Abandoned leaves in the corner of our garden took on a new lease of life when a veil of frost descended. The dull, brown rather lifeless leaves assumed a sugar coated mantle of ice crystals, making them appear ghostly, almost magical. The blue colour was enhanced using a filter to emphasize the coldness of the day. I would like to confirm at this point, that the pile of leaves had been left in order to create this image and was not a result of gardening laziness. Honest. It just goes to show that winter landscape photos are there for the taking in unexpected places. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.