“Winter’s Beauty”

by ESP on January 3, 2010 · 26 comments


Echeveria pup,  sea salted with morning frost…Good enough to eat.

My entry for this months “Winter’s Beauty” garden photography competition http://www.gardeninggonewild.com

Here is another shot of the same plant taken on a warmer day (not my entry)…


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1 The Garden Ms. S January 3, 2010 at 6:03 pm

It does look scrumptious! Good luck :-)

2 ESP January 3, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Thanks Ms.S,
I devoured five that day, if I remember correctly.

3 Susie January 4, 2010 at 12:01 am

Oh my that is a beautiful shot….looks sugar coated!

4 Jenny January 4, 2010 at 9:51 am

Great shot and good enough to eat. I just looked at Austin’s forecast for the week. Looks like you might get a few more frosty scenes. Good luck with your entry.

5 healingmagichands January 4, 2010 at 11:16 am

What a great picture! I love it when the frost paints the plants, and the hen and chicks are great in the winter.

6 ESP January 4, 2010 at 11:23 am

Hi Susie.
I agree, they would look great in a chocolate box!

7 ESP January 4, 2010 at 11:25 am

Hi Jenny and thanks.
This was the only frosty picture I have taken this year, so it was an easy choice to pick as my entry.
More frost?…I knew it!

8 ESP January 4, 2010 at 11:32 am

Thanks Healingmagichands. We have had quite a few frosts already this year in Central Texas, and it looks like more on the horizon. Last year it did not freeze at all. I like the frost as well, at least for a while, it better not take my Mexican lime tree though.

9 Ellen Spector Platt January 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Usually I’m the only esp around but when I submitted my photo entry on gardeninggonewild.com, I saw that you were there before me with your stunning shot. Congratulations.

10 Mr. McGregor's Daughter January 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Beautiful shot, the plant’s rosette shape makes a nice contrast to the crystals.

11 ESP January 5, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Thank you.
I just checked in on this plant today and the rosettes have got smaller…I hope it makes it!

12 Pam/Digging January 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Sugar coated undersea flowers, or something along those lines. Gorgeous as always, ESP.

13 ESP January 5, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Hi Ellen.
It seems we share something in common ESP!

14 ESP January 5, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Hi Pam.
Thank you Pam. It was THE only frost shot I have taken this year…no image gallery searching this time!
Looks like we have some more on the way.

15 Jack Holloway January 6, 2010 at 1:47 am

Lovely, ESP! Good luck for the competition!

16 ESP January 6, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Thanks Jack and welcome to the Patch.

17 Melody January 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

They look like minature “blue” roses. So pretty. Good luck!

18 ESP January 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Hi Melody.
They do now you come to mention it. Thanks and welcome to the ESP.

19 Diana January 10, 2010 at 8:03 am

the beauty of ice crystal formations, nature’s design and your capture… quite stunning.

20 ESP January 10, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Thank you Diana.
This tiny rosette was just about as perfect as it can get, the frosting an added bonus…Tony the tiger would be proud of this little succulent.

21 Kate January 11, 2010 at 9:18 am

What a beautiful photo. Good luck. :)

22 ESP January 11, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Thank you Kate.

23 Helen at Toronto Gardens January 16, 2010 at 11:53 am

I love the form of echeverias to begin with, and the crystals are just the ice-ing on the cake.

24 ESP January 16, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Hi Helen.
Me too, and I have to confess I did eat this one :-)

25 Linda Steider January 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Wow, it’s gorgeous, hope it survives!

26 ESP January 18, 2010 at 10:48 am

Hi Linda…me too!
Let me go check on it…
yes, surprisingly it is doing just fine.

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