Don’t take that the wrong way. I like these photos, but I couldn’t fit them, thematically, into either of my previous posts on the recent blizzard. Instead, I’m putting them into their own category: photos of frost after a blizzard. These are not photos that show the depth of the snow, the wind-blown drifts or patterns in the snow, or anything about the ecological impacts of the blizzard. They’re just photos of frosty plants that happen to be in deep snow with cool drifts (not shown). I hope you enjoy them.
Beautiful! What type macrolens to you use?
Next time this happens, try to find the entrance to a burrow. Warm moist air from underground makes neat frost structures when it hits very cold air. If there are any caves or waterfalls in the area they would be even better.
Oh yeah, always dazzled by the ‘glittering jewels’ during a frosty morning.
Always many beautiful things to see in nature if you look close enough. Thanks for sharing your posts!
Lovely! You have an artist’s eye! Thanks for sharing.
Great photos, as usual!
I wonder, do you have any advice on germinating the seeds of round-headed lespedeza? Funny that you should have a photo of it here JUST when Iâm thinking about germinating the seed I collected this past summer for a butterfly garden that Iâm designing in Oakville.
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I’m not sure I really have much advice for you. We’ve always had good luck getting lespedeza to germinate and establish in our plantings. We haven’t done any kind of pretreatment with lespedeza, but I also haven’t ever investigated our actual germination percentages.