Cold, but pretty

It's been a cold start to winter for us in the Midwest this year, as temperatures are about 10ºF (-12ºC) below normal and have been for the most part of a few weeks.

That means that I'm seeing the winter garden a bit earlier than normal, but that's not always a bad thing -- the winter garden is quite attractive in its own ways.


Some things that caught my eye yesterday and this morning: the pond, the fluffy miscanthus seeds, the sunrise. It's all pretty, but I'm especially fond of the pond in winter -- something about seeing the blobs of color swimming beneath the ice fascinates me.

To be honest though, there's not a lot in the garden that doesn't fascinate me.

These photos say "cold" to me -- I hope I captured that adequately.

Any indications that winter is going to be especially cold where you live?


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scottweberpdx  – (November 29, 2013 at 10:35 AM)  

Beautiful, Indeed! We're supposed to have a short bout of chilly weather next week...other than that, we've been having lovely weather this fall :-)

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (November 29, 2013 at 11:51 AM)  

Too cold!! I hope you'll warm up a bit.

We're supposed to have our first frost next week...

Lisa  – (November 29, 2013 at 2:27 PM)  

It's been a fast leap from fall into full-on winter. Pond froze almost over night it seems.

Beth at PlantPostings  – (November 29, 2013 at 8:32 PM)  

I don't know if it will be a colder winter overall, but it seems like we went from summer to winter pretty fast. It was a great summer and early fall, but November has been colder than "normal." Usually the snow doesn't stick around on the ground until after Thanksgiving. Oh well... Your photos are interesting. I especially like the light play between the blades and seedheads of grass.

Anonymous –   – (December 3, 2013 at 6:02 AM)  

Alan, the last photo of the pond looks like a Monet painting, very lovely.

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