Thursday, November 24, 2011

Frosty Thanksgiving

The last two days were foggy and alternating freezing rain, snow and regular rain.  Today the sky was clear.  Hooray!  It did go below freezing last night, so this morning eveything had a lovely rime of frost on it.

This oak leaf blew in from the woods

A cluster of apple leaves

I love how delicate the bit of wild carrot leaf in the lower right corner looks, and the buttercup leaf in the upper left looks like it's dusted with confectioner's sugar.

Single apple leaf

Notice how each little hair on the devil's paintbrush leaf is outlined in frost. 

We need to remember to give thanks every day - for family and friends of course, but don't forget the blessings we live with every minute:  to see the beauty around us, to breathe deep the cold clean air, to have the bounty of fruit trees and plants and the animals we keep, warm clothes, clean water, medicine when we need it, to be living in a free country.....

Happy Thanksgiving to all.