Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Jack Frost Paid Us A Visit

 Mommy Katie said Jack Frost isn't
going to nip at my nose.
Birds passing by grab a meal - that's why we leave the grasses.
6 +/- inches of snow ... perfect
 House Wren ... I'm going to miss my favorite bird.

 Who is Jack Frost anyway?
Jack Frost is the personification of frost, ice, snow, sleet, and freezing
cold weather, a variant of Old Man Winter held responsible
for frosty weather, for nipping the nose and toes in such
weather, coloring the foliage in autumn, and leaving
fernlike patterns on cold windows in winter.

Starting in late 19th century literature, more filled-out characterizations
of Jack Frost have made him into a sprite-like character.
He sometimes appears as a sinister mischief maker.
Powers attributed to Jack Frost 
... Usually involve the ability to create winter conditions.
Since coldness and frosty precipitation like snow and sleet
are synonymous with winter, they are among the frequent
 alleged activities of Jack Frost. The creature also supposedly 
creates the ice and frosty air that nips at winter dwellers. 
Even the icy patterns on windows or in snowflakes are believed
to be the work of Jack Frost. In some depictions, the sprite’s artistry
extends to painting tree leaves with the colors of autumn and incoming winter.
 This is a nice picture of our home covered in
a blanket of snow.  Oh, how I will miss her.

 A few of the geese that were hanging out in that
group {pictured above} decided to take off
probably to grab some dinner before dark.
Winter is flying by and hopefully spring is right around the corner
but I do have a feeling we'll be seeing a little more of
Mr. Jack Frost before all is said and done.

1 comment:

  1. Some truly lovely images. Have a wonderful Wednesday and stay warm and safe.
    Best wishes Molly