October 17, 2011

Frozen Dew.

We have now passed mid fall, thus the first frost covers the ground, clearly visible upon daybreak.
This past week, getting ready to hang up new washed laundry in the morning sun, I had to walk onto our lawn, which is now mid calf length - not that we care too much.

The air was still and cool and there was a promise of a beautiful sunny autumn day in store. Areas of grass not heated yet by the sun were covered by multitude of water crystals and beads of frozen dew - a stunning, nevertheless fleeting architecture in ice.

Nature is an endless source of magic. Just a couple of weeks ago, the sense of summer hang in the air, as spiders spun their webs among the slender green straws, covered with brilliant dew. Yet now they are long gone, and the ice in the grass announces in no uncertain terms that the countdown to winter has truly begun.

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33 comments :

A Lady's Life said...

the crystal dew drops are beautiful
and clothes fresh from an outdoor line are the best:)
My mom hung hers outside even in winter.

Brian Miller said...

nice captures...ah that bit of frost is a bit of magic...id rather it stick than what is to come next..loving the cool mornings...i hope that you had a wonderful trip zuzana

Rahul Bhatia said...

That was a magical frost bite!

Kath said...

Amazingly detailed photos. No frost here yet, although it has turned a bit chillier.

Susan Deborah said...

Lucky you. These drops almost look like diamonds and are oh! so pretty. I almost felt like grabbing them and eating them (I know it seems funny).

The green and the silver are an excellent combination, don't you think?

Thanks for these splendid picture, Zuzana.

Joy always,
Susan

Punk Chopsticks said...

Omg those pictures are BREATHTAKING!!! I love your prose at the beginning, it's sort of like a prelude to the whole reading experience (i don't know, maybe its just me) Great post!

Janelle Goodwin said...

I love your sentence "Nature is an endless source of magic." How true! Beautiful and breathtaking photos, Zuzana!

LadyCat said...

Beautiful photos! You captured that perfect moment in time, when the dew was crytalized into diamonds on the grass.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Beautiful shots Zuzana!!!! Just beautiful detail on the GREEN shoots of grass!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear Zuzana,

This is so lovely and it has come way too soon.

Thanks for these beautiful images.

All joys to you,

Sharon

GYPSYWOMAN said...

magnificent images, zuzana - love the idea of being able to walk outdoors in the tall grass and hang clothes to dry in the heat of the sun - nothing smells better - at least that's the way i remember it from the last time i hung clothes outdoors many many moons ago! beautiful post!

Betsy said...

We haven't had our first frost yet..but soon! It was just a few degrees from freezing last night! I do love to see frost shimmering in the morning sun. You captured a few beautiful shots of it!

adrielleroyale said...

Amazing and wonderful shots!! I also love how you speak in "we" now instead of "I" ;) Much love my friend :)

Donna said...

Beautiful and amazing photos, Zuzana. It's magical!

Hugs,
Donna

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. We do not get to experience this here.

Angela Bell said...

Beautiful details on those photos ,much colder her in Cornwall but no frost yet.Everything is tucked away in the greenhouse now and I have planted bulbs!!

Zuzu said...

Truly magical photos, Zuzana - and such beauty on tiny blades of grass!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Zuzana,

So very beautiful!
I love your crystal, frost covered grass and looks really magical.

Happy Thursday
Hugs
Carolyn

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Gorgeous gorgeous pics... Love 'em totally...
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ladyfi said...

What gorgeous dewy shots! I love the sound frost makes as you walk on it.

Cottage Garden said...

Dear Zuzana

You have captured such detail with these photos. Isn't it amazing how an inocuous blade of grass can be so beautiful when viewed up close.

No frost here as yet but there is a definite hint of chill in the air!

Jeanne
xx

Holly said...

These photos are amazing. They look almost etherial to me!! That is definately one thing that I do miss living in the desert.

Kat_RN said...

How pretty. No frost here yet, but the leaves are changing and we brought the electric heaters down from the attic today.
I can't wait for our first fire place fire of the season!
Kat

sprinkles said...

Sorry I haven't been by lately. Trying to stay on top of everyone's blogs is difficult now with school and work.

You always manage to find the most amazing beauty in the smallest details. I envy that about you.

Where I would curse the frost, you take a moment to enjoy and appreciated it.

Myrna R. said...

We don't get frost like that here in the desert. Thanks for reminding me what colder weather is like. The pictures are so vivid.
Nice that you enjoy all seasons.

Ash said...

Superb photos, Zuz. They're so clear and sharp, I can almost feel the grass. Fabulous post!

Hilary said...

Too soon! It always is for me.. but too beautiful, also.

Just_because_today said...

this morning on my way to work I thought of you and how you appreciate nature -a post forming in my mind.
Isn't nature magical? and being aware of the changes it offers is such a gift...thank you, Zuzana

SandyCarlson said...

You are a poet, and you capture these changes with a poet's heart. The change is subtle and sudden at the same time.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Amazing pics - truly beautiful.Crisp vivid description

Amanda said...

i love these images and your description of that shift in season. for us, you really notice when the crickets stop chirping at night. the earth is turning and the pull of winter is powerfully apparent.

i can't get over the crystals on the grass blades of that last foto. it must have been difficult to get that shot! ;-)

wishing you a blessed week ahead,

xoxo

amanda

SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for your visits, my kind and steadfast friend.

Zuzana said...

Dear friends, our lawn, which still has not not been mow, is lying down and looks as if it belongs to a deserted house.;)

I do not mind though, as I like that idea of a wild garden, that is untamed and free. I am looking forward to take care of it with a more loving care comes spring.;)

Thank you all for your kind words when it comes to my photography, but as always - nature and my camera deserve all the credit.;))

Xoxo
Zuzana