Early this morning Jackie wandered around the garden photographing

the overnight frost

and misty garden views.

Later we shopped at both Tesco and Lidl, by which time the mist and intermittent periods of sunshine had both lessened. We continued into the forest in search of more atmospheric scenes.

Grey ponies dotted the hazy moorland landscapes flanking Burley Road, where

skeletal trees were silhouetted against the rapidly changing cloudscapes.

The ancient steep viridescent verges alongside the hollowed out Charles’s Lane gathered bright green moss and ivy. Tall trees slipped into the

periodically descending mist, and the sun was once more a graven orb.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s spicy paprika pork and savoury rice with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Fleurie.


  1. I have three favorites out of today’s group: the header photo, “Frost on Rose,” and the first “Trees in Mist.” (I love the sun as a “graven orb”!)

  2. I have enjoyed all these beautiful photos from your frosty and misty day, Derrick and Jackie. The black lace trees against the sky were especially artistic, but it was hard to choose any favorites. They all evoke different moods.

  3. Oh, Jackie! Your photos are so beautiful! Nature was busy creating artwork for you to find and photograph!
    Lovely photos, Derrick! Atmospheric, indeed! The atmosphere you captured ignites emotions! 🙂 And your descriptions are poetic! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  4. All the frost photos are beautiful with the frosty rose a clear favorite. I like the second tree in the mist with its contrast and then the detailed branches reaching across each other against the sky. Your title is perfect for this post. Interesting clouds in that skyscape.

  5. It’s definitely a topsy-turvy world Derrick … looks like our fine warm weather will continue for another fortnight … averaging 32’c everyday .. 🌞😊

  6. Great photos, Jackie. The frost certainly gives the plants a whole new perspective.
    My favorite scene is Charles Lane.

  7. What a wonderful collection of images.

    I’m glad your article told us that the featured and final atmospheric image inbetween the trees was of the sun otherwise I too would have mistakenly commented on a moon. Just lovely, Derrick.

  8. The header photo is amazing and rather eerie with the skeletal tree branches silhouetted against the sky. The frosty garden photos are stunning. A delightful grouping of photos.

  9. Beautiful forst. I’m surprised that you should still have roses blooming.
    Enjoy the Fleurie. I recently realized that a former B. School claamate in Lyon is a now a Fleurie “négociant” (Sounds better than dealer.) Must ask him whether he can ship me a few crates… Cheers 🍷 🍷

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