We intentionally schedule many of our activities to the rapidly passing dates of the calendar. Early spring is for chasing birds, but it soon competes with photographing wildflowers. Early summer and we head for the beach (or the shore if we’re in the east.) Early fall finds us marveling at the changing colors, watching as leaves drop from the deciduous trees. And this year early winter has us looking for frost flowers.
No, not the artwork Jack Frost leaves on a windowpane after a cold winter night. These frost flowers are associated with the plant world, although they appear long after everyone expects the flowering season to be over. Frost flowers materialize from plants that appear to be dead or dying, but they rival the beauty of springtime blossoms. (Read the rest …)