Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Frost on leaves

I love how frost looks on the fallen autumn leaves.
I love how the frost is sprinkled atop the tiniest bumps of a leaf.
I love how the leaves look like sugared doughnuts or a miniaturized landscape after a dusting a snow.

I love how the white frost mutes the brown color of the dead leaves. They look almost like a faded red again.

 I love how frost enhances the shapes of the grasses or the leaves it touches.  Unlike a freeze that stiffens everything, after a frost the plants are still flexible.

 I love to explore the little hills and valleys of a leaf that's touched by frost.  I wish it would stay as it is at this moment so I could keep one and look at it every day.  But no, the frost disappears with the first beam of sunlight from the new day.  Gone.

To all who will celebrate a holiday tomorrow,

have a great Thanksgiving


Scott said...

"...sugared doughnuts..." Perfect! Have a good holiday, Carolyn.

Cathy said...

Beautiful pictures. You have a great Turkey day too.

Carolyn H said...

Cathy: Thanks! Ate too much turkey, but then I always do

Carolyn H said...

Scott: I hope your turkey day was a good one, too!