We woke yesterday morning to a wonderful gift! The four days of fog, gray skies, and dreary weather that have had me feeling gloomy myself brought the most beautiful frost!
I am usually the first one outside on a morning like this. I love the opportunity to take some pictures, but just the chance to take a quick walk out in the beautifully painted woods before the sun burns off the frost is a treat for me! Cliff knows how much I love it and he also knows that I occasionally miss the chance because I get tied up with something that seems more important at the time. He knows that whenever I miss it, I regret not getting out there. He had a quick errand to run first thing in the morning, and once he had pulled out of the driveway, he called me and said I should get the camera and go out for a walk. He was back home in no time and offered to stay in with Gavin, who didn't want to go outside (imagine that!) so I could go out. I am so thankful that not only do I have Cliff to take care of Gavin so I can go out, but that he knows me so well and knew that I would want to get out there as soon as I could.
The yard and the woods were quiet except for the skitter of a few little critters. I took my time walking, taking in each sight, from the detail of the tiny little snow sculptures on each pine needle and leaf to the grand and magnificent sight of the frosty woods with the fog-covered road in the background. Like loving the sight of a beautiful painting, and still appreciating every little brushstroke.
Rosehips and Pine Branches
The treetops in our front yard
Buckthorn berries in the woods
Canopy over the end of our driveway
The tiny stone puppy under the old maple tree.
Frosty Spruce Tree
This makes the now five days of dreary weather completely worth it! When the sun does come back out, I will rejoice in it, but before I do so, I will remember that the gloomy skies and damp air brought us this frosty masterpiece!