Frosted cherry blossom

Winter cherry blossom in frost

January’s photo marks a return to home ground, both in genre and location. This frosted winter blossom image was taken in Nar Cottage’s garden and is of one of our new winter cherry trees  “prunus x subhirtella autumnalis, planted to help winter insects, and it certainly seems to be flourishing, even in its first year of growth.

Winter cherry blossom in frost
Winter cherry blossom in frost

Frost ferns

Frost ferns in morning light

My first photo of 2015 was a reminder that you can discover beauty in the most mundane of places. This is a photo taken one morning of my bedroom skylight that slants southwards just as the sun just started to hit it with a peachy golden glow after a cold and deeply frosty night. I have cropped to tidy the composition and stretched the tonal contrast just a little to convey the depth and contours of the ice crystals but everything else is simply as nature intended….

Frost ferns in morning light
Frost ferns in pink morning light