Winter Landscapes in the Ozarks

We’ve been offline all week as we waited for our new computer.  Since I was not able to finish the second installment of America’s Native Bamboo in time for this week’s post, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite winter scenes.

I’ll be back next week with a healthy article entitled: America’s Native Bamboo: Identification & Culture.  I hope to see you then.

Until then, enjoy these winter wonderland scenes!

2008-2 Winter Ice Storm (12)

Adam’s needle buried in the snow of 2008!

2011-12-24 Christmas Eve frost (1)

A hoary frost on Christmas eve delicately traced the fine lines of the oak leaves.

2008-2 Winter Ice Storm (7)

Snow up to the grapevine wreaths on the old oak shed.  I couldn’t resist the wavy line of white snow against the weathered boards.

2007 - winter ice at Patrick's (2)

An artistic photo taken by my brother of icicles hanging from his grapevines.

2008-2  Winter Ice Storm (5)

Ice fog coats the Red Cedar grove in this Ozark scene.

2011-12-7 Frost Flowers (7)

A delicate ice flower blooms from the stem of native Dittany (Cunila origanoides).

2008-2 Winter Ice Storm (4)

A beautiful example of ice needles shooting from this Black Walnut branch.

2011-12-7 Early Snow (13)

A snow-ringed bird’s nest in the Jane Magnolia is the local wren’s favorite perch.

Ice Needles

Fantastic ice needles erupt from the clay soil all winter long!

2011-12-7 Early Snow (31)

Witches Butter fungi (Tremella mesenterica) shines through a layer of snow.

2011-12-24 Christmas Eve frost (9)

An edge of hoary frost highlights the changing seasons on the garden sun dial.

I hope you enjoyed this photographic journey across the Ozarks winter landscape and look forward to seeing you again next week!

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Jill Henderson is an artist, author and the editor of Show Me Oz
© 2011 Jill Henderson

Jill’s books: The Healing Power of Kitchen Herbs, The Garden Seed Saving Guide and A Journey of Seasons are available in our BOOKSTORE.

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2 responses to “Winter Landscapes in the Ozarks

  1. Great shots Jill, living in Oz is full of wonderful things to photograph, esp. winter wonders!!

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