November 02, 2012

Frost Adorned.

November comes across as a very nostalgic month.
In my native language it carries a poetic name, loosely translated as leaf-fall. Indeed, during the next few weeks, our trees will be robbed of their ornate attire, until they stand bare, instigating a sense of sadness, almost melancholy.

This penultimate month of the year makes me feel as if we are standing between seasons.
Autumn is slowly concluding and the fiery colours are vanishing, being replaced by grey scale and monochrome. The daylight turns into twilight and the dry air becomes cold, damp and misty.

However, as winter closes in, once in a while we wake up to a subtle platinum dawn, revealing frozen landscape - that first preview of what is to come a few weeks down the road.

Continuing my fascination with macro-photography, I tried to immortalize the first frost on our lawn this past week, as it adorned the remains of summer bloom and intensified the contour of fallen foliage.
The views came across as a time-warp, bridging three seasons into a moment of delicate natural beauty, only visible to an early riser, vanishing upon the gentle touch of the fragile morning sun.




22 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Your pictures are gorgeous. Have to admit I made a few myself too, :).

Have a lovely weekend and I'll talk to you soon.

Rahul Bhatia said...

The pictures of the first frost are absolutely delighting:)

Kath said...

Very delicate and atmospheric. I particularly liked the last one.
Keep warm lovely girl.

Rebecca said...

Oh you captured such beauty that I didn't even think could be captured! You have such an eye for this. I usually dread winter, but as I grow older I am beginning to see it differently and you have pointed one of the reasons why in your stunning photos. Thank you!!

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Brian Miller said...

nice frost pics....frost makes things magical....it is cold up here but no frost this morning...i like the name leaf-fall....lots of leaves taken out in our big storm this week....there are still some bright spots hanging on....guess i am ready for winter...would not mind autumn sticking around a bit longer....smiles....

A Lady's Life said...

Nature is truly fascinating and beautiful.We can make heaven on earth.

LadyCat said...

Your photos are amazing! Ice crystals are so beutiful with each crystal having its own unique shape. And the way they frame the colorful flowers and leaves is a true work of art. Have a great weekend : )

A Plain Observer said...

You are right, this time a year is melancholic. The pictures you took are beautiful and if I took the time you appreciate that frost, perhaps I would find this time more tolerable (I do admire now the sunrise and foliage!), but normally I just run for cover to keep warm.

Hilary said...

Very lovely pics, Z. I just don't get out that early with the camera. I'm glad that you did. :)

ladyfi said...

Beautiful frosted shots! I love it when we get a really deep frost - it's so picturesque.

Susan Deborah said...

Loved loved the frosty bits of nature you have shot and displayed.

The line, "we are standing between seasons" is such a beautiful one. Almost gives a feeling of having one foot in autumn and the other in winter. How wonderfully you give me word pictures, dear Zuzana.

Hope you are happy and lively.

Joy always,
Susan

Angela Bell said...

Great pictures , " The secret ministery of frost" Read The Frost at Midnight" by Sameuel Taylor Coleridge, it is so beautiful.xx

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, I do love your frosty pictures! They are beautiful with the brilliant colors showing through! Yes, the leaves will soon be goon and we can start enjoying snowflakes shimmering in the sun!

SandyCarlson said...

Your images are amazing, and they accompany your lyrical post so beautifully.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers with frost all over them.

Marie Vie said...

These shots are beautiful........winter is on the way, mornings and nights are getting colder. But there is always Joy to be found in the early start of the day.
Much love to you. xx
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steviewren said...

Nice capture of this cross seasonal display. I do love those long skinny bits of frost.

AVY said...

Beauty, captured, the way it should be.

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Cottage Garden said...

Lovely photos and prose Zuzana. I long for such crisp frosty days but sadly its all brown and mushy here at the moment:-)!

Hope you are well dear friend.

Jeanne
xox

Sandi McBride said...

Spectacular is the only word for these photos...thanks for sharing
Sandi

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