Winter Wonders

It was one of those mornings.  The fog was so thick I couldn’t see further than the house next door.  I could feel the moisture in the cold air.  My hair dryer was broken (so I’ll just let you imagine how I looked).  I discovered that my children had ruined something I cared about (and it was brand new, too!) and I couldn’t find my keys.

After calling my husband to complain, I grabbed the spare keys and headed out for the kindergarten carpool.  As I turned the corner, I happened to notice the frost on some weeds by the side of the road.  I turned around, went home, grabbed my camera, and went back to park by the side of the road.  I gave myself 5 minutes to capture some of the wonder which the fog had made possible.

I’m SOOO glad I did.  Just a few minutes taking pictures as the sun finally managed to penetrate the fog changed my whole day.  I hope that the beauty of God’s creations can help make yours a little better, too!

frost on weeds

frost on weeds 2

Thistles.  Simple, but now beautiful as well.

frost on thistle

frost on thistles

An oak leaf on the ground.

frost on oak leaf

I think the picture below might be my favorite.  When I look at this, I can’t help but think that all the beauty we work so hard to create doesn’t hold a candle to the brilliance of frost on this bush.  It was like thousands of sparkling stars.


frost on leaves


More weeds.

Ivy climbing up a fence.

frost on ivy

frost on ivy

frost on ivy

Lesson learned.  Next time you need to shake the foggy winter blues, get out IN it!  Grab your camera and a jacket, and give yourself a few minutes to wander around your neighborhood in search of beauty.  You probably won’t need to go farther than your own yard.  Not only will you come home with some gorgeous photos, you will feel better about the fact that it’s winter.  (And if you’re me, you might even think something like “wow, I might be figuring out how to use this camera, after all!”)

Have a wonderful winter’s day!

shed in winter

Hopeful Homemaker


  • Ohhh my goodness — you and I think alike

    Just this past Monday I took shots of the fog and frost left behind.

    Well done.

    If your get a moment– stop by my spot and enter my 100th post give away!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  • Emily

    BEautiful! I did the same the other day too! I LOVE it when it does that. Kurt said in Alaska it just freezes and re-freezes so there are several inches of ice even out beyond the branch/weed. CooL!

  • Krisrten

    so pretty. Man. I really need to learn how to take pictures.

  • That’s one thing I miss about the snow, all the beautiful ways to “Picture” it. Just not fun to drive in it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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