Sunday, January 10, 2010

foggy 4 am







 

frozen rose blossoms






copper clad bird feeder



 
gate latch


 
 
icy cobwebs


 
 
fence knot hole

when i was up with the dogs at 4 am this morning there was a thick fog outside. we woke up to a beautiful winter wonderland of icy crystals on all the outdoor surfaces. i'm sure there's a name for this meteorological phenomenon but mostly i just care about all the photo possibilities it creates. it was 7 degrees when i took these and even without gloves it was bearable since there is no wind.




bella under the honeysuckle bush

of course, i had my girls keeping me company. they're sleeping right now and then it'll be bath time followed by a quick face and toe nail trim.

my vow to eat healthier and lose some weight is paying off. i lost 7 pounds last week, most of it probably water from all the salty holiday food. today i started my early morning stretching exercises again. i'm fighting back.

enjoy the rest of your weekend!

12 comments:

ArtistUnplugged said...

Amazing, beautiful pic!!!! Adorable Bella! You go girl on that weight loss!!!!!

Mathilde said...

ah, chez vous aussi il fait froid ! Ici en Avignon en Provence (France) il est tombé jusqu'à 30 cm de neige avant hier qui n'a pas encore fondue car il fait très froid ! C'est rarissime ! Il y a des plaques de verglas partout dans la ville et comme on est pas équipé dans cette région pour ce climat inattendu, c'est la galère, même si le paysage s'en est trouvé transformé en une féérie.
Sublimes photos !

Joanna said...

I remember those 4:00 a.m. puppy parties. It's so hard to get up then--but what beauty you found outside. Lovely frost images.

Diane said...

Love this post--and keep going with healthier living style!!

Kelly said...

gorgeous pics, julie! that frozen rose one is my favorite! lots of potential there!

PrairiePeasant said...

Beautiful photos! We had a snowy day this week where I could see each individual snowflake as it drifted down--it was so serene and beautiful!

Christine said...

that frozen rose caught my attention and all those other shots are so artistic, the way you've captured the frost. Thanks for showing us the beauty of winter, I'll try not to feel so cold! Cute little puppies you have.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Lovely frosty photos. Everything seems softer with frosting. Way to go with the battle. I should be battling the bulge too.

Kerri Jean said...

Puppies are great exercise. I just love these little girls!!! Good for you and the 7 lbs!!

cindy said...

wow, i envy your wonderful ice crystal shots. fantastic!

RNSANE said...

Julie, you definitely had a photographic reward for your 4AM foray into the cold outdoors with the puppies. What wonderful shots!

Congratulations on the weight loss. Seven pounds in a week is unbelievable! I should do that well. I want to lose 25 pounds by May 7th and my son's wedding.

Porch Days said...

I like the frozen rose blooms best! You really took advantage of the weather!