Wednesday, December 31, 2008

frost bitten...

I had a dentist appointment this morning.  As I was leaving the house to drive to my appt, I noticed how gorgeous the trees and bushes were - though the foilage is long gone, each and every branch was covered with the most beautiful white coating - the fog had just lifted and left it's evidence everywhere - gorgeous frost covered everything.  I was disappointed to be in a hurry, because I just wanted to slow down and look at the beauty that was everywhere.  I was at the dentist office for over an hour - I don't think I mentioned that I broke one of my crowns last week, did I?  Anyway, when I left, I was pleasantly surprised when I was greeted by the same frost covered trees on my drive home.

I hurried in and grabbed my boots, gloves, and camera, because I wanted to capture this:


and this:


and this:


Even the icicles were covered with frost!

Meagan was outside sledding on the hill in our front yard (thanks to the TONS of snow and Brad's mad snow-blowing skills...the kids just have to open the front door to go sledding), so I took a couple of quick pictures of her too - my little snow angel. :o)


I came inside to warm up (read THAW) and about ten minutes later I looked out the window to discover all the trees brown again - their white coats were gone. 

As I say good-bye to 2008 and look forward to 2009, I hope I will remember to slow down and enjoy the little things that are going on all around me.  All too often, I'm in too big of a rush, there's too much going on, and I'm just too busy - which means I'm missing all of the beauty and amazing little everyday gifts that are all around me.  I know that not all of these events or gifts are as forgiving as Mother Nature's gift from today - they won't always be waiting for me when I walk back here's to slowing down, taking my time, and remembering to enjoy the little things and making the most of the brand new year! :o)


  1. wow wendy ... this is a beautiful post! and so true ... nowdays, it seems like everyone is always too busy. never time to slow down and just enjoy life. guess it's something we have to really work at and make an effort with.

    these photos are gorgeous too! that third one is my favorite ... like seeing a millions little snowflakes all piled together!

  2. Beautiful photos !

    Have a happy new year !

  3. Amazing photos!

    What kind of camera and lens were you using?

  4. Wendy, the pictures are great. I took some too of the same thing but my pictures are not so great. I have a wonderful camera now to take them with, but it didn't change me as a photographer. I may have to get some lessons from you. Anyway, hope you had good holidays, looks like you did.

  5. Those pictures are just incredible. wow!

    I love how the bags turned out too. Hope you were able to get all of your "work" done. Happy New Year!

  6. Amazing photos! Reminds me of one of my favorite winter quotes.
    "A snowflake is one of God's most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!"

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. WOWIE! What amazing things you captured.