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EARLY MORNING FROST - At Foxhollow

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A few more pics to show the early morning frost here at Foxhollow, certainly makes a change from all the dreary wet and windy days we have had for the last few weeks.

Bare stems of Emmenopterys henryi in center of pic, fairly rare in cultivation.


The spent stems of Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Zebra’ glowing in the early morning sun.


Berberis thunbergii ‘Orange Rocket’, a young plant of a new Berberis variety also seems to glow in the early morning sun


Abies procera ‘Blaue Hexe’, just beginning to catch the early morning light


Leucothoe axillaris ‘Curley Red’, close up of foliage – this ones for our Barbara (spritzhenry)


Looking down to the main boundary, Abies nordmanniana ‘Golden Spreader’ in the foreground with the tall narrow Sequoiadendron giganteum ‘Pendulum’ to the left.


Frosted cobweb on a summer flowering heather, Culluna vulgaris ‘Kinlochruel’


Pinus aristata ’Kohout’s Hexe’ – Probably hard to distinguish the plant’s natural resinous flecks that appear on the lower needles, from the frost which is sitting on top of the upper needles.


The usual shot from the far end of the garden, with the sun blazing directly into the camera


Frosted stem from a Picea bicolor ‘Prostrata’

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Morning BlueS what Gorgeous Photos uv captured :) No Frost here but lots of Fog :(

11 Dec, 2009

 

Morning Jacque, 10.40am, and the frost is all gone now.

11 Dec, 2009

 

The Fog still here :(

11 Dec, 2009

 

It's a beautiful sunny day here, and I really should be back outside, instead I've got instructions to do all the housework today :o(

11 Dec, 2009

 

Beautiful photos - particularly liked the shot of the cobweb on the heather.

11 Dec, 2009

 

That picture was my favorite as well Bernieh.Enjoyed the blog Blue spruce the frost is nice sometimes the fog is still lingering here.

11 Dec, 2009

 

Bluespruce, these are wonderful pictures. So colourful. What lovely surroundings you live in.

11 Dec, 2009

 

Bernieh - thanks for your comments.
Clouded over here since lunchtime Mavis, very dreary now indeed.
Marguerite - not quite so lovely as you may think, what you don't see is the very busy main road on the other side of the main boundary, the scruffy allotment opposite, and unkempt lane full of old bricks broken tarmac and potholes. :0(

11 Dec, 2009

 

Looked a really nice crisp morning at your place, love to look at your garden. think its brill.

11 Dec, 2009

 

you have a lovely garden Bluespruce,and the winter scene is brilliant.I am going to put out of my mind about the surroundings,as the pictures far out weigh them.:o)))

11 Dec, 2009

 

R u getting My Fog BlueS? Its gone from here now :) 2pm :)

11 Dec, 2009

 

Aww Bluespruce, that sounds disappointing. By the way I love the blue spruce, my Christmas tree is one ( artificial I may add ) and that reminds me, I have to set it up soon, or else Crhistmas comes and goes without it.

11 Dec, 2009

 

Lovely pics Bluespruce....a candidate for our Winter colour category in GoYpedia.:)

11 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Clarice, and Bloomer Not thinking of winter just yet :0)
Jacque, No, not yet just looking a bit misty over towards the Purbecks.
Marguerite, seems strange having Christmas in the middle of summer :0)

11 Dec, 2009

 

outsanding bluespruce - i try imagin ful mmoon an fog at twilite,it wuold be magic -try sum gruond hugin shots like hedghog eye veiw, or from insid a confer -barel shot good to from insid a bukit - very impress-welldone

11 Dec, 2009

mad
Mad
 

Ooh its worth shivering to see sights like these. Beautiful. That is definitely one of the big advantages of conifers isn't it Bluespruce? Their beauty in winter is unsurpassed.

11 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Derek :0)
Mad - I'm one of those that needs no convincing about conifers anytime of the year, but yes you are right, come the winter and they are unsurpassed, especially mixed with other contrasting plants like ornamental grasses and perhaps colorful bare stems like many of the dogwoods for instance, and not forgetting winter flowering heathers of course.

11 Dec, 2009

 

Beautiful pictures Bs :-)))))))))))))))))))))))))

I love the Emmenopterys, so too the Picea Blau Hexe - but i told you that last time ;-)
P bicolor Prostrata is nice too.
Orange Rocket looks like a burning fire - it's lovely.
And the sun into the camera shot looks kind of Narnia-ish :-)))

11 Dec, 2009

 

It's wonderful the difference the sun makes. Great set of photos BS. Like Jacque, we had fog here until midday but no frost

11 Dec, 2009

 

You have a beautiful garden.

11 Dec, 2009

 

Fog here all day Bluespruce,very dreary all day but seeing your lovely photographs cheers one up,thanks.........

11 Dec, 2009

 

Stunning photography Stephen... lovely blog :o)

11 Dec, 2009

 

Awwwe beautiful...love the shots of the frost on the pathways felt like I was walking there...the frosty web so fascinates me..so lacy, delicate......the Orange Rocket...are you sure that is not a fire pit at the bottom of it? ..it looks as if it is ablaze with a nice warm fire...very very nice..thank you... :)

11 Dec, 2009

 

beautifull pics blue.. love to see the frost on the plants and lawn, wintery scenes are always pretty :o))

11 Dec, 2009

 

Stunning pictures BS, your garden always looks beautiful :-) You have totaly sold me on the curly red, I need one !

11 Dec, 2009

 

Thank you all very much for your comments, it's appreciated :0)

13 Dec, 2009

 

Just stunning Bs..........it must be heaven to walk round there every morning...frost or not...and what a backdrop to frame it all...:o)

29 Dec, 2009

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