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Frostweed (Verbesina virginica) "Blooms" in Central North Carolina

Frostweed – Verbesina virginica – is one of the very few plant species that can form unique and beautiful ice sculptures when winter conditions are favorable.  533 more words

Saying Yes to Gratitude

2016 has begun with Yes!

Its opening days brought glistening sun on frosty fields and the first snow of two winters. I’ve escaped the dark cocoon of my basement suite, into the light of the room I re-purposed from Mama’s piled up collections, abandoned projects, and perpetually drawn curtains, to openness from which I can see the mountain, the pink and gold sunrises, the chickadees playing in the bare lilac. 757 more words

Caring For A Parent

Frost Flowers

Yesterday I went for a bright, cold walk with Niko, Sofia, and the puppy, Cody. Usually I carry Sofia in my Ergo carrier, but this time I thought I’d save my back and push her in our big rough-terrain stroller. 345 more words

Family And Children

Frost Flowers

Deep in our November slumber
We know not that Nature weaves
Petals of silken ice
From water droplets
Dripping through fissures opened
By expanding freezing sap… 320 more words


Baby, it's cold outside

A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood.

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Ice Is Nice (When You Can FIND It)

Technical details: Canon EOS 7D camera, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens @ 60mm, ISO 100,  f/13, 1/20 sec

Photographing ice is a nice challenge for the nature photographer.  564 more words


Frost Flower!

I always mentally referred to these icy extrusions as frost flowers, but had never read anything about them.

Inspired by my friend Travis’ success just Googling the word or phrase that comes to mind, I tried typing… 41 more words