Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Frosty Morn and Disappointment!


                      “Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.”

                                               Publilius Syrus



Very early Friday morning My Hero comes into the house and says he needs an ice scraper. Yes we had a  heavy frost last night, this is way to early for me, and my poor tomatoes but I thought I would make the best of it. It was 6:15 and I thought I would take some nice frosty photos. I dress warm and I wander down the laneway. I always seem to find myself at the scrap pile, our dwindling scrap pile I must say. Oh well, there is still plenty to keep me interested.


All the plants have a nice coating of frost on them. I take my time finding myself almost to the forest; that always seems to happen to me. I must tell you the sun was not up yet but there was enough light to see my way. I stroll through the forest taking my time. I check out everything not even thinking about the bear NDF told me was seen on our land. This is beautiful in the half dark; the eerie shadows and the strange shapes I see do not frighten me as this was my forest and I was very content. I could find my way through this special place in the complete dark, if I had too.
  I always mange to see something that makes me think, even as simple as at a different angle.


I hop the fence to trespass on NDF's side, no need to worry she is probably still sleeping. I head to The Spring, this is a dug hole that even in the worst drought conditions always has some water in it.


 I spot the misty vapours floating towards the sky. I take lots of shots; this is magical. The sun is rising fast and the shadows are reflecting on the trees surrounding the water. Amazing. I take more photos then I head towards the house. I capture the sunrise through the trees; this was such a great idea. I am cold; it seems frost melts at the first sign of the sun. My shoes, and pants are soaking wet, up to my knees. My toes are freezing.


Once back in the house and now wearing NDF fleece socks, and warm clothes I head to the computer to see my photos. It is 7:30 the sun is shining brightly. I am smiling.
 After downloading my photos these are what I am left with. Did you think I was experimenting with special effects? No; I was being thrifty (or so I thought); I had bought SD memory cards on sale. I bought three of them. You definitely get what you pay for.


  Maybe there will be another big frost tonight and I can retrace my steps. My tomatoes would not like that.


Later.

22 comments:

  1. Lovely crisp morning, looks lovely.
    What a pity about the SD cards....I am sure who sold them or who put them to be sold would know that they were faulty.
    Hope you get photos you want tomorrow or soon.

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  2. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments, I appreciate it.
    Frost already, oh no. Mind you I love a cold frosty morning. It's nice and fresh and beats the rain and wind lol.
    Isn't it annoying when you think you are getting and bargain only to discover it's not.

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  3. It is 48 degrees here this morning. Frost is usually a month away!

    I love frosty mornings too, I wish I could go wandering around like that but being with you is the next best thing.

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  4. I would be so upset about those memory cards!! But we know how lovely your pictures usually are, so we can just imagine the true beauty on such a frosty morning! :)

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  5. That evil frost found it's way to you...we are expecting another heavy frost tonight! burrr

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  6. It's that time of year again isn't it, we are expecting a hard frost any day now but hoping it holds off a bit longer. Too bad about your SD cards...the pictures are still pretty neat though and I love seeing the steam rising off the pond. Stay warm.:)

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  7. oh, terribly sorry on the memory cards!!! they make for some interesting effects, though!

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  8. Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your very nice comments. I'm happy to return the visit to YOUR lovely blog and I'll be your newest follower. :)

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  9. The crazy things we do for photos. Some of what you brought home were well worth the effort. But we do often get what we pay for.

    Saw that cold weather sliding across the east. So sorry for the early end to your summer and your tomatoes.

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  10. Yeah -- those photos look a little different than usual. No matter -- still great. A hard frost already? Yikes!

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  11. Too early for frost!!!

    I enjoyed the walk with you, great shots even with the bad card.

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  12. Just too early for a hard frost!!!

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  13. we are having cool, crisp evenings but no frost yet. i just finished some fall decorating outside and it feels great!!

    have a wonderful weekend!!

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  14. That's too bad about the memory card! Seems like a very abrupt end to a very hot summer this year. We just get used to one temp and then it's time to do it all over in the other direction. Looking forward to some nice fall photos on your blog!

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  15. Beautiful photos! Our spring has finally arrived although it is still on the chilly side. So I'll admire your frost from a distance, but don't want to be anywhere near it at this point ;-)

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  16. Sorry about the card - but we get the gist. I just love a frosty morning.

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  17. I love those vapoury mists that rise from water on that sort of a morning. Could 'feel' the chill in the air. Even though its Spring over here, there are still some dewy mornings.

    Shame about the SD cards - a good lesson for us all!

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  18. Brrrrr! Oh i hope we don't get that our way...my corn is still trying to get big!!

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  19. Your walk looks very much like you could have taken it here around our home.Walks in the woods are so invigorating, also causing me to ponder things, and appreciate God's wonderful creation. The last photo is my favorite.

    I have never had trouble with camera cards, what an interesting effect you got from them.

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  20. Isn't is fun to get up before the rest of the world gets moving and make some footsteps in the 1st frost! Pant legs and shoes all wet from grass and weeds a little high just to see what is around the corner in the woods. I understand these moments. I love them too.

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  21. oh wow I didn't know they could be so faulty i wonder if anything could be fixed in photoshop? hope you have another beautiful morning to retry the shots tehmselves were very nice despite the fractures in them

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  22. OH OH! I can see why you are disappointed with the memory cards! One question: did you format the card in your camera before you took it out to play?

    We have had a light frost. Frost on the car windows but nowhere else that I can see.

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