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Beauty in Unexpected Places

We have one of those round, black, plastic compost bins, where we collect all our organic waste from the kitchen. Little by little the waste is turned into wonderful fertilizing stuff for our roses and other plants, producing heat and water vapour  during the process, – and sometimes it also smells a little, which is why emptying the kitchen bin is not one of my favourite tasks.

This January I was all alone in the house for some weeks, so I just had to do it myself whether I liked it or not.

On opening the bin, I was very surprised to see a thick, white layer on the inside of the plastic lid:

At the first glimpse I thought it might perhaps be mould, but soon realized it was a thick layer of frost.

The long ice crystals were organized in a spiralling pattern.

Around the edges there were lots of quite large, flat growths, – very thin and brittle.

A very beautiful sight in a very unexpected place, and quite a reward for doing an unpopular task.

Eldrid

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12 Responses

  1. Vinteren gir oss mange flotte synsinntrykk – det gjelder bare å se det! Jammen har du fanget inn mange fine vintermotiver med kameraet ditt, med snø, is og tåke… det er så vakkert!
    Kan ikke tenke meg noe finere enn vinteren 🙂

    • Takk for det, Gudveig.
      Ja, vinteren skaper mange “nye” fotomotiv, og kontrastane blir heilt annleis enn elles i året 🙂
      Hadde det ikkje vore for kulden og det glatte føret, så hadde den vore heilt super 🙂

  2. Du er vel kjend med uttrykket “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”.
    Nydeleg oppfatta og fanga, Eldrid. Vinteren gjev oss spennande motiv om me klarar å sjå dei. Sjølv har eg vore mykje innandørs og fyrt 🙂

    • Tusen takk, Miranne. Er nok kjend med uttrykket, ja. Eg er kanskje over gjennomsnittet fascinert av is og alle formene den tek, – sjølv om eg likar dårleg å gå på den.
      Har også fyrt uvanleg mykje i år, og vore mykje inne, – men fer litt til og frå i andre ærend, mest i bil. Eg er nesten trafikkfarleg når landskapet har vore så fascinerande som i vinter 😉

  3. Måtte du aldri gå nokon plass utan kameraet ditt, Eldrid!

  4. Thank you very much for your comment on my blog. Your photos are great, the place is very nice. Frozen spider webs are amazing. Do not write English with a translator.

  5. I’m not sure I’m leaving my comment on the correct post, Ijust wanted to say how beautiful your photos of frozen waterfalls are, stunning!
    And I love the summery fabrics in the first fabric photo. I want some….

  6. I’ve never seen frost on spider webs before. Your husband has quite the sense of humour 🙂

    Your winter images are beautiful!

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