Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Walking in a Winter Wonderland....

The United Kingdom has been experiencing a deep freeze for the last week or so..not great for driving, but fabulous for pictures... 
The place looks straight out of Narnia.



By this morning there was over 24 hours of crystallised frost on the tree branches and as the sun came out they sparkled!



Even the most delicate spider webs had a special coating of "icing sugar"



And like lethal spikes, the trees had thorns of ice!  (This is a lilac tree!)



It made for stunning views!





I went to Christmas lunch with the laaadddies (said in your poshist voice!)..and this was the view from the golf house.  We couldn't have asked for more perfect seasonal views!



(BTW, in other news..I came home from my lunch to see that the kitchen counter has been installed!  Yeah!...this kitchen might not be finished for Christmas, but it will be functional!)

Until next time...

30 comments:

Terry said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I've never seen a frosted spider web! Cool! :0)

Timi said...

Gorgeous photos!!!
My daughter also liked the spider web....:o)

Lizzie said...

Breathtaking views Jane, fabulous shots...
Lizzie
xxx

Rafael's Mum said...

These are amazing Jane! How beautiful and how well captured! fabulous!!

Lina said...

Spectacular pictures as always! Snowstorm in MTL today!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful photos! Everything looks enchanted!

Fiona said...

Lovely pictures - I can't ever remember frost like this - the temperature is horrible but it does look pretty.

Judi said...

I had to take the kids outside at school today just to look at the icicles on the twigs and branches. Got some lovey sketches out of them. It was so beautiful.

a very fine house said...

So serene and beautiful. We long for such a winter here, or at least I do.

Ali said...

Hasn't it been incredible? Though it's taken until about 2pm for the fog to clear here each day, which makes for fewer photo opportunities!

Ali Honey said...

Fabulous cold photos!
( It's just the opposite down here.)
Do stay warm and enjoy the winter wonderland.

Leah said...

Very cool photos. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

jane, you are such an amazing photographer! The pictures today are some of my most favorite of those I've seen on your blog. You truly have a talent!

MOONSTITCHES said...

These photos are beautiful!

Rachel said...

Beautiful. Isn't that what they call hoarfrost?

Marls said...

Gorgeous photos you have taken. Postcard material.

Kitty said...

As always .... stunning pictures: absolutely gorgeous. x
PS, I'm getting a 50mm f1.8 lens for Christmas! Yay!

Karen said...

Very nice. I LOVE the spider web, great shot!

Katherine said...

Jane, you certainly have the talent for capturing the magical! I love the sparkly kiss that hoar frost gives everything it touches. Thanks for capturing the fairy magic of it all.

Shirley said...

Stunning photo's as ever Jane. Hope you are managing to keep warm and not sliding about too much. My Brother in Law had to drive the kids 300 yards down the hill to catch the school bus as they couldn't stand up on the pavement. It really does look so magical though.
Shirley.x

black bear cabin said...

gorgeous photos as always, but that spider web shot is AWESOME!!!! Cant wait to see photos of that new kitchen when its finished :)

Chookyblue...... said...

gorgeous photos........spectacular...........but probably not nice weather to be in...............

Quilter Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous with all the sparkly ice...love it!

Thimbleanna said...

Dang it! I KNEW I shouldn't have swept away the spiderwebs when I was doing the fall cleanup! Your pictures are gorgeous!

Lynda said...

Thanks for those pictures. DH came back from India and I was able to show him what he's missed!

Kathy said...

Those are some amazing photos. They look unreal.

Madame Samm said...

Jane the photos are sew incredible...you have an excellent eye for beauty and what looks like a good camera too...
great post today at Stash...thanks for being our guest..and a lovely one at that..

UK lass in US said...

Oh, how beautiful! Darn, you've gone and made me all homesick...

Alicia said...

oh please,oh please, oh please tell me how you did that watermark on the pictures that looks like a notary's stamp! SEW CREATIVE!

Tonya Ricucci said...

more gorgeous photos. love that spiky lilac tree.