After six days of almost continuous rain, the clouds finally went away yesterday. We woke up to beautiful blue skies and… freezing temperatures. Upper 20s to low 30s overnight, 65 degrees during the day. A huge range of temperatures that make it hard for my body to adjust throughout the day.

The surprise here has been the FROST. Lots of it! You see people scraping their car windshields in the morning. Sensitive plants have succumbed to frost. Bye bye my beautiful basil that kept on growing. Bye bye my zucchini that I wanted to pick next week.

But you know what I like best about frost? It’s beautiful! I noticed plenty of frost at my son’s school when I dropped him off yesterday so this morning, I grabbed my camera and managed to take these pictures. Remember you can click on any image below for a larger view. Let me know what you think!

Frost on leaves in San Diego

Frost on leaves in San Diego

I love how the frost flakes look like sprinkled sugar on this stem of grass!

Frost flakes on grass

Frost flakes on grass

Another thing I love about frost is how it reflects the sunlight so softly.

Frosted leaves in San Diego

Frosted leaves in San Diego

This photo gives a whole new meaning to ice plants, don’t you think?

Frost around ice plants in San Diego

Frost around ice plants in San Diego

Even though I don’t like to be cold, I’m looking forward to more frosty mornings so I can take more pictures of frost.

Frost all over green leaves

Frost all over green leaves

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

13 responses »

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    And now you have some great photos to use for “December” for your next year’s calendar. 🙂

  2. Sheila says:

    Wow – those are so beautiful and it does look like sprinkled sugar! I love the blueish purple of that first one. I think we’re getting your rain now. Hopefully we’ll get some frost or snow too!

    • mpejovic says:

      It’s great to see how frost can affect the colors of the plants (and kill them sometimes…). I want to make sure I can take more pictures of frost even though I don’t like it to be that cold here!

  3. nrhatch says:

    Love that 2nd shot. It’s been nippy here the past couple of days . . . should be 78 on Christmas. Yay!

    • mpejovic says:

      We’ve had plenty of sunny Christmas days with 80-degree weather, even if it gets to 30 at night. I’m hoping for a warm Christmas day this year, hopefully with no rain.

  4. […] took these past few weeks in San Diego, California. You can find my other photos of frost here and here. I think this may have been my last opportunity to photograph frost this winter, since we’ve […]

  5. […] even when covered with winter frost. You can view more photos of plants covered in frost here, here and […]

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