Frosted

Snow Feb 20 2014 (1)After two days with delightful temperatures in the 50s, winter returned this morning. It was foggy early. Looking out of the window now, I see light snowflakes dancing in the wind. In between, there was sleet and heavy snow. My camera and I decided to take a walk at lunchtime for exercise and entertainment. The walk was short, but long enough to convince me that there will be no running this evening. The wind is too strong. I was frosted with snow from head to toe much like the tree in the first picture. My face was rosy from the cold and the wind by the time I was back inside.

Rose bush, Feb 20, 2014.

Rose bushes, Feb 20, 2014.

Rose bush, June 2013.

Rose bushes, June 2013.

Take care, stay warm and thanks for reading.

Sarah

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nature, outdoor, and health enthusiast, book reader, and runner
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2 Responses to Frosted

  1. Shady_Grady says:

    There is something amazing and humbling about the fact that plants can “die” during the winter and come back to life in the spring.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Shady ๐Ÿ™‚

      I agree. It is amazing, humbling, and fascinating. A number of months ago, I looked up how trees survive the winter cold and found this article:

      http://northernwoodlands.org/outside_story/article/trees-survive-winter-cold

      The living cells on the inside of the tree change both their cell structure and content so that they don’t freeze.

      I also think it is interesting how even though plants are stationary they manage to spread themselves to different locations using the air or animals. Yesterday, I walked through a small cluster of very tall evergreens near here. None of the pictures I took turned out. I am not too surprised considering it was snowing, sleeting and windy. After I left the trees, I walked for a while on the sidewalk. Looking down at my shoes, I noticed that there were numerous burrs attached to my shoes and socks. I was being used as a seed transporter ๐Ÿ™‚

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