January 10, 2009

Snowflakes gift of winter garden ornaments at -18C at night!

Last week winter organized party in this part of the world. Showing off with -18C/-1F at night in my garden and -29C/-20F only 190 km away!
2 days ago, I went out early in the morning to see how it feels and I captured beautiful fresh snowflakes - scroll down and have a look.

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18 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

I love your winter garden...the close ups of the snow are amazing. It is also very cold over here with more frigid weather coming up.

Timothy said...

Beautiful shots of the snow. I like your sense of humor. And the last foto of the dead plants with snow -- that's beautiful.

The snow and apples could be a neat trio to frame together.

I have my google news alerts set to "rain garden" and your blog came to me that way.

We've had more snow in Seattle than anyone remembers -- all melted now.

The NW Flower and Garden Show is 18-21 of February -- so you still have time to get over here fro, Poland ;)

It is the trade show that inspires more master gardeners to get in the garden and grow stuff. Our spring starts end of February here.

Peace.

Timothy

Liisa said...

Ewa,
Your photos are beautiful! I love the close-up of the snowflakes. :) It is a chilly -4 degrees F, here in Vermont. Brrr....
Stay warm.
Liisa

Claude said...

The show on the apples is amazing... probably the contrast of the warm colors against the cold looking snow... beautiful pics as always...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great captures of the crispy snowflakes Ewa. I bet every critter in your neighborhood would love to find the apples and eat them.

MNGarden said...

I have always wanted to capture snowflakes like that.

Victoria said...

What amazing snowflake photographs. They remind me of the German fairy tale about Mother Holle who shakes her feather pillows out of the window and thus makes snow. Beautiful!

easygardener said...

Lovely snowflake pictures - as Victoria says they look like feathers!

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

Wow, Ewa! Those snowflakes are extraordinary! Good observing! I hope you didn't have to go up on a ladder in the cold to get that lovely shot of the light fixture!
I'm hoping a balcony?

Michelle said...

I've never seen snowflakes like that! Thanks for the beautiful photographs.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Beautiful snow shots! You captured the individual flakes in some shots and they are terrific.

Viooltje said...

Here's another frozen soul stuck at -20C. And such extreme cold weather is really rare in my area. It did happen in the past, but that was decades ago, and hardly ever for so long. It's been over 10 days now. I admire your spirit,I don't have the balls to even nip outside for a gasp of razor-fresh air. Those snowflakes are sheer magic. Extraordinary shot !

Hope it gets warmer soon...

Victoria Cummings said...

Your snowflakes are so delicate and lovely. It must be very dry, even though it's cold. We just got a few more inches of snow, but then there was icy sleet on top of it so everything is slick and not fluffy at all. I'm going to go out and buy some primroses to cheer up my kitchen windowsill and give me hope for Spring.

Carrie said...

i've never seen such pretty snowflakes!

Kylee said...

Beautiful images, Ewa! The detail on the snowflakes is amazing and gorgeous. We had fluffy snow like that yesterday.

chuck b. said...

Amazing winter garden! You obviously did a great job with the design. :)

Barbara said...

Beautiful snow pictures and the snowflakes are quite big, as I can see.I haven't captured snowflakes until now, just the iceflowers which look rather similar.
Stay warm, Ewa!
Barbara

Anna said...

Brrrrrrrr - now that looks seriously cold ! Our coldest winter for thirty years in the U.K. and I still have to see a single snowflake ! Beautiful photographs.

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