Frosted times

Let me take you back to the end of October last year,

To a cold day of frosted eyelashes on leaves.

Eyelashes copy

It was a stunning bright day

Perfect for a drive out to the horse ranch

Sporting its old Grand Central clock on the side of the barn.

Grand central

The brilliance of the sun

Turned the wires into art

Frosted wire

And behind the frosted thistles

I discovered a secret world of rainbow bubbles.

Frosted bokeh copy

On the way home, I stopped to admire

The endurance of this ancient rune stone

(And to wonder if the Simpsons was based on the pattern on the stone…

Look at those eyes!)

Old rune stone

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76 responses

  1. You make such beautiful pictures with whatever you have around you!

    January 14, 2013 at 15:53

  2. Beautiful winter series, always nice with some ice and frost on leaves and wires

    January 14, 2013 at 16:01

  3. sylviakirk

    Such lovely, frosty scenes and you do always find the very best!! I love the old stone — that Simpson guy does get around doesn’t he!! Hope you have a great week! Stay warm!

    January 14, 2013 at 16:13

  4. Bob

    You can see everything when it’s cold. Great photographs.

    January 14, 2013 at 16:22

  5. Jim

    Frosted eyelashes……wonderful photo! And The Grand Central clock!!

    January 14, 2013 at 16:27

  6. Winter I am learninglately, is a photographer’s dream:-)

    January 14, 2013 at 16:28

  7. …….they leave me breathless …. thank you!

    January 14, 2013 at 16:38

  8. Look at that bokeh you captured…brilliance.

    January 14, 2013 at 16:42

  9. Pat

    Lovely shots!

    January 14, 2013 at 16:42

  10. Stunning work! Great use of light. The broken in that one shot is truly amazing.

    January 14, 2013 at 17:05

  11. what a cool old clock…love it against the wood grain….the frost though makes for some amazing halo structures on the plants….

    January 14, 2013 at 17:21

  12. All great photos. The photo of the clock hanging from the building is my favorite.

    January 14, 2013 at 17:25

  13. Fantastic photos and so beautiful. The ancient ruin stone of the Simpson puts a smile on my face:-)

    January 14, 2013 at 17:26

  14. Such beautiful photos! Frost can be so magical!

    January 14, 2013 at 17:29

  15. daryledelstein

    i am sure Homer Simpson was a deity worshiped by a long long ago rock cult😉

    January 14, 2013 at 17:32

  16. Hi Fiona, Love that first shot. Frost can make for some great photos, can’t it???? AND–that blue sky is gorgeous. We haven’t had much of anything but rain here for quite awhile… BUT–this morning, it is much colder here (low 30’s) –and very foggy… Fog makes for good pictures also.

    Have a great day.

    January 14, 2013 at 17:48

  17. TexWisGirl

    love the barn wood texture and the sparkling bokeh in the grasses. nice!!

    January 14, 2013 at 18:30

  18. I continually love clicking into your world, Lady Fi. Xx

    January 14, 2013 at 19:02

  19. I love all your frosty morning photos. The first photos is marvelous. I can see the resemblance to the Simpsons in your last photo.

    January 14, 2013 at 19:14

  20. Such a beautiful series this is.
    I especially love the first one.
    Wonderful detail.
    Happy Monday to you!

    January 14, 2013 at 19:15

  21. · The first one, the first one, the first one… is fantastic.
    · It is very nice the Simpsons’ stone.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    January 14, 2013 at 19:37

  22. Beautiful pictures, I especially like the first, really good.

    January 14, 2013 at 19:48

  23. It really does look like Homer SImpson…lol. Lovely shots and yes you do embrace winter.


    January 14, 2013 at 19:53

  24. Very nice job…very beautiful. Hope for photodays like that

    January 14, 2013 at 20:03

  25. Wonderful stuff here, Fiona!

    January 14, 2013 at 20:16

  26. J Cosmo Newbery

    Brrr! (29C and sunny here today!)

    (For one brief moment I thought that was Homer Simpson on the stone!)

    January 14, 2013 at 20:29

  27. I Love it, Lady Fi!
    Such a great series… its now snowing over here… also a little bit of winter…:)
    Have a nice week and warm greatings Anna

    January 14, 2013 at 20:47

  28. How beautiful! I especially like the glowing leaf in the first photo. It seems to embody both warm (the colour) and coolness (the frost).

    January 14, 2013 at 21:10

  29. These are all very beautiful shots. I love the frost on the red leaf.

    January 14, 2013 at 21:30

  30. Ha ha… Prehistoric Homer, perhaps!

    January 14, 2013 at 22:47

  31. Wonderful capture Fi but I do love the single frosted leaf …. a work of art and that’s why I love photography.

    January 15, 2013 at 01:32

  32. cloudia

    We stared at the scene with the clock for a long admiring time. All amazing rich photos. You are the BEST

    Aloha from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ >

    January 15, 2013 at 01:50

  33. Oh gorgiful! I laughed at the Homer Simpson on the stone.

    January 15, 2013 at 02:14

  34. Fantastic Pics!I enjoyed them all.

    January 15, 2013 at 02:41

  35. Wonderful frosty shots. I like that old grand clock.

    January 15, 2013 at 05:19

  36. indrani

    Lovely captures!

    January 15, 2013 at 07:39

  37. Anonymous

    Brilliant – I love the frost feathers. Thank you.

    January 15, 2013 at 09:21

  38. The sun is precious The clock is very cool :)

    January 15, 2013 at 09:36

  39. You make the ordinary so fascinating!

    January 15, 2013 at 09:41

  40. Beautiful images! The bokeh is lovely on the 4th shot. And I love the shot of the barn and clock. A great series, Lady Fi! Have a happy week ahead.

    January 15, 2013 at 10:17

  41. Can’t tell which picture I prefer they are all beautiful !

    January 15, 2013 at 11:02

  42. Nice pictures you show:) Hanne Bente

    January 15, 2013 at 12:24

  43. Rune stones are fascinating – has this one had paint or something applied to make the runes clearer?

    January 15, 2013 at 13:51

  44. Oh! I like that clock! Must be a beautiful drive during fall:)

    January 15, 2013 at 14:05

  45. See, this is why I envy European photographers… All that gorgeous frost. I miss it so much!

    Stunning pics as usual, Fiona. Just beautiful.

    January 15, 2013 at 14:21

  46. Wonderful shots. I enjoyed reading your commentary.

    January 15, 2013 at 14:49

  47. Wonderful pictures! That first one is breathtaking!

    January 15, 2013 at 14:58

  48. You have me laughing and asking the same question about your Simpson rock…

    January 15, 2013 at 15:31

  49. Beautiful frost shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    January 15, 2013 at 15:38

  50. That clock looks old therefore I love it! Wonderful ‘frosted eyelashes on leaves.’ I thought of the Simpsons too when I saw the rock.

    Hazel @ Bedight

    January 15, 2013 at 16:03

  51. Love your photos and your descriptions of them! And yes, I see the Simpson’s in the rock!!

    January 15, 2013 at 16:24

  52. Beautiful pictures but Homer on the stone really made me laugh.

    January 15, 2013 at 16:44

  53. Froat makes everything look sugar coated. Great shots.

    January 15, 2013 at 17:00

  54. especially the first photograph is lovely! I also love to photograph frosted nature, too bad there is not much winter over here. But today we had some snow, which makes me happy as a child!:-)

    January 15, 2013 at 18:19

  55. Splendid photos, as always, but I don’t quite believe the prehistoric Simpsons.

    January 15, 2013 at 18:55

  56. Yes, Bart was definitely visiting! The frost brought out the best in the landscape – as did your camera and compositions. (I love the clock, especially on that old barn.)

    January 15, 2013 at 19:54

  57. Stunning photos, as well. The last photo reminded me of the fact that the yellow guy is pretty popular in Sweden:)
    Have a wonderful week!

    January 15, 2013 at 22:04

  58. Wonderful sparkling winter scenes. Was that picture of Homer on the rock really old? It looks so much like the Simpsons I can’t believe it wasn’t drawn recently.

    January 15, 2013 at 22:24

  59. Wonderful sparkling winter scenes. Was that picture of Homer on the rock really old? It looks so much like the Simpsons I can’t believe it wasn’t drawn recently.

    January 15, 2013 at 22:25

  60. I love frosty photos, so thanks for sharing these with us. I thought of Homer Simpson too when I saw the rock picture and that was before I’d read what you put!:)

    January 15, 2013 at 22:56

  61. Marvellous captures of the frost, LadyFi:)

    January 16, 2013 at 04:18

  62. Beautiful photos. :)

    January 16, 2013 at 05:28

  63. beautiful pictures ….. I liked it a lot!

    January 16, 2013 at 07:23

  64. Love the rune stone..yes I see a Simpson. I enjoyed your bubbles of light..and you captured so many of them! Lovely frost:)

    January 16, 2013 at 15:23

  65. simpson and runes.. why not? Love your shots of the old ranch.

    January 16, 2013 at 16:12

  66. Such a lovely series of images – with the unexpected Simpsons jolt at the end!
    It all brought a smile to «Louis’» face!

    January 16, 2013 at 17:43

  67. imac

    Very different – very well captured to your high standard photography. Love em

    January 16, 2013 at 18:09

  68. Love the frosty images, so beautiful.

    January 16, 2013 at 18:57

  69. Hello Lady Fi!
    Beautiful and very interesting pictures.
    I send greetings.

    January 16, 2013 at 21:33

  70. sanclementejedi

    Those are some amazing looking photos

    January 17, 2013 at 00:08

  71. Wow! I especially love the first two photos!! Spectacular! :)

    January 17, 2013 at 03:48

  72. awww!!!!!!!!!!!

    those shots are a-maz-ing!!!

    January 17, 2013 at 15:17

  73. Amazing finding these things! I love that vintage clock.

    January 18, 2013 at 18:07

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