"Someone painted pictures on my
Windowpane last night --
Willow trees with trailing boughs
And flowers, frosty white,
And lovely crystal butterflies;
But when the morning sun
Touched them with its golden beams,
They vanished one by one."
|A seasonal pond backed by alders and conifers offers many layers of winter interest|
There is something almost ethereal about a frost-kissed landscape.
|Leucothoe 'Rainbow' - an invaluable evergreen shrub.|
Each jagged crystal of ice becomes a tiny prism which refracts light, making even the dullest plants sparkle. The colors of foliage and flowers become more vivid when seen through the glistening white crystals and their silhouettes better appreciated when traced with frost. Even weeds seem beautiful!