Windywillow

Sunday, January 30, 2011

frosty days

.The giant beech tree behind our house, the top is usually used as a perch for crow, starlings or blackbirds.

The smaller trees become the perches of the tiny birds, finches, sparrows or robins.

They seem to happily sit there in the cold, chirping and singing.
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There are some small willow trees in the green down the street.

I thought they looked magical during a severe frost.

The spikey frost makes a lovely contrast to the curvy bendy branches.
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The farmer's field on a foggy day.. the giant oaks looming out of the mist.

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My own willow trees in my back garden, covered in frost. They take on a magical appearance.

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This is my contorted hazel. It always has a special beauty in winter, when without its leaves, one can appreciate the twisted branches.

It looks even more beautiful when covered in a layer of frost. It is truly a wonder to me!

Snow also dresses the hazel in fluffy cold mounds, reminding me of those fluffy little clouds in the first photo.

My frosty back garden, near my shed. There's the contorted hazel, and the weeping willow, and the giant beech behind the wall.




6 Comments:

Blogger Joy K. said...

I have a sudden burning desire for a contortionist hazel of my own. Is it a tree or a shrub?

February 02, 2011 3:20 pm  
Blogger Silvia Hoefnagels . Salix Tree said...

haha.. contortionist ;)
Well, I thought it was a tree, it's meant to grow to about 20 feet tall. But it's very slow growing, so might take a while before it becomes that large.
My hazel is about as tall as me right now, it's maybe 5 years old. You could probably treat it as a shrub.

February 02, 2011 7:07 pm  
Blogger Suzi Smith said...

ahh... that frost seems like so long ago now!

April 13, 2011 5:12 pm  
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