|A dead flower in winter|
|Hoar frost all over|
|This one appears to be covered during a windy day.|
Last week, the weather would dip down just under freezing overnight, then rise up just at or barely above freezing during the day. This produced several days of gorgeous hoar frost on the trees. (The first time I heard that word, I though someone said whore frost. I could not believe that frost would be named after disenfranchised women/women making money for them selves. Turns out is was hoar. Sounds similar, but not.) Several days of this frost on the trees, bushes, plants and wooden structures must made the city a magnificent winter wonderland. I thought it would not get better, but then the fog moved in and the beauty doubled. So gorgeous!
|Pavilion in Assiniboine Park|
|Under another tree, taking pictures of this tree.|
Time to head out with my camera and see if I could capture a thing or two. Assiniboine Park was my destination of choice and I was able to capture several beautiful pics. I also sent a text to several friends in town encouraging them to head out and capture the delicious vision of a city. My friend Darren went to the Legislature and captured some photos now on Flikr. Several others went out but I have not seen their shots as of yet.
|Crusty and lovely|
|Who love a weeping tree? Me!|
I walked around the park, drove around the park (it is very large), and clicked away at everything that took my breathe away. While standing taking pictures of the Pavilion, I heard a rustling in the bushes. Twas a small family of deer looking for food in the bushes behind me. What luck! I turned, slowly perched on the bench nearby and snuck a picture of this deer behind the branches.
There was mutually observing and gazing for a time, then they moved on to a trodden path, then on behind several buildings. Before they got away, I slowly walked around the bushes, squatted and found the same deer unable to stop looking at me, as I was unable to stop looking at it.
|Closer the before|
|Once last glance|
Funny enough, while waiting in line at the post office earlier that day (while picking up a personalized mug my sister-in-law sent me