Shivered Beauty

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Temperatures dropped to 20 degrees.

Frost shivered its way across my front door glass

leaving trails of fossilized beauty

which like the ephemeral hibiscus

are here today and gone tomorrow.

A dusting of snow rests like tiny diamonds

on my deck rail and bowl.

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

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102 thoughts on “Shivered Beauty

  1. Whoa Dwight, it looks like you guys got a little more snow than we did. Beautiful shots. I guess the birds and squirrels said, “Dude, I’m outta here for tonight!” πŸ˜‚πŸ¦πŸΏπŸ¦œπŸ€£ LOL Stay warm and comfy my friend! Until the next Alberta Clipper! πŸŒ¬β„πŸŒ¨

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  2. There’s a rebirth of beauty in fresh snow. You capture it so well, Dwight. Your space looks lovely and undisturbed, whereas mine hardly holds still for a photo before little feet, mounding, snow-ball fighting, and merriment shatter the illusion.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful imagery! I always loved the pattern of frost on a window…almost a mosaic in shades of white on glass. But – I must admit, I’m enjoying the San Diego sunshine these days πŸ™‚ Here until March 9.

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