Barbed Wire 3 Ways

Well, why not make a quick stop on the way to an early morning grocery run?

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I purposefully removed clarity to emphasize the frost on the wire.

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 Admit it, you love frost on barbed wire, too.


I mean really, what’s not to love?

The Back Story

When I pulled into the parking lot, the early morning sun was shining on a simple little bush outside of my office.  Frankly, I’d never really paid attention to this bush, but today it was decorated with frost and it was beautiful.


I grabbed the camera, jumped out of the truck and crouched down to take the shot.


I was excited because I’ve felt a distinct lack of time with my camera lately,


and I’ve missed the creative flow that comes when the camera is in my hand.


So, did I take a few easy shots and walk into my office with contentment?  Nope.

No sooner had I gotten into position than a patient pulled up and took the one parking place that got in the way of my shot.  Seriously … every other space was empty!


Cracked. Me. Up.


Welcome to 2015 everryone!

May we all learn to be flexible, to look at things from a different angle and perspective, and to find humor often.

Thanks to all of you who visit, who like or comment on my posts, and who share their lives with me.  I’m so very grateful for all of you! May we all have so much goodness in our lives that we have plenty to share with those around us.


It’s cold out there in the morning


but if you make yourself take those first steps off the porch


and you look down


and look around



you’ll see the gift that Jack Frost has left for you.


Beautiful Zero

Zero Degrees

So cold yet so beautiful

I don’t have the camera (yet!) to capture the frost in true macro, so I went about it another way, and lent beauty to the trees in the background at the same time.


Frosty!! The Transition from Home to Work

If you’ve seen some of  my posts, you will know that I love my ride to work.  I travel on 3 short but pretty roads.  The first thing that caught my eye this morning was the sun’s reflection on the frost of this cedar tree.

There was something about that bare tree,

the questioning looks as I darted back and forth outside the fence line,

and the sunlight shining through the hair on their backs.

What a lovely, lovely way to transition from home to work.

First Frost

It truly is a wonder that I get to work on time … but I do … really!   As I drive the short route to work each morning, I often have to force myself to keep the truck moving toward the office.

As one who loves all seasons and most types of weather, I thought the morning was wonderfully cold at 29 degrees.  The little bit of sun that was shining through caused the frost on the leaves to sparkle. I pulled over and ran along the side of the road (in my skirt and heels) snapping a few pictures.  The girls in the field were curious as to what I was up to, and followed my movements.

It was lovely to connect with the out of doors before getting back in the truck, finishing the ride to work and spending the day closed up inside a building.