Candy Stripes

This afternoon’s flashback was triggered by memories of taking photos of flowers like this morning’s frost-covered blossom nearly one year ago. This is a clearer view of the details, unobscured by the sugary-looking frost crystals of this morning’s shot.

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Sweet Little Candy Striped Flowers - March 19, 2011

Are these flowers blooming earlier this year? Or did I simply not see them last year under the 16 inches of snow we had the first week of February?!

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Candied?

This tiny flower appeared to have been coated in sugar crystals.

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Sweet Little Crystallized Flower - February 6, 2012

I loved the colorful spots of sunlight refracted through the ice crystals!

I also remembered why I usually go out before I am showered and dressed for work… I went back in the house with wet, muddy elbows and knees, having only just remembered not to flop down flat on my belly to get the best angle.