Flowers in the Frost

It was a bit cold this morning – minus 3.5 degrees C according to my car. With a bit of a breeze and the proximity of the River Trent it felt even colder. I started taking photos and twenty minutes later, when my hands could no longer feel the button, I called it a day and sat in the car with the heater on. Julia continued her inspection, declared the garden closed for the day and started ringing round to reorganise things.


Frozen solid and minus three and a half degrees, though the moles are still active

I think it’s fair to say that they enjoyed themselves more in the main building than they would have done in the garden.


There was still plenty to see, though it was mostly droopy and covered in frost crystals. I tried to get some sun into the pictures but it was a bit low in the sky, and concealed behind trees.


A cold-looking garden gnome

The poppies, meanwhile, are standing up to the cold weather better than the real flowers.


From there I dropped Julia at the main building and went to the jewellers to get a safety chain fitted to one of her Christmas presents. I will say no more…

I managed to do some shopping before my return home and a session of writing Christmas cards and blogging before starting to cook tea.

This is the street, complete with frozen snow. Despite the forecast of higher temperatures I fear it may last a week or more, and continue to be a hazard underfoot.


A wintry scene

26 thoughts on “Flowers in the Frost

  1. Lavinia Ross

    Be careful! My brother slipped at fell last weekend while walking the dog, fracturing his arm.

    Its been down in the low 20s in the morning for a number of days. Area where the sun doesn’t hit don’t thaw out.

      1. Lavinia Ross

        The forearm fracture was pretty bad, and was jammed up into his wrist. The ER sedated him and realigned the bones, and put a temporary cast on until the orthopedic surgeon could look at him. That doctor put a new cast on that went up over his elbow, locking his arm at a 90 degree angle for now. If the weekly x-rays continue to show to show the bones are annealing and not shifting, he may be able to get by without surgery to pin it together.

      2. quercuscommunity

        Sorry to hear that – I once had a double greenstick fracture of the forearm and dislocated wrist – cast up to the armpit, 90 degree bend, various complications and a lot of itching. He has my sympathy.

  2. Laurie Graves

    Beautiful, beautiful frost flowers. Yes, be careful when walking. When the going gets too bad, Clif and I have grippers that we slide onto our boots. They really help.


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