Monday, 29 November 2010

FROZEN UNDERGROWTH


There are more icicles on my other blog - Loose and Leafy

13 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shot! Gorgeous at the same time.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

:-) yes this is great!

Hermes said...

Love the iceicles

James said...

Dare I say cool shot? How cold was it? It dropped down to 3C or 4C last night here.

@maricruzpe said...

Jo que frio pero si fuesen caramelos que ricos, estupenda foto.
Un abrazo

easygardener said...

Very wintery. For some reason I always think icicles look colder than frost.

Pat Tillett said...

A beautiful shot Lucy! However, it makes me very happy that it never gets that cold where I live...

PaperSponge.com said...

Very cool. Almost alien. Nice shot!

T. Becque said...

Wow, it has to be really cold to make that! We're going to get down to 25F tonight, wish there was moisture for snow!

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Louis - there's something sumptuous about the way the ice has enfolded this plant which makes one think of heavy material rather than the cold.

Thanks Nouvelles Couleurs and Hermes.

Hello James. 'Cool shot' seems a very appropriate remark! Compared with temperatures even in other parts of Britain, it wasn't too cold. You only need to be below zero long enough and with a steady trickle of moisture at the right moment to have something beautiful like this. The thing is, it doesn't often happen. Indeed, it's the only time I've come across this kind of encasement of plants and it needed a very special location - under the edge of a dripping bridge - for nature to achieve it. It felt very cold - but the sun had arrived and the ice was already beginning to melt when I took the photos. At one point it got alarming because a large icicle fell from the bridge above, missed me narrowly and crashed into the undergrowth.

Hello Maricruzpe. I'm glad you've found Message in a Milk Bottle. Some of these icicles did indeed look like lolly pops. There was one (which I haven't posted) which looked like a twisted sugar cane on a stick.

Hello Easygardener. I'm trying to decide which looks colder, icicles or frost . . . and can't! For some reason, icicles look Christmassy, though not so much these in the undergrowth, more the stalactite shaped ones which hang from eaves.

Hello Pat - I would find it hard to live somewhere very hot!

PaperSponge, hello. Do you see this as alien scenery or are you imagining it might get up and shuffle away? The idea brings some quite horrifying thoughts . . . the green ice which got away . . . !

T. Becque - I used to have an outdoor thermometer but it broke. I think this might be the time to get a new one. We don't often get cold winters here. This might be an exception.

Everyone - There are more picture of the ice-plants on my other blog in a post called 'A Winter Walk and a Cup of Tea'

http://looseandleafy.blogspot.com/2010/11/winter-walk-and-cup-of-tea.html

Thanks for all your comments.

Lucy

Chuck said...

I am looking forward to getting some "winter time" shots when I head for Ohio in 3 weeks for Christmas. Hope I find something this good to shoot.

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Chuck.

It will be interesting to see your winter shots from Ohio. (Will you be posting them on your blog?) Whatever you choose to photograph, I'm sure it will be different from the landscape I live in in Dorset!

Mag said...

How spectacular!