Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

First there was frost


Saturday was predicted to have sun, the first day of sunshine this year. I needed to get out of the house, where I’d been stewing since Wednesday, the day our Capitol was stormed.

The early morning road was calling my name.

I planned on taking a little photo road trip, to parts unknown. But first I couldn’t resist shooting some images close to home. I was headed out of town when I passed Katie’s park and noticed the hills were all silver with frost.

Our local library, next to Katie’s park, with preservation hills behind it.

Turning around I tromped around a field of grasses, noticing how their details were more beautiful with the beading they were sporting.

Everything was etched in sparkles.

I got pretty cold, and time moved on without me while I was there, still only a couple miles from home.

Early morning light always makes me smile.

Eventually I made myself leave, the sun was rising and I hadn’t gotten anywhere yet. But only another mile down the road I had to stop again.

One of my go-to places where I can see the open sky.

There’s some wide open farm land there, and an old farm, that if you look closely, is falling into dumpy disrepair. I’m sure it won’t be there forever, and I’ve always meant to stop and capture it.

Somebody’s farm in the early morning light of a new day.

So I did.

Plus, where I happened to stop there was this fence…

The fence was glowing as the sun was rising.

…with barbed wire along the top. All of it incrusted with frost.

More time went by and the sun moved higher. If I was going to find more pretty stuff I needed to get moving.

Should I go that way? Or the other way?

But where did I go? What did I find?

I guess you’ll have to wait until the next post to find out.

At least the blue sky prediction turned out to be true!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

25 thoughts on “First there was frost

  1. Fabulous pictures! Oddly enough, the frosted barb wire was my favorite. Getting out and taking pictures on a sunny day was just the thing to do after the horrors of last week.


  2. Loved the barbed wire as we find lots and lots of that out here in the west. But all your captures are quite pretty.

    I too went out into nature to get away from the darn right scary Wednesday!


  3. Hi, Dawn,

    I love how frost makes ordinary things magical. Thank you for sharing your pictures. I especially like those with the streaming sun rays. 😊

    Glad that you found some beautiful images (other than Princess Katie!) to refresh your mind and spirit. I turned to nature too, watching the birds flit around and sun themselves on bare trees in my backyard. Petting Gracie pup helped a great deal, too. 🐾


  4. What?! What?! We have to wait?
    Have you no mercy, Woman?


  5. Beautiful start to the day!


  6. Frost photos are so enticing. I am glad you paused and captured some of the sparkliness.


    • Part of me always wants to get where I’m going, so I’ve certainly passed up any number of beautiful things and places on my way to somewhere else. But since I didn’t know where I was going….no point hurrying along!

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  7. ” etched in sparkles”

    What a wonderful phrase and photo. I love the pic of the farm. Such a sense of place.


    • I’ve always liked how that farm looked too, it’s on top of a big hill, and set way off the road in wide open spaces…depending on the light it can be quite beautiful even though it’s really falling down in disrepair.

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  8. I’m positively GREEN over your beautiful blue skies and sunshine!! We’ve been under gray for what seems like all year now. Funny, because I really don’t like the cold but I’ll take it as long as there’s sunshine, too. I’m glad you photographed the “dumpy” farm. It probably was pictured when it was new (or maybe not!), but even old things need to be shared. And I love your header, with Katie in the snow!


  9. The barb wire shot is amazing. Glad you didn’t put your tongue on any fencing!


  10. We hit the road on Saturday, too, Dawn. Really needed it! You had frost, we had wind, but we both had adventures. I love the old farm you photographed, the one that won’t be there forever. Also, the frost on the barbed wire and — well, everything. Thanks!


  11. These are incredibly beautiful!


  12. Lovely shots. Snow and frost sure added to your photos with what I think of as peacefulness and shine.


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