This is not my photograph - these ideal photography conditions are quite special. But, from my window on this first day of the new year 2009 I can see oak & beech trees covered in hoar frost following a very cold night frost -7 degrees Fahrenheit. The beauty of frost is not so obvious in the city as in the countryside where the effects of fog, wind, low cloud is more pronounced. I may venture out with a camera later and try to see what I can capture, but without the clear blue sky during these short daylight hours my efforts may be in vain. So enjoy this one instead or go onto GOOGLE image and type in hoar frost.

This kind of beauty is created by stillness ... now there's a thought.