Nov 21, 2013

Goodnight Garden...

It happened,
the first hard frost
of the season set in...
 
the shady parts of the garden
sparkling in an icy frosting...
 
grab some hot cocoa and mittens
and come along...

 
dipped in sugar...
 


 
it's always sad to see the Roses go
for the year...
 
but,
 what a grand curtain call...
 


I love all the natural bokeh
in the photos...
 
all the little icy sparkles
created magic...
 



 
the Hydrangea...
 




 
fresh water
replaced ice in the bird's water bowl...
 
it looked like a hot tub
and was very popular....

 
Goodnight Garden...
 
I am joining...
 
Thanks for joining me today,
stay warm...

17 comments:

Mary Anne Komar said...

What beautiful roses, sprinkled with Mother Nature's glitter! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Julie Marie said...

It's always so bittersweet for me to say goodbye to my garden till Spring too Bella... but your photos are so beautiful... do you snip any and take them inside?... I ran out to my garden in the 100 mph east canyon winds we are having right now along with snow and snipped two perfect white rosebuds kissed with frost and brought them inside to dry... they looked sooo cold and lonely out there amongst the barren bushes, I just had to save them... winter brings it's own quiet beauty to our gardens though... and even though it is not even Christmas yet... my thoughts start turning to Spring... and what new pleasures my garden will bring... xoxo Julie Marie

Debbie said...

Bittersweet...how can I feel a sadness while witnessing such splendor?
xo

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

The frost on the roses and hydrangea look so beautiful. When you are missing your garden, just look at the splendor of these.

Hugs, Lynnie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Brrrr! And beautiful! Gorgeous in the frost. You are so good to your birdies! xx

Madelief said...

Dear Bella,

Although it must be difficult to say goodbye again to the the garden, the frost makes for some beautiful photo's!

Happy weekend!

Madelief x

NanaDiana said...

What gorgeous pictures, Bella. I don't know if I ever asked you- what kind of camera do you use to get those awesome closeups? xo Diana

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such sparkling beauty. Enchanting. xo Karen

Peggy Sue said...

I loved how your wrote this post..."grand curtain call" and the "Hot tub". you had me grinning from ear to ear...what beautiful pictures you take....It was a "Grand curtain call" Just loved!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your photos are just beautiful! Love the ice covered flowers...sorry to see them go though :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Bella,
Gorgeous pictures. Those roses are going out in style too pretty. Sad to see them go but what a beautiful exit they are making.
Kris

Roselle said...

Bella:
These photos are enchanting. Happy Holidays to you!
xo
Roselle

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Bella, you took some spectacular photos of roses and other plants with hoarfrost. So beautiful! But there is certainly some melancholy to them as well. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Christina

Paola T. said...

Ciao Bella, congratulations for the beautiful photos! Once I loved summer only, but since a few years I'm learning to appreciate the charm of each season! A hug from Italy. Paola from http://ilpaeseincantato.blogspot.it

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

What gorgeous photos Bella. I love the roses like this.
Sherry

Linda said...

Stunning photos! I am such a rose girl! XO
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Haworth said...

So pretty, Bella. Like your garden is already preparing herself for a little Christmas sparkle!