A Frosty Start

Breath turning into cloudAutumnal changes are underway, chilly days, darker nights, and each breath of vapour turning into a misty cloud.

This weekend over on our other site Weekly Prompts we’ve been noticing some of the changes. The nighttime frost with its early morning carpet of white has begun to envelop the ground.

Showing us his own delightful picture GC has chosen Jack Frost for the weekend Photo Challenge, he asks us to share our photographs of how Jack Frost has transformed the areas where we live.

In the North of England, the nighttime frost hits us a little sooner than those living further South, my own photographs shown below were taken earlier in October. It would appear, however, that I didn’t open up the curtains and blinds quick enough, and missed out on some of the earlier frosty covering.

Stable Roof - Copy

The garage/stable rooftop shows the frost still present where the morning sun hasn’t yet melted the ice.

Airport lights - Copy

It was still fairly early, and zooming in I could see the lights at the end of the airport runway were still lit, but in the fields below my balcony, much of the frost had already melted.

In mid-October youngest daughter Sophie managed to capture these pictures below of a beautiful early morning frost, one of which shows the pretty autumn changes to the trees beyond.

Sophie's Frosty Morning Copy 1

Sophie's Frosty Morning 2

Both pictures were photographed on the outskirts of Otley, on the border of N and W Yorkshire, and show Otley Chevin beyond.

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018 In response to the word-prompt Jack Frost from Weekly Prompts. http://weeklyprompts.com/2018/11/03/photo-challenge-jack-frost

Photo credit: vaporised breath, Yuliya-Evstratenkos

27 thoughts on “A Frosty Start

      1. During the week, I am up plenty as I have to be in school by 7 so I am out by 6:15. The past 2 weeks though I have got to school while it was still dark out. This week will be brighter, so we will see. 🥴

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  1. Lovely photos, especially the ones your daughter took. We had frost (first time this Autumn) Tuesday this week. Bit of a shock as I strolled out to the car to set off for work. Ended up in a mad scramble looking for de-icer. Milder now meaning no frosty photos from me this week!

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    1. Leeds and Bradford, a small but fairly busy one. I’m not on a flightpath so there’s little noise but near enough to enjoy watching the planes rise above the trees after take off.

      One of the advantages of having created another little sitting room upstairs is the pleasure of watching the distant lights in the night sky get closer and closer until I see the plane touch down. That’s it though, the remainder of the runway and airport is out of sight.

      My favourite occasional morning walk is around a lake next to the runway, and I often time my drive over there just so I can watch the planes. Such an anorak!


      1. I live directly under the North / South runway of Sydney’s Kingsford-Smith Airport, and get great delight as an A380 climbs over the house at around 1500 ft. being hard of hearing does have it’s benefits as you see. 🙂
        I love aeroplanes and flying. I did have a pilots licence some years ago.

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      2. I like the sound of that (see what I did there!) my silly humour! I am more fascinated by watching planes than I am flying in them.

        My late husband joined the local flying club and also gained his pilot’s licence, but when it all became far too expensive he gave it up.

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      3. That’s my reason too, got too damned expensive. I was limited to flying in daylight hours only being colour blind, so there was no way I could have got a commercial licence

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      4. Graham had no ambition to fly for a living, it was simply pleasure. I think he secretly hoped he would one day earn enough to buy his own plane. Unfortunately, that ambition didn’t come to fruition! He did well enough in his chosen profession and enjoyed a good life.


      5. At 17, I applied to join the RAN Fleet Air Arm; as a pilot, (my mother actually agreed and signed the papers, her father and his 4 brothers were all RN.)
        I passed and was accepted for a full commission for the maximum 22 years.
        Then the hammer fell.
        I was found to be colour blind, and the RAN told me sorry…………………………..

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      6. Clicking Like on this one feels wrong. I’m so sorry such good news ended up being bad news it must have been devastating for you.


      7. I was especially as three months later I answered the call and was conscripted into the army here; would you believe they had the temerity to get me to sign on, even offered a commission. Me, a naval aviator at heart 😥

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      8. I see they can take large aircraft, they look like the A330 or Boeing 777 on the Google Earth maps, the lake you mention must be the Yeadon Tarn, to the west of the 14/32 runway

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