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The Beauty of Icicles

I looked out at the garden this morning and discovered that the garden was coated with an icing, as well as the lawn.  It was a beautiful morning, sunny and calm, but pretty cold.  As much as I had to work against the sun that was rising and melting the tiny icicles and everything it touched, I tried not to walk on the lawn or disturb the crystal-coated  leaves and spent flowers.  Once it’s gone, it’s gone.  There will be another frost tomorrow, but the ice crystals will not form the same way.

Here are some of the crystal displays putting Swarovski to shame.

Frost on what is left of Abelia

This die-hard tiny chrysanthemum is still blooming despite snow and frost.

On what’s left of an Echinacea seed head

On Goldenrod, coral-like but looks more like snow than frost.

On a blade of grass

On the base of an Echinacea seed head

On English Lavender

On Maple leaves

On Rugosa rose ‘Blanc de Coubert’

On Red Russian Kale