The Sun was wonderful. The trees, lawn, driveway, all of it looked like a different world with the frost covering everything, just so cool (lack of a better word). No yard work is going to happen today. The garden hose was still stiff/hard as a rock with frost by noon, as the temperature only reached a high of 0C.
The ice crystals look neat, pretty in fact, but they do not help me wanting to clean the patio off. I fear that if I move the hose, it will break from the cold, and I just bought this, so that is excuse No #3 for not going outside and work! Just as well, I prefer to stay indoors and watch the Sun from inside.
Added: With the Sun almost gone, I decided that I would try some outdoor shots with an external flash. I set the flash at TTL (through the lens) and set my camera to “M” (manual) and wireless flash mode, without a tripod, and did some speedlight shots. I tried to set the light at an angle so that it would reflect the light off of the ice crystals and give my image some sparkles. Seems to have worked.