Wednesday, 12 December 2012

A HARD FROST ..... MAGICAL .....




This morning we woke up to the hardest frost that I have seen for a long, long time and it was beautiful. The photographs that I took this morning really don't do it justice. Every plant, tree and shrub was frozen and it lasted all day.  It was a truly magical sight .....



That tall tree in our garden was given to us at a horticultural college in a plastic cup with one tiny shoot emerging from a seed. It was after the great storm of 1987 and they were encouraging everyone to plant a tree. It is now over 70 feet !!!!














This was the beautiful English scene that greeted me as I came out of the pub in the early evening, of the church on the village green.
Pretty or what ?!!! 







all images ....... MINE !!


Jackie

40 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful Jackie, there's nothing like an English village is there!! Very good photos too :)

    Hope you are ready for Christmas!!!! Keep warm XX

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  2. Just gorgeous! I too love this time of year. It makes everything magical. Your photos are beautiful. x

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  3. It does look beautiful and I loved the spiderweb photo, wow!

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  4. Beautiful. Love all the pictures. Those webs are beautiful.

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  5. Beautiful pictures.......13 days to go....love from me ...xxx...

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  6. We had the same Jacqueline-what a stunning morning. I didn't take a any photos, but I'm so glad you did!:-) caroline

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  7. Very envious right now! What a gorgeous place to live!

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  8. Your double exclamation marks are well merited, Jacqueline; the images are fantastic.

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  9. Simply enchanting, like you.

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  10. Oh Jackie, beautiful images! Happy christmastime!

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  11. Wow, so beautiful Jackie! I would love to spend Christmas in a setting like that! Enjoy it! xxoo

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  12. Oh, so perfect for this time of the year!
    Put your hood up!!
    xo,
    p

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  13. Jackie ~ these shots are gorgeous!! I love mornings like this and to be able to grab the camera and go outside to capture it is so much fun. So glad that you shared them. xo

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  14. Stunning photos . . . so beautiful . . .

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  15. Oh my goodness, Jacqueline, this is just lovely, so happy you shared. Cannot believe the spider webs! Beautiful photos. We are freezing in Houston right now, but we won't have this kind of frost...by the time the sun comes up it will all melt away as the temps rise. Merry Christmas !!

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  16. Ciao le tue foto sono bellissime, atmosfere magiche e romantiche. Complimenti e buona giornata

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  17. Hi dear Jackie,
    OMG, your stunning pictures look like as from an romantic Christmas movie!!!Hope you enjoyed the day.
    with warmest wishes
    Bine

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  18. This is magnificent! your pictures are so beautiful, ethereal...I just want to run to JFK, jump on a flight to London and run to your town....We would have a pint together and celebrate the quiet beauty of the world we live in.

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  19. I wish I would greeted by a scene as beautiful as that when I walked out of a pub!

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  20. All I can say is MAGICAL! The way you captured this beauty is amazing. It makes me remember the days as a child living in the city I grew up in and way the frost would form on the fences and gates. Now I am feeling rather nostalgic. How curious the way it forms on the iron fencing and gates. What a wonderful capture Jackie!!!! Now I wish I could just be there to see it for myself.

    I am astonished at the size of that tree now---from a cup to a beautiful specimen of a tree!

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas season and sending much love your way!

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  21. Now this is what I call a magical wonderland - beautifully photographed - how I long to have a white Christmas - one day I will make it happen. Until then I shall continue to share yours - thank you ! Fx

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  22. I love to see the snow on trees. Today is snowing heavy in Italy and it's really a magic show...

    Zaira xx

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  23. These photos are the very incarnation of winter - the hoar (hope you do call it that) upon the spidernets, or the big "needles" on the plants - terrific! And the photo of the church: just to melt away (it would give a wonderful background to any Poirot-adaption). Merry Christmas!

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  24. It was absolutely beautiful, wasn't it? I took photos too Jackie ;-) great images, well captured!
    Have a wonderful weekend...rain, I think unfortunately no frost :-(
    Catherine
    xx

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  25. Jackie you are a great photographer. You have captured the magic of the season!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2012 Artists Series

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  27. So beautiful my friend....you really do take amazing images....sending you oodles of joy for your preChristmas week my friend. xoxo

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  28. Bonjour! I hope you have a FABuLOUS holiday mon amie... ENJOY! Fifi

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  29. jax

    your'e right.... really gorgeous.

    thanks for catching it for us.
    merry Christmas xox

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  30. Just stopping by to wish the Merriest Christmas and a New Year full of wonderful things for you and your family Jackie.
    I loved reading your sweet greeting that you left for me. I count you as one of my best blessings : )
    sending love from over here...

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  31. Dear Jackie,

    Your photo's look beautiful! They make me want to go to England straight away :-)!

    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Sparkling New Year!

    Madelief x

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  32. wow I haven't seen this yet here.. but then I was lying in bed during some winterstorm on my birthday can you imagine haha ... Wishing you lots of good times, armth and love xx

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  33. mmm warmth that is of course ;)

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  34. Beautiful scenes.
    Love the ice crystals.

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  35. Merry Christmas my dear friend. I have missed you but think of you often. My fault entirely. We'll catch up in the new year.

    Big HUGS

    Carole

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  36. beautiful!
    it looks like a fairy tale scene!
    merry Christmas!
    Waltraud

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