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Monday, June 21, 2010

ZERO


I took this photo six days ago
just as we were leaving
for our morning walk.

It was 0C (32F) at 7:10am 
and an hour later only 2C.

If you enlarge it 
you can see that the flash
captured the ice in the atmosphere.

I love how the lemon tree is highlighted.

19 comments:

Sam Liu said...

My, that really is an eerily magnificent photograph, there is something so haunting and yet so infinitely beautiful about it...The lighting, the swishing of the trees, the ice, the lemon tree and the dark sky, they all come together to create a truly brilliant scene. Thank you for sharing this marvellous image :)

maggie's garden said...

Eerie...yet so tranquil and beautiful. Will you be picking the lemons on the lemon tree soon? And what might you do with them?
Love love love the new look of your blog. The colors are so soft and earthy. Blogger has made it fun to switch it up a bit.

T. Clear said...

Alaine, this is a work of art! May I buy a copy?!

Susan said...

Hi Alaine!

That's an awesome picture! You should wish for more mornings like that!

Wanda said...

Lovely photo Alaine, looks like an impressionist painting! The lemon tree does add a specialness!

♥...Wanda

alaine@éclectique said...

Sam...thanks. I was disappointed with it at first but then I realised that it was worth keeping.

alaine@éclectique said...

MG - Karen, love your new avatar! I don't know what to do with the lemons; it's the most we've ever had.

Thanks about the new look; I was very happy with it. There's a great range to choose from now.

alaine@éclectique said...

T...it does look like a painting, doesn't it.

alaine@éclectique said...

Susan...I think we've awoken to another frost this morning but we'll be walking again.

alaine@éclectique said...

Wanda...yes, I thought Monet!

Teri said...

Wow, cold! I am surprised that lemons do well in that kind of cold. Maybe you can just juice them all and freeze the juice...make lemon meringue pies, lemon curd, lemon aid, yum! I saw all the new blog details and wonder if it would totally change everything. It looks different to come here but I like it too.

alaine@éclectique said...

Teri...I must pick them. I thought of Lemon Butter but there's only two of us and it wouldn't get used. I don't use lemons in cooking much at all; I don't like them much. There is a bin in the main street where people can take or give; I might put them in there.

Thanks for your suggestions; I had a look at Martha Stewart's recipe for Lemon Curd, it sounds nice, I just might give that a go and squeeze a few for the freezer.

I loved the black background of my blog but this is nice and fresh for a change.

Marilyn said...

Certainly is a beautiful photo and I agree with you, it is so lovely how the lemon tree stands out so clearly. Love it.

alaine@éclectique said...

Marilyn...thank you for visiting! I see that you live in beautiful New Zealand. I haven't been there yet but my husband has had many trout expeditions over there and loves it. He's already been twice this year. When I go with him one day, there'll be very little fishing!

I've just been out there mowing; it's lovely and sunny here (frosty mornings) but the grass was so soggy. I passed the lemon tree and made a mental note to go and pick the lemons; I must go and do that now!

Cheers,
Alaine

steven said...

alaine - superb photograph. serendipitous! i keep remembering that it's cold where you are as we heat up. solstice day today. steven

alaine@éclectique said...

Steven...hi! It's freezing morning and night but we're having a few days of sunshine...I'll keep warm out there pruning the roses!

willow said...

Beautiful!! It's just starting to get really hot here. I'm ready for some woolly sock weather!

alaine@éclectique said...

Willow...thanks for dropping by; stay for a cup of fennel tea...warming my cockles at present! Ugh, heat! Hats, scarves, gloves and woolly socks weather I'm loving!

dancingbeastie said...

A beautiful, painterly photo. So strange to think of you in freezing weather as we celebrate the summer solstice, when it barely gets dark at all here in Scotland. Mind you, our local paper today had photos of people skiing and snowboarding on Cairn Gorm in the Highlands - on midsummer's day! Our winter was so epic that pockets of deep snow are still lingering on the hills, despite our temperatures being in the mid 20s/70s now.