The past weekend brought the first frost of the season to my garden, along with many others. And like many other bloggers, I took the opportunity to take pictures of plants covered in frost. I'm sharing a couple of these photos for Wednesday Vignette, hosted by Anna of Flutter & Hum. In the spirit of the season, I should say that I'm thankful the weather cooled down gradually and we had a few light frosts before it gets down into the 20s this week. It's much better for plants than balmy weather followed by a sudden freeze in one day.
Back to the vignettes for this week. I love the way frost covers certain plants, and especially love frosted spider webs. The lines in the first photo reminded me of lines on a suspension bridge or a tightrope, thus the title of this post. This web is on a Cornus alternifolia 'Golden Shadows' that I'm working on placing, along with the other potted plants you see in the background.
The second photo is of a few wisps of web in the Cedrus deodara. The frost accentuates the color of the cedar and the lines of the spiderwebs move in counterpoint to the lines of the branches.