WordPress weekly photo challenge: Surprise – Frost in San Diego

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