I think when i look back to NYE 2008/09, I’m going to remember the cold. Its not been this cold in a long time – they’re forecasting -5*C in Edinburgh (i feel sorry for all the Scots celebrating), and its -1 outside the back door, -3 out at Manchester Airport (its slightly warmer next to the house), and its just 6.15. Going to be a very cold night. brrrr. Its not gone above freezing for the last few days, so the ground is rock solid, and there was a very heavy frost last night. Which of course, gave me the opportunity to take loads of pictures – 70, to be exact – and i’ve uploaded them all to flickr here, if you want to see them all. But i can’t let it go without sharing a few with you.. so the best ones are behind the cut. Or at least, the ones i like the most. I’m sure you’ll have your own choices to make!

But in the meantime, i hope you stay warm, if you’re going out, wrap up warm, and a very very happy new year to you all!

frosted empty Fireweed seed pods

frosted empty Fireweed seed pods

frosted dumped barbedwire

frosted dumped barbedwire

stand of frosted grass

stand of frosted grass

area where i walk jess, in black and white

area where i walk jess, in black and white

trees that i walk jess between in black and white - i think it captures the cold feeling perfectly

trees that i walk jess between in black and white - i think it captures the cold feeling perfectly

frosted branch

frosted branch

frosted dead leaf

frosted dead leaf

Pieris Flame, all frosted, in a neighbours garden

Pieris Flame, all frosted, in a neighbour's garden

frosted ivy

frosted ivy

frosted spiderweb

frosted spiderweb

frosted strawberry leaves

frosted strawberry leaves

more frost

more frost

frosted rhodendron bulb

frosted rhodendron bulb

this camera handles shots at dusk very well too - it doesnt show, here, but its almost dark.

this camera handles shots at dusk very well too - it doesn't show, here, but its almost dark.

this is so romantic, i think, when i first reached for the camera someone was walking away from me, standing under the streetlight - i wish hed stayed there. You couldnt see enough of him to identify, but it just was perfect. Pity he didnt stay.

this is so romantic, i think, when i first reached for the camera someone was walking away from me, standing under the streetlight - i wish he'd stayed there. You couldn't see enough of him to identify, but it just was perfect. Pity he didn't stay.

In fact, i liked it so much i just went into the photograph in Gimp (the photo editing software i use) and applied a special effect to make it look like an old photo. Now, apart from the possible anachronism of the streetlight being the wrong shape, theres nothing to show that photograph couldnt have been taken 100 years ago...

In fact, i liked it so much i just went into the photograph in Gimp (the photo editing software i use) and applied a special effect to make it look like an old photo. Now, apart from the possible anachronism of the streetlight being the wrong shape, there's nothing to show that photograph couldn't have been taken 100 years ago...

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