Sunday, January 22, 2012

Frosty Trees

I do hope you are not getting tired of seeing snow pictures. 
I am rather limited as to what I can photograph right now,so snow scenes is what it will be.

These pictures were taken around the end of December.
The location is two blocks from where I live.
I love how the trees were decorated with frost.


Here is a close view of the needles on this tree. 
I am amazed at how the frost can cling to each little needle.
Obviously there has also been some snow to add to the beauty.

Each time I see these trees,I am fascinated by the colour of the branches.
They give such a lovely contrast to the rest of the tree and to the whole scene.


Of course,I couldn't be out photographing frost and evergreens and not get a picture of a trio of cones.


The simple beauty of  frost covered branches against a winter blue sky is so attractive. Before too long these same branches will be sprouting new leaves and be home to the birds coming back to their nesting grounds.


Thought for Today:
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
George Washington Carver

40 comments:

Dorothy said...

Ruth, your pictures are wonderful!! I never tire of seeing snow pictures. I love the quote you posted, too!
Hope you have a great new week!

Janice K said...

That first pictures almost looks like trees that have been heavily flocked, back in the days when we used to do that to our Christmas trees. And, that one with the pines cones would make a beautiful Christmas card.

Since we have been in St Louis, MO at our daughter's for most of the winter, we haven't seen much snow other than when we were home for a couple of weeks after Christmas. We did have some ice here Friday night though--I think I prefer the snow.

Kerri Farley said...

One of my fave quotes! Gorgeous pics!

Karen said...

I do not grow tired of looking at snow pictures. Not as easy attainable here in MS. :) Beautiful pictures Ruth!

Lois Evensen said...

Your snow images are beautiful! I can't get tired of them. ;)

Karin said...

If you hadn't said 'snow' and the grass was green, these trees would look like they're in bloom! So gorgeous! Not sure what kind of pine tree the one with the reddish bark is! I love that when the snow finally melts all the needles get spring-cleaned! Have a great week Ruth!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Fabulous pictures, Ruth. Since we are getting no snow so far this year, I enjoy seeing others' pictures.. That is the kind of snow I love the most---the kind that clings to everything. I love the photos of the evergreens with snow/frost on them.. Fabulous!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Debbie said...

brrrr - eautiful!!

TexWisGirl said...

since we've not gotten one bit of ice or snow yet this winter (very odd for this late in the season), i'm enjoying your views! :)

Ginny Hartzler said...

The first and last pictures are my favorites, Ruth!! That first tree, it is so loaded with frost I wonder how it could still stand. It doesn't take much ice and frost to bring down a tree here. And the last tree. those snow covered branches really do look like snowflake patterns!

grammie g said...

Hi Ruth...These are just lovely ..love the pine cones and the unlimited broadcasting station line : }
Grace

Susan said...

great pictures..never get tired of them...only God can paint a picture as beautiful as hoar frost clinging to the trees.

Muffy's Marks said...

Gorgeous photos. No I never tire of snow photos, until about the middle of April. Then, I better see some daffodils poking their head out of the ground

George said...

These are marvelous pictures of frosty trees. I could never get tired of seeing wonderful pictures like these, especially since the snow is up there rather than down here. Although all of the pictures are beautiful, I really like that last one.

Shug said...

A beautiful thought for the day!

Gorgeous pictures...I love how the frost just sits itself right down in between every needle of the tree...We rarely see this...
enjoyed

Elaine said...

Snow clinging to the trees provides some wonderful photos, and these are all nice. I really like the closeups of the needles and cones.

Kay said...

I have always loved the snow on the limbs. Of course it doesn't snow much here where I live, but I love seeing photos like these.

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Nice pics:)

Diane said...

Any one of these would make a beautiful Christmas card. Diane

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Winter looks beautiful through the lens of your camera.

Linda said...

I love your snow shots...very nice job!

Montanagirl said...

Just a wonderful set of photos. I really like frost-laden trees: they provide great photo ops. The pine cone shot is spectacular - thanks for sharing these!

Arija said...

I can take all the frost and snow you can throw at me Ruth. Our heatWave continues and it is so nice to be reminded that there is snow and cold somewhere on the globe.

beautiful shots as always.

Sandra said...

we will never get tired of your photos, no matter what you take them of. these are stunning, all of them. so beautiful. and they are not just snow pis, they are art. keep snapping. i would never get to see these sights if you don't post them.

Unknown said...

Ruth, absolutely wonderful images! I love them all!

Hilary said...

Beautiful, frosty images, Ruth. I'm not at all tired of seeing snowy images. We've hardly had any snow yet here and yours are just fabulous.

wildaboutwales said...

an avid follower of your blog but as yet never commented under my new blog name, We have had no snow as yet in Wales so your photos are a welcome sight,

S. Etole said...

Winter has such a special beauty. Your photos depict it well.

Pat said...

I really like the color and lines of the branches and tree trunk in the third photo. The reddish-brown is a beautiful contrast with all the snow.

Mary said...

They really are very beautiful! I think if snow didn't also happen to be COLD!....we would appreciate it more :-) These branches are like works of art.

Unknown said...

Just found your blog!!! I love taking photos of nature as well, to me there is nothing more relaxing!!
Your new follower from the cold land of Alaska!
Chris :o)

MedaM said...

I could never get tired of seeing snow photos especially when the photos are such beautiful like these that you posted.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I never get tired of snow photos. We rarely see any here, so it's nice to see it there. Hope you have a good week

Anonymous said...

Beautiful frost and snow photographs. I love the Thought for Today from George Washington Carver.

Becky said...

I always love seeing snow and frost on evergreen trees. They are special. . That last picture is unique.
B.

Rick said...

It would be difficult to tire of these shots, Ruth - beautiful captures of winter with the contrast of the snow, trees, needles ... Love that last shot, and great selection of that quote !

Anonymous said...

Your photos are very beautiful!!! I haven't seen this kind of winter yet this year. Our winter in the east is very mind and uneventful this year. Ann

RobertN said...

Beautiful! Good for greetings card!
Gretings from Brasov!:)

Naturegirl said...

Ruth I have enjoyed viewing your snow images from a distance! This is the way I personally enjoy winter,observing from miles away in the sunshine Foothills of Sonoran Desert of Arizona!
Blessings to you dear lady! xo

BlueShell said...

I'll never be tired to see photos with snow...You can be sure of that!!!
Love those photos...love the thought!
God bless you!
BShell