Silent Sunday


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Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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51 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Oh I can feel the frigid, dry, cold. Lovely~

  2. Yes it does look crisp and very still!

  3. west517 says:

    Brrrrrrr! I love this Eliza ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Beautiful Eliza! Frost drapes a lacey net across everything doesn’t It? I find it mesmerizing. Blessings, Sarah

  5. derrycats says:

    Beautiful, and ominous at the same time.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, yes, winter is coming. Though I read that El Nino might give us a mild winter and keep the Polar Vortex up in Canada. I’m all for that – we could use a break!

  6. srickman2014 says:

    This is such a beautiful photo Eliza! It looks like a frost fairy painted the edges of the leaves. Love it!

  7. Excellent photo of the season. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Beautiful photo!! Looks like a painting. I love the intricate frosty detail on the leaves.
    By the way – did you make it snow on your site? Several sites I have gone to have snow falling. Is it my computer or is there some option for snow? Thanks for the wonderful photo, Eliza.

  9. albert says:

    Silent indeed. Peaceful,,but for the frost’s highlighting winter’s sharp edges.

  10. MK says:

    Lovely! I especially like the collar of white.

  11. Tina Schell says:

    Lovely capture – especially with your snowflake effect!

  12. dorannrule says:

    Singularly beautiful and hinting of winter en route.

  13. Val Boyko says:

    Crispy fresh and crackling … I can almost see my breath!

  14. Kathy Sturr says:

    One of my most favorite memories in Maine is the first frosts at the edge of the woods on our property. The sun would stream through the trees and the frost glittered in all the details of the land – the sharp angles of grasses, the fallen crumbles of leaves, the lichen on branches, and my most favorite, the lined leaves and red berries of the bunchberry. Thank you for this beautiful reminder!

  15. Laurie Graves says:

    So nice! My kind of photograph. While I appreciate scenic views as much as the next person, I tend to be drawn to the small things in nature.

  16. Frost really brings out the details in the leaves. There is such depth in this photo, and so much color! Looks like full on winter in your garden-

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you. The temps.have been mild lately. We’re running about 10 degrees above normal – no complaints! They say El Nino might keep the Polar Vortex away this winter – which would be fine with me! We could use a mild winter for a change. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • That is good news, Eliza. I certainly hope you’re right about keeping the severe cold well to our north- where it is needed! There are still 2 pots of Begonias outside on our front patio. I had no place to bring them in, and they continue to grow. Isn’t that amazing for this far into December? Wish we lived close enough for some hands on tutoring sessions, Eliza. Would love to learn flower arranging from you. โค

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Aw, thanks, I would love a session with you

      • We could create some great winter pots together! I’m going out to look for a dwarf Alberta Spruce, later today,to make a mighty centerpiece for the buffet table next week. Would love for you to work your magic with the pot around the plant! I’ll email some photos of the arrangements my friends created for our neighborhood entrance. They are lifelong experts and do the most amazing things with plant material!
        Wet and mild here again today…..

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Sounds like the buffet will be well dressed!

      • ๐Ÿ˜‰ Couldn’t find the right shrub yesterday. Now I’m working with an idea to anchor Mountain Laurel branches in a large bowl of damp sand. That won’t support lights, but I have small (1″) gold balls and some small resin birds to brighten the branches, and ‘sheet moss’ to cover the sand…..

      • Eliza Waters says:

        You’ll have to post a photo of it when it is finished. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • That means remembering my camera next week ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve gotten the branches cut and prepped, and will assemble all of the components this afternoon. Spent the entire day, yesterday, out in the garden. It was sunny and warm. I planted the new Cryptomeria ‘Black Dragon,’ and started a new bed around it, filled with spring bulbs and anchored with some little dwarf conifers we found a long the way. What a gift to have such a lovely day this deep into December!

      • Eliza Waters says:

        It has been so unseasonably warm. This coming week will be all in the 50s! That is TWENTY degrees above normal. I’m just hoping the forsythia doesn’t break dormancy!

      • Same here, Eliza. Mine shows yellow buds. It will be in the mid-70s in coastal VA today. Gardening is still far more interesting that Christmas….. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Eliza Waters says:

        70s – wow! It’s hard to feel Christmasy without the cold, isn’t it?

      • Something one must grow accustomed to here…. was in the mid-70s when we returned to the car from photographing wreathes in CW today. We drove down by the river, less than 5 miles, and it was 53 by the water. How does that work, exactly?? We still enjoyed the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Maria F. says:

    I can feel the frost over here. Lovely colors!

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