Our lovely sunny weather continues, but it has brought with it freezing temperatures.
We wake up to beautiful frosty mornings.
But by evening, we are engulfed in thick fog.
This has resulted in a sugar coated world, each new morning.
As the fog dissipates, I put on my thick winter coat and head out to feed the birds.
A little flock of Chestnut-Backed Chickadees fly around my head as I fill the feeder. They are nearly tame and don't seem to mind my presence.
The morning sun illuminates the frost covered branches as I take a little walk around.
This little Red Huckleberry bush takes on a ghostly quality as the frost highlights each tiny branch.
Beautiful in every season, Red Huckleberries grow in rotted stumps (they love acid conditions) and live many, many years. This one provided my children with berries when they were very small, nearly 30 years ago and continues feeding the birds each summer.
The house nearly disappears in the glowing landscape.
The giant Hemlock looks as if it is etched in white.
Everything takes on an unworldly beauty, even lowly weeds.
The Holly leaves are edged in white, showing off their lethal spines.
But the most amazing find was this remnant of a spider web.
Normally invisible, it came to life right outside my front door! Hidden among the ferns, but now highlighted like a child's string weaving.
Nature's magic on a Frosty morning.
Only to disappear once again in the sun warmed air.
But as the afternoon turns into dusk, the fog rolls in once more.
To perform it's magic once again.
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