Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Frozen Necklace



            Water drops have become frozen after the recent rain and light frost.
They have not fallen on the ground; they hang on the spider webs, on the ends of pines and spruce needles, on grass.


Those on the spider web didn’t tear it; the web was strong enough to withstand the shiny necklaces.


My thujas and pines were covered with frozen raindrops and did not suffer frost and ice.


I looked at my roses covered from rain, ice and frost, and was happy. I hope they will winter well.


Aronia berries were frozen too. The birds pecked them yesterday. If the weather is warmer the birds will eat Aronia again. 

    
I have noticed near the gazebo an insect. It was frozen but moved his leg, maybe it survives.


Some Spirea bushes grow near the garden fence; many frozen drops on flowers sparkle looked like little lights.


The bittersweet berries with seeds were ready to fall into the soil. Their color will slowly fade throughout the winter, I liked this colorful contrast to gray sky and clouds.


In the evening when I was leaving spirea looked clearly and graphically against the darkening sky.





44 comments:

  1. How beautiful. The drops on the spirea look like time has stopped just before they were going to fall. The web necklaces are wonderful. Doesn't nature give us some treats.

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  2. Nadezda, these pictures are gorgeous! I love your description of the droplets in a single line as a necklace. Your capture of the insect was sad and beautiful at the same time. How nice of you to mention that it moved its leg, now there is still hope that it can fly away.

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    1. The next day was +6 C and I think this insect (moth?) survived and found its home for winter. Thank you, Rosemary!

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  3. The magic of nature can be so beautiful. Your wonderful post makes me happy!

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    1. I'm glad very much, outlawgardener! Thank you.

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  4. Te agradezco tu visita a mi blog. Me encantan las plantas y tengo algunas en mi patio. Las plantas presentan un hermoso aspecto en la lluvia.

    Tu serie de plantas es mu bella.


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    1. La lluvia de aqui, en noviembre, es hielo! Algunas plantas sufran de esto, otras no. Gracias por leer mi articulo!

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  5. The necklaces are very beautiful, lucky you can appreciate them when all around you is so cold. Spring will come and bring everything back to life. Christina

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    1. LOL! Spring comes here in April. So every winter month I usually say that we're step by step closer to April. Thank you, Christina!

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  6. Such pretty diamond jewels! Your spiders wear very lovely necklaces : )

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    1. Lucky spiders, but I doubt they know about the diamond jewels. Thank you, Laurrie!

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  7. Lovely photos Nadezda, I love to see raindrops on plants, when the sun hits them they sparkle, and light up in different colours. Best Wishes Karen.

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    1. The weather isn't warm although sun's shining. It's nice to see different colors reflected in icy drops. Thank you, Karen!

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  8. Such beautiful pictures, Nadezda! I especially lika the picture where water drops are hanging like pearls.

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    1. I'm sure you've the same weather in your garden, the same beautiful plants. Thank you, Satu!

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  9. Lovely photos, I especially like the bittersweet and aronia berries. We call aronia chokeberry, do you use a different common name? Also, I can't figure out how to subscribe to your blog, am I missing something?

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    1. I have many chokeberries bushes in my garden. We call aronia as 'black fruit bush'. Of course, you can subscribe to my blog, there are words 'Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)' under 'Home' and next going 'Followers'. Thank you Jason!

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  10. Hi Nadezda, Like you, I find water droplets magical. I have never seen water droplet frozen into ice pearls along the string of a spider web before though. I am amazed that the web withstood the weight of the ice. The pearls and the frozen insect are especially nice captures.

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    1. Jennifer, the spider web and pearls were surprise for me too. Therefore I hurried to take pictures, specially of an insect. Thank you!

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  11. Beautiful photography, what an eye you have to have seen even the smallest of these drops. The bittersweet is beautiful, I haven't seen it growing in years.

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    1. The small icy drops were hanging and sparkling on the sun, it was beautiful. It was difficult not to see them!
      The bittersweet is enough rare plant here too,I love it in all seasons. Thank you!

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  12. Road Nadezdo
    Looking at your photos, as usual, I ran into a big delight.
    Lovely pictures of water droplets. It mnimi delighted.
    I send greetings.

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    1. Lucia, I'm glad you like my photos! As I liked your last post about Da Vinci. Thank you!

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  13. Oh my, what breathtaking photos, Nadezda! Beautiful! The ice and water droplets do look like sparking jewels!

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    1. The nature did this beauty, I only took photos of nature creation. Thank you, garden girl!

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  14. Raindrops on plants....... lovely photo's !!! groeten, Diny

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    1. Thank you, Diny! I hope you have no yet frozen plants.

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  15. Beautiful! Describing the ice as pearls is just perfect! :o)

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    1. Tammy, I'm glad you liked these 'pearls'. Thank you!

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  16. Your beautiful images are indeed nature's jewelry. Fine art. All best to you.

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  17. Those first "frozen" pictures are the best aren't they ? The necklaces are beautiful and I think rather cooling for gals who get a little too hot ? LOL
    Greenery at this time of year really helps break up all the dull colours now.
    Joy : )

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    1. Joy,the first frozen pictures are water now. The weather is +7 C and only rain and rain. Some green leaves and roses Grottendoorst (see the header) are still in my garden.

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  18. Frost turns a garden into a wonderland.

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    1. Thank you, Frico! I love your pictures with Millie.

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  19. Amazing art found in that frost. Just beautiful. The bittersweet berries is much like our spindle berries with those orange seeds but our pods are bright pink. They must be related. Thank you for your beautiful pics.

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    1. Hilary, you're right! there are two varieties of bittersweet: Oriental bittersweet (in my garden) and American bittersweet, you know it. Both are pretty with their berries. Thank you!

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  20. Most beautiful and amazing photographs conveying the feelings, while walking through your garden at this time of the year. So much beauty, even in the cold and damp! Your header is lovely.

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    1. Betty, these frozen drops were a surprise for me when I came in my summer house. I'm glad you liked my new header, thank you!

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  21. Mimo iż deszczu specjalnie nie lubimy, to lubimy robić zdjęcia kroplom wody. Nie jest to łatwe, ale Twoje zdjęcia są bardzo ciekawe. Pozdrawiam.
    Although the rain especially do not like, we like to take pictures of water drops. It is not easy, but your pictures are very interesting. Yours.

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    1. Giga, I don't like rain but these drops were frozen and it was a surprise. Thank you!
      Giga, nie lubię deszczu, ale te krople były zamrożone i to była niespodzianka. Dziękujemy!

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  22. Ah, now I have found the English blog! I like your pictures of approaching winter. I'd never thought of spidesr webs as frozen necklaces. Those berries look almost good enough for me to want to eat them, actually :)

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