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branches of a tree with snow

The hoar frost was gorgeous yesterday morning, and I always kick myself when I leave my camera at home. I should know that it needs to be attached to me all day, because I always see picture opportunities and never have my camera. The land by my daughters preschool is bare, and yesterday there was a beautiful low sun shining through trees with beautiful hoar frost coatings on them…and no camera.

Not that I would know what to do with that kind of lighting anyways….one of these days I will actually start leaning my camera and stop breaking Becky’s heart that I have such an amazing little camera, capable of awesome pictures,yet use the Auto functions all the time 😉

However, the top picture came out beautifully, auto or not. The others aren’t as stunning since the sun hadn’t hit the front yet.

Frosted giant allium. I DO see now why people leave their plants for winter interest. They are beautiful when covered in frost

giant allium covered with frost

And my echinacea are simply spectacular winter interest in the front, I am glad I planted another.

close up of echinacea with snow

I am in the throes of ignoring my spring fever, walking by the seeds and potting materials that the dang stores have already set out. Why must they tempt me?

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  1. Karlee says

    I love taking hoar frost pictures!! Yours turned out great. It’s amazing what great pictures you can get with point and shoots on auto. But I must admit…I am absolutely in love with my new SLR and my 35mm prime lens and wouldn’t trade it. I can take ok pictures with the SLR on auto…but once I learned the basic principles of photography, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth of field, and can use it manualy, it’s a whole new world and so much fun to play around with (but also frustrating).

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