Weekend Forecast

Day 15 of 365:

Friday.  What a yummy day!   🙂

It is beautiful, cold, hazy, and oh-so wintry outside.  Everything around me is coated in a thick layer of fog and hoar frost.

Looks like it’s going to be like this for most of the next two days.  As such, I am proposing that I stay inside as much as possible.  I feel this is the best way to enjoy the beauty and simplicity of this time of year.  From my couch.  Looking out the window.

And writing – writing is definitely in my weekend forecast!

Winter Tangles – Spider Web

I won’t lie.  Winter annoys me.

However, I cannot deny how mesmerizing it is to see everything transformed in this  magical, white wonderland.

What’s  in your weekend forecast?


Happy Friday, Folks!


-Janice 🙂


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Sunday: Yesterday

(Simple, Single Image On Saturday And Sunday)


Just yesterday I was entranced by how quickly winter seemed to be throwing it’s blanket over us.  I found it easy to accept this by photographing my garden, which was fresh with a coating of hoar frost.  I found beauty and comfort in the simplicity of cold.

Today, rain has come and washed it all away.  Needless to say, my world does not like it did the day before.

No more snow.  No more hoar frost.  For now.

C’est la vie.  


New Personas

A fresh coating of snow and Hoar frost gives new identities to almost everything it touches.

Sedum?  No, that’s a “Winter Snow Cone” now.

It all depends, I guess, in how you see things.   What comes to life in your imagination?

On a morning, such as this particular one was when I shot these photos, everything in my yard was something new.  Hoar frost is magical.  Branches on trees look as though they have been covered in thorns.   I found a pine tree that looked like a cactus!

Forsythia branch?  Well, yeah – but it now has thorns, careful when you touch it…

If you take a moment to absorb it all, the possibilities are endless.  Even my bird feeder, with its “squirrel proof” bars was transformed.

From Bird Feeder to Bird Cage?  I think so.  

This is why I keep my camera close by and ready to go – always.  Because, the thing with Hoar frost is, first it surprises you, and then it doesn’t last long.  When the frost is gone, it leaves no trace of ever having been there.

Everything becomes it’s regular, old self again.