I woke up early, in expectation of hoarfrost blanketing the land. I wanted to get out and take pictures early, in case the sun came out and melted it away.
Stepping outside was like stepping into a dream, everything was coated in thick spikey hoarfrost! I felt like a child again.
Just like magic, my world is laced in white! A macro heaven!
Excited about things that are normally too ordinary, I grabbed my camera and headed out to the yard to take a few close-ups.
I don't have a macro lens, so I put my 40-150mm 2.8 lens on and put my camera in macro mode (I've never tried that before).
And I am pleasantly surprised by the results.
Everywhere I turned there were pictures! Did I die and go to heaven?
I spent the morning captivated by beauty, taking pictures of frost before breakfast.
I never had so much fun taking pictures in our own yard.
Usually I hate pictures on overcast days, but hoarfrost brings it's own magical beauty to our bleak landscapes.
As I look through the lens, I can't help but marvel at the wonders of nature.
Everyday objects transformed overnight.
Some places it was really thick.
It's fun to take pleasure in the "simple things".
I think I should do it more often...
Some things were covered and others laced
The above scene was so beautiful, when I saw it, it stole my breath for a moment!
The cedar trees were intriguing
And the spruce and jack pines looked artificial from a distance
Now I remember why it's called Winter Wonderland...
Even the Tag Elders were beautiful!
If you enjoyed this, share it with someone who can't get out and about! I think of "shut-ins" every time I'm roaming freely- mesmerized by the beauty that surrounds us!
After lunch, I took my hubby for a ride to take pictures of scenic hoarfrost. I'll post some of my favorites next. Old barns, shacks etc surrounded by hoarfrost.