kath said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Nessa said...

Coming out in the morning to see these confections is special.

Your photos are so beautiful.

Brian Miller said...

you know...everything glitters like its crusted in jewels...nice pics...smiles.

swenglishexpat said...

Looks like a feather-light sugar coating! Lovely.

Sandi McBride said...

Much as I love fall the loss of whats left of the summer blossoms makes me sad but the thoughts that we could have a brightening snow thrills me! Headed over to Laura's now Zuzana!
hugs
Sandi

Dan said...

Such delicate frost! beautiful photographs Zuzana.

Claus said...

Very pretty!! I never saw anything like that before. Very...unique!
That spiky green mixed with grass in the last picture, do you its name? My mom calls it "cola de ardilla" (squirrel tail) and has a pot of it. Nice coincidence! :o)
Off to read your guest blog entry at Laura's.
have a great day!!

Cottage Garden said...

We haven't had many frosts here just yet but with temps plunging to zero tonight I hope to wake up to a beautiful frost tomorrow!

Gorgeous photos Zuzana and with just a delicate sprinkling of frost, the foliage looks so vibrant.

I have just popped over to Laura's lovely blog and left a message for you.

Thank you for your good wishes today dear friend.

Jeanne
xox

LauraX said...

Such beautiful photos Zuzana...I love the way the frost brings definition to the edges of things and the strong skeletal forms of the trees as they gradually emerge from their colorful leafy garments.

Thank you so much dear one for hosting at my blog today, truly I am honored!

Roger Gauthier said...

But Zuzana, I am sure that you are joking, aren't you? Here, the fallen leaves do not create colourful patterns or anything of the sort. No. They are already in a lot of big industrial bags. In fact they are gone where they do what they have to do with dead leaves and such...

Brown, brown, brown. Except the lawn, still green, and the lake in front, a brilliant blue! :-)

Myrna R. said...

It's beautiful how you capture nature with a click. I love the photos.

Will visit Laura's blog.

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

the onset of winter and snow - for me it existed only in my imagination for a long long time. ten years back i made my first visit to the US - and winter was demystified - but did not lose its charm, just as the monsoons that i have lived and grown up with continues to move me.

nature despite it repetitious mood swings is ever new - -

Lynne said...

No sign of frost here, it's too wet, and quite mild still. I love frosty mornings, as long as they're not too cold!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

such magnificent images, zuzana! just beautiful - here, in the deep south of the US it is still summer with temps in the 80s and beautiful sunshine!

Betsy said...

You captured the frostiness perfectly!

sprinkles said...

Frost can be so pretty sometimes! Still not a big fan of it though just because it means the cold weather is here.

Off to read your guest post. Have a lovely day, Zuzana!

SandyCarlson said...

Your frost photos and your thoughts on the season are superb.

Jill said...

Wow Zuzana you captured that delicate frost perfectly!

I must pop over to Laura's blog for a visit!

Hilary said...

So beautiful.. your words and your photos. But.. brrrrrrr!

adrielleroyale said...

Beautiful photos!! Great idea to capture the frost in this early stage! :)

Al said...

Wonderful frost photos - you captured the change of seasons perfectly. Despite getting a lot of nights below freezing, frost like this isn't common where I live because it's too dry.

Christine said...

Yes, beautiful pics! The frost looks like sugar.

Susan Deborah said...

The pictures were a treat, dear Zuzana. How you thrill us with your discoveries and pictures and make us yearn for something like the sights in the pitures. The leaves captured leave a mystic trail on my mind. Wonder why!

Joy always,
Susan

Trotter said...

Hi Zuzana! Already?
Lovely shots!!

Blogtrotter Two has moved to a new country and actually to the most populated city in Africa. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

ladyfi said...

Such wonderful shots! I do enjoy a sunny, frosty day!

We've had lots of hard frost and even a bad snowstorm already!

Snappy Di said...

Love the simplicity of the leaf on the grass.

I think we have had two frosty nights so far.

Di

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Dearest Zuzana, I've read your guest post and it's not a post, it's a poem a joyful and wonderful ode to life.

Your words are like sunshine.

Many kisses and love to you and Batcat :-)

Ps: I would love to mail you in the weekend, it's such a long time...I'm always behind with my things...so bad for me. I'll write to you asap.

Rustique Gal said...

Zuzana, Lovely pictures! I love nature's art too. Have a lovely weekend!
Sherry

Just_because_today said...

great pictures, great writing

Doreen said...

ahhh.... looks familiar. we are having a sort of warm up lately. beautiful words and I will check out your roast for sure.

Michael Manning said...

Zuzana: Your love of nature is very moving and I always enjoys a relaxing visit here! :) xoxo!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. Even here it is very cold now but no frost.

jean luc said...

you catch the beauty of every seasons as nobody...all is poetry in your pics and your words.
And like we says in France : Bravo l'artiste ;-)
Kiss kiss and enjoy your week end.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Frozen beauty!

Bachelor said...

Zuzana,
Yes.. frost is on its way ..however, here in Purdue country, we have had 2 beautiful weeks of lovely dry fall sunny warm weather... but it is soon to come to an end....
Have and great weekend!
:) The Bach

steviewren said...

I love the sugar coated beauty of these images. You have a keen eye for the changes Mother Nature makes from season to season. We haven't had a frost yet this year, which is pretty unusual for November.

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

I love the *icing* on all the leaves and plants. I often leave plants in the gardens for that reason, as I love to see them filled with frost and then snow. It certainly IS an art form.
Your leaf photo is beautiful. happy day!

tony said...

It's A Tough Beauty.The Miracle Of Life That Survives These Frozen Spells.Wonderful Photos Zuzana.xoxo

Hope Despite Depression said...

As usual - STUNNING and vibrant pictures!!! Love it!

Hope Despite Depression said...

p.s. - I'm on my way over to your friend's blog to check it out and your post of course :)

Zuzana said...

Elizabeth, Nessa, Kath, Brian, swenglishexpat, Sandi, Dan, Claudia, Jeanne, Laura, Roger, Myrna, kochuthresiamma p .j (welcome), Lynne, Gypsi, Betsy, sprinkles, Sandy, Jill, Hilary, adrielle, Al, Christine, Susan, Trotter, ladyfi, Di, Evi, Sherry, Myriam, Doreen, Michael, Rajesh, Jean Luc, Philip, The Bach, Stevie, Marcia, Tony and Christine, thank you so much everyone for your lovely and kind words and your joy over the first frosty leaves that adorned my lawn the other day.

I also appreciate your visit to Laura's lovely blog and your kind words on my contribution to her gratitude theme.

Your visits are always the highlights of my days and for that I am endlessly thankful to all of you.

Xoxo
Zuzana