Yesterday morning, after the first West Country frost of the season.. a delicate rose



Fern fronds



 Geum ‘Lemon Drops’



 A hellebore, flowering in November



Autumn leaves



An interloper. Nettle.






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  1. Em November 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Lovely pictures! It wasn’t our first frost unfortunately.W hen we moved down here ten years ago, I was under some misapprehension that it was mild and clement in Devon….how wrong I was. We’ve been snowed in four years on the trot and am fully expecting it to happen again this year. I can’t wait for my Hellebores to flower; this will be their first year big enough to do so so thanks for the sneak preview!

    • Jessica November 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      I’m not sure the hellebore SHOULD be flowering in November… only the one though, hopefully the rest will await their time.

  2. Sue November 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Lovely pictures.

    I love that even Nettles look lovely when tinged with frost. 🙂

    Sue xx

    • Jessica November 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      Hopefully it will slow them down a bit too!

  3. Sue November 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    I love me some frosty photos.

    • Jessica November 30, 2012 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      There have been so many gloomy days recently, it was nice to be out in the sun. Even if it was very cold!

  4. wherethejourneytakesme November 30, 2012 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I love your pictures – the Rose looks like it has been ‘frosted’ for a cake with a sugar coating if you now what I mean like those sugar coated fruits and the Mahonia leaves are such gorgeous colours anyway made even prettier by the frost.

    • Jessica November 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      I know exactly what you mean. The same thought occurred to me.

  5. BadPenny November 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous photos. Gorgeous frosty mornings to wake up to.

    • Jessica November 30, 2012 at 7:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks Penny. Mike took this series, I will pass on the compliment.

  6. simone November 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos. I would much rather have frost than damp any day!

    • Jessica November 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      You and me both!

  7. Vera November 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    We had our first heavy frost last night as well. Was gone by mid morning, melted away by a lovely warm sun. Lovely photos, very sensitively taken.

    • Jessica November 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm - Reply

      Thanks Vera. Oh, that’s where you have the advantage. The sun isn’t quite so warm here any longer!

  8. Rosie November 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Beautiful frosty photos! I had to defrost the bird bath and pour hot water over the wheelie bin to open it this morning. We have Geum lemon drops in our garden too:)

    • Jessica November 30, 2012 at 10:28 pm - Reply

      Brrrr indeed. The birds’ water bowl was frozen here too. I moved the geum this year. I hope it has re-established enough to cope with the winter.

  9. CherryPie December 1, 2012 at 12:01 am - Reply

    This season brings us so many beauties, if we know how to look.

    Thank you 🙂

    • Jessica December 1, 2012 at 9:37 am - Reply

      That’s so true, Cherie.

  10. Julie December 1, 2012 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    beautiful photos, i love that the nettles look just as stunning as everything else! Julie

    • Jessica December 2, 2012 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Thanks Julie, and welcome to rusty duck!
      The nettles may have won themselves a reprieve. Until Spring anyway!

  11. rachel December 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Crisp frost is so beautiful! And The Gardener loves it – at last those hedges and lawns will stop growing!

    • Jessica December 3, 2012 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Time to put his feet up!

  12. ropcorn December 3, 2012 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Wow! Really beautiful photos! I especially love the frozen flower.

    • Jessica December 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      Thanks Alex. It is lovely isn’t it? Getting almost as cold as Sweden here now!

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