"I Came, I Saw, I Stuck Around!"
Doug, I think winter cabbage would survive a nuclear winter.Great shots! You've a good eye....
Thanks Will. There was also a green cabbage plant in a barrel nearby. It also showed no sign of surrender to the cold snap.
these are all very pretty...I wish we had mild winters like this...but here it's getting ridiculous,, ice and snow everywhere and very cold reminds me of when I was a kid..
Those shots 'feel' cold.Brrrrr!
It's majestic Doug. Very nice shot.
Yes, Mike, I'm posting these shots for the interesting changes in the local surroundings...I don't mean to say things are as cold here as they are on the East Coast or the Rocky Mountain areas. I've lived in a mountainous area, and this elevation I'm at (2,000 ft) is a piece of cake to live in compared to much of North America.
Actually its been right at freezing much of this last two weeks, Jim. It's cold but not like the cold spells you've likely dealt with lately. But to me, its is "brrrr" wet and cold.
~*Shivers*~... looks cold... need more Coffee!!! hot coffee
My thoughts exactly Beverly. Luckily there was a Starbucks stand fifty feet from this shot, in the supermarket! :-)
Just kidding - but Doug it's a great shot but it much warmer there I can assure you of that. Yet we seemingly are having dynamics of weather that we thought we saw the last of last year and yet they didn't disappear.
I think theres' going to be a lot of odd trends in theweather for some time, Jack. They are having a bad time of it with rains in southern California and Queensland, Australia right now. Nothing like this has been seen for decades in some places!
We have not had a hard frost yet. Been a very temperate winter so far. It appears it may cool down next week. I have grown to enjoy mild winters. My middle aged bones do not tolerate the cold as well as they did when I wore a younger mans clothes.
My bones are the same way these days, Fred. I spent three winters over in Klamath Falls (elevation 4,500 ft) and had my fill of full-on snowy seasons. MIld and only near-freezing is much better.
I with you 100% on this one
It all looks chillingly familiar Doug, a great picture though, it looks strangely deserted, it reminds me of a scene from an old black and white film about Christmas somehow, very evocative!
You can feel the frost biting your ears when you look at this scene Doug. I like the muted reds and greens under the frost.
Incredible, has it survived Doug?
Given that American robins are a completely different species to the European variety it is interesting that they are also synonymous with winter. Great picture Doug, its nice to see the local wildlife, its a tough time for birds.
I love this picture the pines look fantastic with this frost on them, lovely!
This is another great photo Doug, as you say a natural wreath with frosted pine cones that are so much better than the artificial varieties that flourish at this time of year.
Thanks AA. I got a similar feeling along those lines standing in the street with my camera. "Strangely deserted" could often describe my neighborhood in the best of times as well.
It is not a harsh, but a very wet and biting cold, AA, thanks to the sharp winds coming over the mountains here from the Pacific. Rather like Summer in Scotland I suspect ;-)
I'll have to check when I go to the mall today, AA. I think it very well might. Like Will said, these wild cabbage plants are tough customers.
That it is, AA. I was surprised to see this young gentle-bird out in this climate, and not winging it to San Diego! I didn't know that about European and American robins. Do they have similar orange colorings in the front? I wanted to get a picture of a Scrub Jay who was hanging out on a near-by branch. (One of the western cousins to the east coast Blue Jay) but he was camera shy.
Shirley and I are fortunate to live in an area with so many varieties of evergreens literally a short walk away from the street. Thanks AA.
Thanks AA. I really love seeing the beautiful wreaths that people put together and sell at the local "Advent Fairs" around here in church fundraisers in early December. This is one from nature that couldn't be improved on--and it was literally in front of my face near the road, begging to be put on a blog!