The first made me smile because the snow is adding an extra layer of variegation to the reddish and cream edges of these green leaves.
I had a little scramble to get down to the ice. The array of forms was quite a surprise. One bit reminded me of candles formed with two on a string; another of a bird’s nest. There were fingers of ice, ice horns, giant pearls and ice slugs. I dare not go closer as I didn’t fancy the idea of falling in and walking home with icicles forming in similar fashion on me.
My final pictures were taken earlier in the winter. I doubt these bergenia leaves are looking as fresh now. I loved their blush, their powdery covering of snow and how perky they were.
In contrast, this flower had an I never expected it to be this way look that resonates at the moment.
But I’m leaving you with a glimpse inside a heavily accessorised, cobbled back yard. It’s interesting how the snow has made patterns here, as if wanting to join in with the fun.
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“One bit reminded me of candles formed with two on a string; another of a bird’s nest. There were fingers of ice, ice horns, giant pearls and ice slugs.”
❤ Love it.
An engineer might look at them and know how they formed but my mind just marvels.
It’s so nice to see a flower under snow. I love ice. Always so beautiful.
The news from overseas is reminding us that a little of something is often nicer than a lot.
The first and third photos are especially appealing. I always enjoy seeing snow-trimmed foliage, especially when a little red is included with the green.
Colour perks up snow scenes no end. The snow on the bergenia leaves looks so powdery.
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