Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Another hoar frost. It looks like someone went around and doused the whole landscape with a can of Christmas tree flocking spray. The picture above is of a cattail marsh I drive past on my into the park.

A stand of aging ash trees. The sun never shone, so the frost never melted. The overcast sky turned everything a beautiful blue color late in the afternoon.

Another little cemetery about a mile north of our house. The man who built our house is buried here. I'll write more about that another time.

A crumbling stone barn foundation being overtaken by trees. My little 2.8 optical zoom, 5.0 megapixel digital camera can't capture the beauty of the land around me. That, and I need a few lessons in photography. Maybe I'll put a new camera on my birthday list. I can dream, can't I?


Erin said...

what beautiful photos!

•Karis Brown• said...

You live in such a beautiful place!

Mr. H. said...

I really like the cemetary picture...the colors.

Karen Sue said...

We've been having more of this recently. Better than ice, in most cases, because it is less apt to be as heavy and break branches. I drive 20 minutes toward Lake Erie to work. My house is cold and the lake area is warm, so I drive out of my weather in the morning and back into in the afternoon. Sometimes I forget that it was frosty or there was so much snow until I drive back into it!

jenny said...

LOVE the cemetary picture! It was nice here so most of the snow has finally melted away, except for the garden area-- go figure. In full sun, but snow still sits.

Not bad for a digital camera! :o) Who am I to say, I have a wimpy digital camera, too! LOL

Jo said...

Thanks Erin! I'm glad the camera was able to capture the blue of the sky.

Karis - Thank you! The beauty of our winters is sometimes the only thing that helps us get through them!

Hello Mr. H. - I like that one too. :)

Hi Karen Sue -- It must be interesting to have several microclimates so close to your home. Out here on the prairie, there's pretty much just one!

Howdy Jenny - Yeah, here I am complaining about my digital camera, when ten years ago I was still using a 35 mm thing. I should be happy with what I have!