Jackie Frost

Although it wasn’t to last long, we awoke to our first proper frost of the season

Jackie photographed the panoramic views from the dressing room and from the garden bedroom upstairs.

She then toured the garden and brought back this gallery of images. As usual titles are given on accessing the gallery with a click on any of the pictures. The sun soon brought the temperature up and each one of the wilted plants on display had returned to its full glory by midday.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s splendidly matured succulent sausage casserole; creamy swede and potato mash; crunchy carrots and cauliflower; tender curly kale; and red cabbage imbued with the piquancy of vinegar and soy sauce.


  1. Beautiful photos, Jackie! Nice title, Derrick! I love that little stone garden frog with all the lichens. I have a garden frog too, but it is a solar powered frog light. Needs a new rechargeable battery. πŸ™‚

  2. Cute title. How wonderful that Jackie is also skilled with the camera. I liked the frosted plants and the frog. I’m glad it warmed up afterwards for you.

  3. Oh, the garden as viewed from above; I always love those shots! Nice work, Jackie. Do we think that camelia bud (I am guessing – couldn’t figure out how to see the titles this time) will survive?

    1. She has one I bought her for Christmas. She was borrowing my point and shoot, but the screen was so damaged that she had to guess what she was looking at. Thanks very much, Jill

    2. How lovely is my Derrick that he got me a camera for Christmas! I know many who would have wanted to be the only photographer in a household, he is of course much more ‘into’ photography than I and I will only ever be a snapper, but I confess to enjoying my Christmas present.

  4. It looks like she’s captured the elements at just the right moment. The spotted frog is my favorite too. It seems to be keeping watch.

  5. Jackie’s Frost shots are perfect!!!! This is for her!!

    Jack Frost in the Garden

    by John P. Smeeton

    Jack Frost was in the garden;

    I saw him there at dawn;

    He was dancing round the bushes

    And prancing on the lawn.

    He had a cloak of silver,

    A hat all shimm’ring white,

    A wand of glittering star-dust,

    And shoes of sunbeam light.

    Jack Frost was in the garden,

    When I went out to play

    He nipped my toes and fingers

    And quickly ran away.

    I chased him round the wood-shed,

    But, oh! I’m sad to say

    That though I chased him everywhere

    He simply wouldn’t stay.

    Jack Frost was in the garden:

    But now I’d like to know

    Where I can find him hiding;

    I’ve hunted high and low β€”

    I’ve lost his cloak of silver,

    His hat all shimm’ring white,

    His wand of glittering star-dust,

    His shoes of sunbeam light.

  6. Is Jackie a cousin of Mr. Jack Frost?! πŸ˜€ Your title made me laugh!

    Beautiful photos, Jackie! Thank you for capturing them! πŸ™‚
    I think frost is so artistic and magical and otherworldly!
    The frog and owl photos make me hoppy and hooty! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  7. Beautiful garden photos Derrick and yes Jack Frost has been Very busy, but he makes everything sparkle, though two of Jasmine have not fared well, I forgot to put fleeces on them. But did wrap my large Jasmine which suffered last year.. I am hoping for flowers in the Spring, lots of bud..
    Snowing this morning with hail mixed in.. weird..
    Take care both of you..

  8. I’m amazed your flowers did a ‘Lazarus’ i thought the flowering plants would be regretting their late flowering after that Frost? I’m afraid you might be in for worse to come on the weekend. πŸ™

    Love Jackie’s Frosty Foto’s. πŸ™‚

  9. You have a very beautiful garden Derrick; lovely photographs from Jackie too.
    Our heavy Frost lasted for the whole day and it was such a pleasure to view the trees at their sparkling best. Today a snowfall replaced the frost.

  10. I seem to recall, that after a good frost, parsnips were the thing, the frost added to their sweetness; our parsnips here, never have that same taste that I remember from my youth. Love parsnips.
    Don’t know how they’d go with that sausage casserole though.

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