This morning I went into the garden to feed the birds and realised that the frost on the plants was very beautiful so I grabbed my camera.
I love the way the undersides of the leaves are a different colour. It makes a beautiful abstract print so I shall print this one out.
This is a cyclamen struggling to survive. I noticed that another cyclamen that is in a pot within reach of the outlet of the boiler is looking very bright. Because it generally does not get very cold down here I always chance it by trying to over-winter things. If they survive I save myself some money on plants in the spring and if they don't I do not feel I just threw them away. But this parsley looks as though it has found its way to the freezer ahead of time.
There are lots of interesting patterns to be found in 'iced' plants because you see the lines so much better.
Because the garden looked so good this afternoon I went for a short walk up the nearest rural road.
In the past this valley has been very inspirational to me, including providing the idea for one of my journal quilts in 2009.