Alphabe Thursday – I is for Iced Plants

The expression the best laid plans of mice and men, rings true this week.   I seem to recall that on last week’s Alphabe I said that I guess this week will be the letter I and therefore I will have a whole week to think about something to write.   It is Thursday evening and despite during the last week coming up with several  ideas of writing about Independence, or Inspiration or Intellectual things I am sitting here with no ideas at all…. zilch, nada, zero.   I wanted to do something other than just post photographs, that’s an easy way out and I do a lot of that just lately.

Before writing this post I took a look at Jenny’s blog and saw that the picture she has used this week is about Ice…

I is for the ice where we skate at winter time”.

ICE it is then.

Recently I have waited for some really Icy mornings so I could rush out with my camera before work and practice taking Icicle photos.   Earlier this week I was quite excited, I thought I was in luck, when there was a lot of Twittering about how beautiful the frost was making gardens and plants look.   I  was really  disappointed to only find some frost on our grass, no opportunity for Icy photos, this week – how sad.

Thursday is nearly over and I did want to contribute to this week’s Alphabe.  I am going to cheat a little and go back a year, well just over actually, to December 2010.    We had a lot of snow early December 2010 and when I went to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, everything was ICY.  The Euphorbia looked as though they had just come out of the Ice box.

Just to show how really cold and icy it was, the pond was also frozen solid, a sight you do not see very often.

For those not interested in anything horticultural, how about this photo?  Try and guess what it is.

Isn’t it just beautiful?  Look at the pattern the ice makes.

What is it?

It is the Ice on the roof of the car.

Please visit Jenny’s blog and take time to read some of the really interesting posts based on the letter I