Strangely enough, the photos above aren’t of our first frost here in Heidelberg, but I wanted to share them anyway. I took them yesterday afternoon and they’re of some weeds growing along where the old rail tracks used to be, a place where Mikey and I often go to walk. They have dark stems and soft silver edges, looking at them together, they struck me as looking a little like they are covered in a fine layer of frost.
Imagine my surprise this morning then, when I woke and looked out of our window to see a dusting of frost on the grass and leaves outside. Our first frost has come earlier than I expected, I hadn’t even really thought about bringing my plants inside yet. Last winter was such a long and cold one in Germany, I wonder if this means that it will be the same again this year.
The sun was already pushing it’s way across the twinkling grass, so I knew I had to head outside fast if I was going to photograph it. I pulled some thick clothes over Mikey’s pajamas, put on his hat and boots and then pulled a jacket over my own pajamas and headed downstairs. Mikey was delighted, inspecting each blade of grass and frosty leaf, announcing, “shiny! snow! sunshine! sunshine leaves!” while I crouched down low, getting my pajamas and feet thoroughly wet (did I mention that I only threw on some flip flops?) to take some photographs.
I didn’t, however, think fast enough to actually take my macro lens outside with me. Luckily the kit lens gets pretty close. I suppose I will have to wait for more frost to get some real macro shots, the frost outside had melted completely by the time I got inside and converted my photos from RAW/NEF. It’s still cold outside though, my husband is away working all night so I think Mikey and I will close the curtains and snuggle up with hot chocolate and some books.
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