It was bitterly cold this morning - even though there was a great deal of cloud before the sun rose. Usually cloud cover seems to raise the temperature , but not this morning.
There was even a frost, so i managed to get some photos of frosty grass and leaves before the sun rose and melted the ice.
Some of the leaves looked as though they had been dipped in icing sugar, the frosty edging was so delicate.
A think layer of frost over a fallen leaf
A delicate edging to a heart shape leaf
Lost of plants have hairs on their leaves and stems. The frost made some interesting patterns by clumping the hairs tgogether.The ice made some hairs stand out due to the mini icicles
Zoomed in on the hairy stem - it had a barbed wire or tinsel look- but within a few minutes the sun had risen and the ice started to melt.
The temperatures have stayed low and there is a lot of snow around. In fact the schoolkids were sent home early today in case they got cut off.
More snow, frost and sleety rain is forecast for tomorrow - normally January here is bright and sunny though very cold at night or in the shade.