The Secret Ministry of Frost

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

I could gaze at this beautiful hoar frost all day.



































'The Frost performs its secret minstry,
Unhelped by any wind'

From Frost at Midnight by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

25 comments:

  1. Me too, if only it wasn't so blooming cold!!

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  2. I know, it was beautiful this morning wasn't it?!

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  3. It's prettier than snow. Hard to find in town.

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  4. Just like diamond enrusted earth, I love the frost too xox

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  5. Gorgeous isn't it? I couldn't concentrate properly on journey along the M62 this morning for the sight of all the trees and fields covered in frost.

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  6. Absolutely lovely photos!! Your photography is just breathtaking.

    Not sure if you're a Terry Pratchett fan, but your post reminded me of his book "Hogfather." Jack Frost is a character in the story, always drawing frost on things, most often in the shape of ferns. A good read.

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  7. I too was reminded of Jack Frost...beautiful pics!

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  8. Spanking photos Sue.Thanks for stopping by. You have the driest sense of humour. I know several Sues but I instantly knew it was you. Thanks for making me smile. Sounds like you are a fellow who fan/endurer?

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  9. Hi Sue , great pictures . This morning was so stunning wasn't it ? The whole world turned white. Jacquie x

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  10. Fabulous pics, looks really idyllic where you live.x

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  11. Your pictures are fabulous.I especially like the one of the bench, a calendar photo if ever I saw one

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  12. Anonymous10:55 pm GMT

    ME thinks we need a frosty picture of the quince tree. It;s not so frosty here.

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  13. Oh my goodness, the pictures are beautiful.... it looks so cold, I have never been in such coldness in my life as it never snows in wellington except on the huge hills off in the distance....
    thank you for the comment on my gay post! It made me smile imagining your family having that conversation! Teenagers are so infuriatingly hilarious and your bunch sound quite funny...
    keep youselves warm! I hear it is in the negatives up there in the northern hemisphere1 eek!

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  14. Pati from London9:29 am GMT

    lovely pics Sue!! The second one reminds me of crystalised sugar.... x Pati

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  15. Stunning photos Sue, best wishes Pj x

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  16. It looks so beautiful, I live up North and we had no frost last night. Just started my own blog come and visit. Gail

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  17. Wasn't it gorgeous? We drove through the lanes of Bedfordshire/Northamptonshire just to see the beauty - like I imagine Narnia.

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  18. Yesterday I went for a long walk and took the same pictures! And I noticed the same happened when you posted the first hard frost about a month ago... Seems like we look at the same things! :)

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  19. Such beautiful photos Sue, the second one shows how beautiful the frost is, although to me as a novice, it looks like snow.
    x Sue

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  20. It is nicer looking on your blog than actually being outside. Brr.

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  21. There's nothing quite so beautiful as a hoar frost is there. I really enjoyed my walk to the railway station that morning, it was a gorgeous day.

    Tracey

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  22. Fabby photos Mrs Quince. Now I'm expecting you to rustle up some delicious frosty looking morsels in your kitchen... Ax

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  23. I love a good frosty day, 'these are great pictures' early today we had a gentle warm orange glow from the sun just kissing the frosted world and it looked amazing and I didnt have my camera. Great blog added to my favorites. Regards

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  24. You could turn that last picture into a beautiful Christmas card for next year. They're lovely. All our snow and frost is gone now, just rain and wind left.

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