Sunday, December 27, 2009

This is what we woke up to on Christmas morning. It was beautiful, but very icy. Everywhere the sun shone was clear in few hours, but despite temperatures well above freezing, shady spots still have snow two days later.

I could not believe how warm it was in the sun. I played with my camera wearing just a sweater for 20 minutes without getting chilled. There was no breeze. After the blizzardy gales of Christmas Eve, it seemed very quiet.

The delicate nandinas wore their winter coats well.

So did the sturdy boxwoods.


Barb said...

How fun!!

Annelies vdB said...

Nature is beautiful !

Cicero Sings said...

I bought myself a new camera for Christmas too ... a Pentax K-7. Now I have to get used to using a DSLR!

What a lovely house and set off just so with the snow ... LOL.

The sun makes so much difference when it is colder out but at the same time, wind can have QUITE the opposite effect! We've had a number of near windless days and it really has been lovely.

Sue-Anne said...

What a beautiful picture to wake up to!