24 January 2011


On January 18, a misty rain began after sundown and slowly continued through the night. By morning, a glistening coat of ice christened the garden and yard. While waiting for the car to thaw out in order to leave for work, I grabbed the camera and took some shots in the front yard.

The white forsythia buds (Abeliophyllum distichum) were still snug in their wrappings and undamaged awaiting spring. A closeup of blades on the front lawn provides evidence that crackling and crunching sounds on grass were made while walking. I believe the light foggy mist that fell created the ice.