And those spiny seed pods are a delicious treat for the little yellow finches that love to eat them, as evidenced here:
The last of the pink tea roses on this rosebush faded away several weeks ago, but those beautiful green leaves have endured:
I love the patinated surface of this terra cotta sun face from New Mexico. It has been hanging on this fence, aging gracefully, for some years now. I was excited to photograph its frosty, sparkling, perpetually beaming smile this day, in a moment of glorious shadow and light:
Here are a few more colorful, frosty leaves and flowers I spotted, such as these blueberry leaves:
And some strawberry leaves:
And the ever popular hydrangea:
Spending time in the garden would not be complete for me without a little peek into the bird world. During this time of year, we get many of the small perching birds such as this Oregon Junco. Did you know that it's easy to photograph birds outdoors? This method works very well if you regularly feed 'backyard birds', who are accustomed to spending time in your garden: when they come to eat the food you have provided, just find an out of the way spot and sit perfectly still. As long as you don't make any loud noise or move suddenly, they are usually not disturbed by the slow subtle movements of taking pictures. Give it a try!
Thanks for spending A Frosty Day In The Garden with me!