Have a n-ice one!

A recent visit to the Botanical Gardens

In a cold snap

Was the icing on the cake (or dome of the greenhouse).

Icicles on dome

Disobeying the sign that says: Don’t walk on the grass

Is only something for people who don’t get cold feet.

(The snow was way beyond our knees.)

Don't walk on grass

The bare branches

Looked tree-mendous against the setting sun.

tree - art

Meanwhile, inside the greenhouse-cafe,

The sun created a beautiful mosaic of gold.

Golden roof

And then it was outside for a family snap —

Yes, we were all playing n-icely

With our ice sabres.

Wishing you all a n-ice holiday!

Ice sabres

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76 responses

  1. Isn’t winter beautiful!! These photos capture the elegance of the frigid season.
    Merry Christmas! :)

    December 24, 2012 at 16:18

  2. OH So Magnificent!!! Merry Christmas and Happy HOlidays!!

    December 24, 2012 at 16:19

  3. Sabres? Those are magic wands! :-p

    December 24, 2012 at 16:24

  4. To you and yours too! have a great time.

    December 24, 2012 at 16:26

  5. Maraviulhosas fotos pra refrescar o nosso calorão insuportável por aqui! beijos,FELIZ NATAL! chica

    December 24, 2012 at 16:41

  6. That looks like some deep snow! What a beautiful winter wonderland. Thank you for sharing with us! Merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2012 at 17:05

  7. Merry Christmas!!!!

    December 24, 2012 at 17:10

  8. Beautiful compositions, invigorating look to see this beauty. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of joy with your loved ones. Leovi.

    December 24, 2012 at 17:15

  9. Just beautiful, Fi! And most of all, your beautiful family sparkling in the snow!

    December 24, 2012 at 17:16

  10. Stunning photographs! The greenhouse and ice lawn was fascinating… Glad to see your family there:)

    My best wishes and seasons greeting to you all.

    December 24, 2012 at 17:22

  11. TexWisGirl

    oh, so cute! and brisk! eek!

    December 24, 2012 at 17:28

  12. wow…how magical…love the ice…and the smiles….merry christmas~~~

    December 24, 2012 at 17:40

  13. Pat

    Beautiful winter shots!

    December 24, 2012 at 17:42

  14. Icy outside, but those smiles warm my heart! Great photos of the season Fi. Enjoy your family during the holidays!

    December 24, 2012 at 17:45

  15. Lovely, Merry Christmas


    December 24, 2012 at 17:54

  16. Beautiful photographs!! Merry Christmas to You and your family!

    December 24, 2012 at 18:06

  17. Lady Fi, Lovely images! You have a wonderful family there, beautiful photo! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    December 24, 2012 at 19:13

  18. Ice sabers! You guys are cuties.
    I really love your photos, Lady. I look forward to seing a glimpse into your life.
    I’m quite the voyeur.😉
    Merry Christmas, LadyFi. It has been a pleasure “getting to know you” this year.

    December 24, 2012 at 19:18

  19. Di

    HA…. LOVE that last photo… LOL How fun!

    December 24, 2012 at 19:45

  20. A lovely day, indeed – and Happy Christmas to you and yours…!

    December 24, 2012 at 20:02

  21. Lovely pictures…God Jul! Hoppas tomten har varit hos er!!

    December 24, 2012 at 20:39

  22. Bob

    They are all playing in the snow, lovely.

    December 24, 2012 at 21:09

  23. Thank you for so many beautiful images – today and all year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.
    And, in our hot summer, today’s images were especially stunning and welcome.

    December 24, 2012 at 22:40

  24. Jim

    Sweet!! Have a joyous Christmas!

    December 24, 2012 at 22:49

  25. The first photo reminds me of a winter wedding cake. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

    December 24, 2012 at 23:21

  26. Brrrr-illiant!😉
    Happy Christmas.

    December 24, 2012 at 23:45

  27. cosmos

    Merry Christmas! Your messages and photos always make me feel happy warm and uplifting. Have wonderful holidays!

    December 25, 2012 at 01:21

  28. Magical how you bring such warmth to chilly scenes. Wishing you a delightfully merry Christmas and happiest of New Years that will spill its blessings into the year ahead.

    December 25, 2012 at 04:19

  29. Pure, clean fun! I love it. These are marvelous. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2012 at 04:31

  30. Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful family as well as the beauty that is snow! I wish we had some in Arizona!!

    December 25, 2012 at 06:08

  31. Those are great winter photos! Hope your Christmas is warm and happy.

    December 25, 2012 at 07:11

  32. j’adore le premier cliché

    December 25, 2012 at 08:14

  33. Wow! Beautiful tree picture!

    December 25, 2012 at 10:10

  34. Beautiful pictures !
    You are so lucky to have a white Christmas, we in Brussels sit in the rain !

    December 25, 2012 at 10:17

  35. Dear Lady Fi!
    Joyful celebration of Christmas.
    Wonderful pictures. Family wonderful!

    December 25, 2012 at 12:22

  36. Fascinating captures!
    Wish you and yours a marvelous Christmas!!

    December 25, 2012 at 12:36

  37. Merry white Christmas and have a wonderful holidays with your family member.

    December 25, 2012 at 13:06

  38. Stunning! Warmest, bestest wishes for a happy, healthy Holiday Season!

    December 25, 2012 at 13:47

  39. Merry Xmas to you and your family ~ Fantastic photography ~ of nature’s beauty ~ (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

    December 25, 2012 at 14:32

  40. Zuzana

    Merry Christmas from Denmark, have a wonderful Holidays with your family.:)

    December 25, 2012 at 14:41

  41. To you and your too!
    Lovely funfilled capture!

    December 25, 2012 at 16:04

  42. Al

    I love that frosty greenhouse and your wonderful family. Have a very Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2012 at 16:11

  43. Your pics do not need any story as they tell more than a story!!Merry X Mas, Lady Fi:)

    December 25, 2012 at 16:42

  44. Very nicely done! I really like the photo from inside the cafe as well as your family photo. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.

    December 25, 2012 at 16:47

  45. Terrific captures. Merry Christmas.

    December 25, 2012 at 17:21

  46. Beautiful set of pictures, love the first one! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    December 25, 2012 at 18:47

  47. Beautiful winter!
    Happy Holidays Lady Fi!

    December 25, 2012 at 19:50

  48. I love the icicles on the dome!!! And the smiles on your family’s faces!!
    Merry Christmas!!

    December 25, 2012 at 20:05

  49. merry christmas to you and yours!


    December 25, 2012 at 21:10

  50. Merry Christmas to YOU and the family… I love that last photo. My favorite blogs are the personal ones that show their families and loved ones…You have a FABULOUS family!!!!!

    Have a great day.

    December 25, 2012 at 21:52

  51. Lovely shots and Happy Holidays.:)

    December 25, 2012 at 22:49

  52. Wonderful photographs, and the family pictures is so cheerful!
    How cold is it over there?

    December 26, 2012 at 00:27

  53. What a fun, beautiful family photo. Look at all that snow. My word. We were threatened with tornadoes all day, but only saw high winds and rain. Had the a/c on this morning and now it’s cold enough for a fire. What a weird day. Merry Christmas to you!!

    December 26, 2012 at 02:18

  54. A very n-ice treat for all of us LadyFi:-)
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us

    December 26, 2012 at 06:58

  55. wonderful mood of the season:)
    wishing you a Happy New Year:)

    December 26, 2012 at 07:32

  56. Nice captures! It’s wonderful to go to botanical garden in winter. It’S good to see that people are very joyful.

    December 26, 2012 at 07:59

  57. Lovely photos, as always. But…but…warmth! Give me warmth!

    December 26, 2012 at 08:58

  58. why don’t they let people ice skate there?

    December 26, 2012 at 09:56

  59. What a wonderFULL post… the best, of course, came last. Wishing you and your lovely family a beautiful holiday season with warmth in your heart and your home, Fi!

    December 26, 2012 at 12:33

  60. Great reflections. Happy holidays and Merry Christmas.:)

    December 26, 2012 at 13:01

  61. Wonderful images. I love that first picture – what an elaborate roof in itself, and then the “extra icing”…:)

    December 26, 2012 at 15:08

  62. So beautiful! We’ve not had any snow here yet, so it’s a joy to see your photos.

    Merry Christmas! I hope you’ve had a wonderful time:)

    December 26, 2012 at 16:22

  63. Beautiful photos and even a lovely surprise with the last image top to bottom. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!:-)

    Greetings from London.

    December 26, 2012 at 19:17

  64. beautiful family you have. Wishing you all a Happy New Year.:)

    December 26, 2012 at 20:33

  65. such a beautiful family ..and what gorgeous photos at the ice gardens

    December 26, 2012 at 23:06

  66. What a fun outing. You always find and create the most beautiful photo settings. Your family is just beautiful, Fiona.

    December 27, 2012 at 01:49

  67. hee hee….
    Ice sabers! What great fun!

    «Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

    December 27, 2012 at 03:31

  68. onceupona

    Lovely pictures and thanks for the Christmas greeting! Greetings to you and yours!!! Cheers, Danette

    December 27, 2012 at 05:11

  69. imac

    Great to see these beautiful shots, and the fun to be had.

    December 27, 2012 at 07:51

  70. It was lovely to see your family Fiona. Thanks for including them today – Dave

    December 27, 2012 at 08:41

  71. Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you, family and friends Happy Holidays.

    December 27, 2012 at 10:42

  72. beautiful series and photos. well taken

    December 27, 2012 at 15:48

  73. Amazing photos of your family and the area around you. Gorgeous !

    December 28, 2012 at 20:13

  74. Too wonderful for words. Only missing thing is you need to get somebody else to snap the pic, to make it a complete family photo. thanks for the wonderful Christmas post, no less wonderful for reading it a few days late!

    December 31, 2012 at 00:44

  75. denise

    What a very beautiful family picture! I love those smiles, and yes the magic wands!

    December 31, 2012 at 14:21

  76. Ice sabers indeed! Great photo of your mighty warriors!:)

    December 31, 2012 at 23:37

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