Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Frozen In Time


The garden has settled into a deep sleep protected by a blanket of new fallen snow...


There are remnants of seasons past. The paperlike withered petals of a pink English rose late to have made her appearance in November...


Clematis seedpods that appear like gossamer petticoats befitting a fairy...


Even the birdbath with its delicate layer of ice lies awaiting the return of the frolicking birds...

The seed catalogues have begun to arrive and the gardening magazines will be soon to follow...


The essence of Spring is only a daydream away...


* Even a quickknit shawl reflects the coolness of ice crystals. The shawl pin that will be the finishing touch is from Pat at www.gardenofweedingirl.etsy.com

20 comments:

Sea Angels said...

Gorgeous colours in that beautiful shawl Susan, with the lovely reminders of seed catalogues and peaceful pictures of the snow isn't it a dreamy time of the year xxx
Hugs Lynn xxx

Pondside said...

These languid post-holiday days always seem to me like time frozen in a droplet of water - we don't know how long the suspended time will last before the thaws start and life surges forth. I can imagine a few more cosy hours spent wrapped in the beautiful shawl.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Such pretty knitting and gorgeous photographs!
The Clematis seeds are so enchanting I've not come across them before, they DO look like Faeries tutu's!

Hugs Jane

Cottage Garden said...

Lovely ice whites and a touch of blue are resolant with the stillness that must pervade your world right now. Evocative photos Susan, especially the very pretty pattern in the bird bath. How I would love to cosy up in that beautiful shawl.

Jeanne
x

Constance said...

I love the shawl; I'm day dreaming about a walk in that dreamy garden wrapped in that magical shawl. Have a beautiful New Year,
Sallie

snoopydog said...

Beautifull shawl and shawl pin, Susan. We've just placed the order for all our 2011 seeds! Won't be long until Spring. Happy 2011. Ros and Oscar

Sweet William Primitives said...

Oh Susan! Such beautiful pictures!
And I LOVE Miss Maddies snow cap!(:
sending you warm hugs~Kathy

Lyn said...

What a lo ely post. I was shocked to see the snow this morning but it has all gone now. I love the shawl and the pin, very beautiful.
love
Lyn
xxx

Christine said...

beautiful,Susan!

xo,Christe'

Toni aka irishlas said...

What a beautiful shawl!

The seed catalogs are such a tease, but, I love receiving them and starting to dream of warmer days.

Happy New Year.

Larkrise garden girl said...

The photo of the clematis seedpods look beutiful, cheri

FrenchGardenHouse said...

This is such a lovely post, Susan. Happy New Year to you, too! {I love dreaming of the spring garden when the seed catalogs start to arrive!} o Lidy

Miss Gracie's House said...

Such beautiful glimpses of winter...blessings to you this new year!
Rene

Catherine said...

What beautiful images! Spring.... it is a daydream away... but I wish I could touch it instead.... ;)

Happy Thursday!
xo Catherine

It's me said...

Hi Susan...thanks for your comment on my blog....it is almost spring.......whahahhaahahah....joke !!! ...lovely pictures.......love Ria....xxxx....

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Susan from the Land Down UNder...thank you so much for calling in...we are okay in our part of the world by the sea!!! My what a beautiful post...I have clematis which have finished flowering and now they are beautifully green...Let's see if we get some seed pods this Winter...
Wishing you a happy and healthy and prosperous 2011 dear Susan...Fondly, Dzintra♥x

Evi said...

the shawl and pin are just beautiful. It fits with your delightful garden pictures.
Love the Clematis....funny, mine don't have petticoats.
Spring will be here before you know it.
Enjoy the quiet time of the season,
Hugs, Evi

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Susan...Your winter photos are absolutely breathtaking!!! I want to wish you a belated birthday and wish you a most amazing, happy and healthy new year too!! hugs and love, Dawn

Zuzu said...

So beautiful! I love when the snow and frost collects on the seed pods and grasses!
Your shawl is so pretty, Susan. I have never learned to knit - it is on my 'would love to learn someday' list. :)
Wishing you a lovely new week ahead,
Zuzu

Theresa said...

Lovely pictures and posts. A serene and dreamy feast for the eyes.