Tuesday, 18 December 2012


The frost in the garden was so heavy last week that everywhere one looked there were broken Spider's webs.
Here are just a few amongst some other delights

The Corkscrew Hazel delights in all seasons

the frozen lawn not to be walked on

A little extra interest with the double mirrored reflections

The Tamarisk on the other side of the fence
so beautiful

but back into the warmth

and last but not least
the card I have just finished making for Alan for our
53rd Wedding Anniversary tomorrow


Marigold Jam said...

Happy anniversary to you both! Love the frosty photos.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

You captured some lovely photos of the frost on the spider webs.
Happy anniversary to both of you.

Needled Mom said...

Happy anniversary to you and Alan! That is awesome.

Everything looks so wintery. I love the frozen looking spiderwebs. It has certainly been chilly there.

Your home looks so pretty and festive for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you, Alan and the family.

Gracie Saylor said...

***Happy Anniversary to you and Alan, Barbara***
Thanks for posting the beautiful photos and for including us in your celebration of 53 years together.
xx from Gracie

Balisha said...

Happy anniversary to you and Alan.... a day to be celebrated.

We had a Harry Lauder Walking Stick in our yard...with such contorted branches. I really didn't like the leaves, but when fall came and the shrub was bare...it was the favorite thing in my yard. I loved it's branches with snow on them and also the shadows it cast on the snow.

Cathy said...

I've never seen frost on a spider web before....beautiful!

Happy anniversary!

Vee said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. It sure does look cozy in your lovely home all decorated and looking lovely. I note that you have a US mailbox ornament on your tree and so I take this chance to say that I am very, very impressed with the USPS this year. How's your mail service doing?

Who knew that spiders' webs could be so intricate and exquisite?! Just lovely.

Adrienne said...

Happy anniversary, my friend. Sending hugs and wishes for another year ahead together - filled with blessings behind imagination! I love your photos of frost-encased spider's webs. I'm always intrigued but haven't had a frost heavy enough yet to capture good photos.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Hi Barbara. All the frosty plants and spider webs are so pretty...I wonder where the spiders go when it freezes like that.

It is looking like Christmas at your home. I smiled when I saw the US Mail ornament on the tree. I like your red and purple theme in the front room.

La Petite Gallery said...

Merry Christmas Barbara and Family.
These are great photo's,
The spiders are trying to get inside a warm house in Maine.
we get more cobwebs inside in the winter, UGH!!
I am having a wonderful Season. Renee (daughter) has helped me so much. We sit up and watch Tv and giggle till late.
Remember I was lone from 2002 every Christmas. The house is full now. Have a happy holiday.
Bless you

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Beutiful pictures of the frost there. I liked the one with frost on the spider web. Your tree is quite festive too! Happy Anniversary to you ! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Lori Zehr said...

Beautiful pictures! It is getting colder here as well, though we've had a mild winter so far. Congratulations on 53 years together! Many blessings to you!

Lorrie said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Alan, Barbara. What a wonderful life you've shared.
Love all the photos of inside and outside. These days, inside is where I want to be.

Merry Christmas.

Terri said...

Happy Anniversary!
and Thank You for taking those pictures... so interesting and very pretty. (Wonder what the spiders think of all that frost.) The trees and bushes are amazing. Even in winter your garden is lovely.

CherryPie said...

Those cobwebs are really pretty and your tree is looking very festive.

Happy Anniversary to you both xx

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Fifty three years and the fun and comraderie is still going strong,
Many happy and healthy years ahead

Nance said...

Happy 53rd anniversary! That's a lot of memories and compromise. I've been married 42 years so can say that : ) Lovely spider webs and a beautiful tree. Thank you, from Iowa.

Deanna said...

Barbara, Hope you had a wonderful Anniversary! Congratulations,

Annie Jeffries said...

Happy Anniversary you two. Fifty-three! That's awesome.

Needled Mom said...

I'm not sure why I showed up as spam as my comment is still up there, Barbara. Anyway....I wanted to wish you a very happy anniversary. You have been a wonderful role model for many.

I also wrote that I loved the frosty look to the garden - especially the spider webs.