Jeweled leaves…

raindrops on leaves

The misty rain started sometime last night and continued on until dawn…

This morning, it appeared as if someone had scattered their most precious, sparkling jewels on everything in the garden…

rain on leaves

raindrops on leavesThe water droplets were so brilliant, they looked as if they could shine into the darkness, as if they were stars in the sky on the most clearest of nights…

raindrops on leaves

 

I am in love with this misty rain…

 

Ralph Hodgson quote

 

Julie’s garden…

Julie Easton's garden

This summer, while visiting my little hometown in rural Nebraska, I had a chance to tour Julie Easton’s garden, one of the many beautiful gardens in town…

I walked and photographed for hours through her lovely creation…

Julie Easton garden

 

butterfly flowers

 

Julie Easton's garden

 

I was fascinated by all the glimmering pieces of glass in her garden. Tiny beads on wires…

 

glass beads in garden

 

blue glass beads in garden

 

Little jewels to captivate the eye…

 

glass beads in garden

 

I fell in love with her sun catchers. Glass plates carefully arranged and then attached to poles so that they would capture the morning sunlight…

 

glass plates in garden

 

Early morning dew on petals. Really, is there anything more beautiful?…

 

dew on petals

 

dew on flowers petals

 

pink roses with dew

 

dew on petals

 

Julie in her garden…

 

Julie Easton

 

I had wonderful time that morning, Julie, and thank you so much for sharing your garden with us all today!  :)

 

W E. Johns quote

 

Winter Fairies…

frost on windows

There was frost on the windows this morning. The thermometer read -24 degrees below zero.

The following passage by Vera Nazarian seemed to describe this morning so well…

vera nazarian quote

 

frost on windows

 

vera nazarian quote

 

frost on windows

 

vera nazarian quote

 

frost on windows

 

vera nazarian quote

 

frost on windows

As the morning continued on, the air outside began to warm…

frost on windows

And soon, the winterfairy’s land was nothing but a memory…

raindrops on glass

I’m longing for Spring, but Winter has its advantages, too…  :)

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Winter…

hoarfrost

 

carolyne roehm quotes

hoarfrost

hoarfrost

hoarfrost

 

lewis carroll quote

hoarfrost

 

hoarfrost

hoarfrost

Is there anything more beautiful in the morning, than looking out the window and discovering everything has been covered with thick layer of hoarfrost?…

hoarfrost

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