Skywatch Friday ~ Cold Blue

This weeks Skywatch images follows the cold theme that my blog is taking right now. But, it seems fitting for the season.
Other Skywatch images from around the world can be found here.


Magical Frost

The frost in shropshire has been unlike anything I have previously experienced. Because of the damp air and the fog, the ice seem to be growing …and growing.
Up on the Hermitage at Bridgnorth, there is almost a magical quality and the remaining mist almost makes the trees look fluffy in the distance.

Dust of Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Robert Frost

The mist can almost make it look as though a storm is coming in the background and also create the illusion of nothing in the background.

But, as the mist dimishes, the sky takes on the most amazing mediteranean blue colour…………

More Hoar frost images can be found on Andy’s blogpost Hoar Frost

Ice, Sparkles and Snow

I suspect that many people will know that the UK has been experiencing some very low temperatures of late. A lot of places have been covered in snow with large amounts falling on many in the eastern/northern counties. Here in Bridgnorth we have an inch or so right now but we have so far avoided large downfalls.
But, we have had some very cold crisp days and with minus 12 being recorded in the county over the weekend, so I was taking images of ice on the windows.

Out in the garden, the grass was spectacular with the frost that has built up. We had some fun with blades of grass, simple but fun. Although, I suspect you will have to click on it to see the sunny sparkles.

The ice on the trees has made them all look magical and when the skies are blue, it looks almost unreal.

The image above if of St Chads church in Shrewsbury taken from the Quarry Park.

I also stopped on the way into work one of the mornings because I couldn’t resist the sun rising through the white trees.
By the end of the weekend it had got so cold that some indoor photography was necessary, with such sub zero temperatures, it was almost too cold to go out!