Monday, December 27, 2010

Frosty Beauty

Three days before Christmas I awoke to see a world of such beauty,it was breathtaking.
I could hardly wait to get finished with my bus route,so I could get out and capture some of this beauty.
I don't think these need any description,except to say that this is not snow,it is a heavy layer of hoar frost.



 All of the above pictures were taken right on my yard.
I have many more shots,similar to these.

The following picture was one of only a few I got today.
I had gone for a ride north of town,looking for something to photograph.
I saw this small flock of Grey Partridges.
Since I couldn't shoot from the car,I got out slowly,hoping they would stay put.
Of course birds have their own ideas and they all took off.
Unfortunately,all I captured was the tail ends,but I still like the picture.
It was great to get out of town and see even a few birds and a couple of deer.


Thought for today:
What better answers are there,
To prove God's holy being,
Than the wonders all around us,
That are ours just for the seeing.

37 comments:

  1. Oh my, that hoarfrost is exquisite! One of my favorite winter things to see. That's a great shot of all those partridges - in a pear tree - hahaha!
    Wishing you God's best for the year ahead. Big hug! Karin

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  2. The frost pictures are beautiful Ruth. It looks very, very heavy. I'm glad you took a drive and saw some of God's beauty. Nice picture, too, of the partridges. Hope you're doing well. Diane

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Ruth... We see hoarfrost on the tops of mountains around here sometimes in the winter... It looks like snow at a distance. I've never seen it close up before. WOW--it makes some fabulous pictures, doesn't it?????

    Love your birds also even if they tried to get away from you.... ha

    Happy New Year, My Friend,
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Hi Ruth, those photos are awesome, most especially because we dont see them in person. For us those are always in fantasy, just like the thought about Santa Claus, haha! Thanks for your visit and appreciation for my post, Happy New Year!

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  5. The first picture and the last two are my favorites. The bird shot is just hauntingly lovely. Somehow the flying away from the back makes the shot even more wistful. You mentioned something about your bus route? Are you driving a bus?

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  6. People try to decorate trees to imitate nature, but the real thing is best. Beautiful snow pictures and you got a good flight shot as well of the partridges.

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  7. Just a beautiful series of photos! So glad you got out with your camera.

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  8. I don't think I've ever sen hoar frost this heavy. Your photos are exquisitely beautiful.

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  9. So beautiful. Superb shots, especially that of Grey Partridges. Keep it up. God bless.

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  10. Geogeous pictures right in your own yard, Ruth! I love the picture of the Partridges and the thought for the day is SO TRUE!

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  11. I love how you continue to see the beauty around you Ruth. And, truly I loved the "tail end" shot of the partridges. :c)

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  12. i like the new blog look and the snow header. the frost is beautiful

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  13. Lovely snow shots! I really like the partridge shot...tail ends taking off are still exciting :-)

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  14. What a unique photo of the birds ... the hoar frost was beautiful here, too, on Christmas Day.

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  15. This is awesome Ruth. I have never seen Hoar frost like this. Gorgeous. I have never seen a Partridge either, and tail end or not I LOVE your shot. Happy New Year my friend.
    I bet it felt good to get out in the sunshine. We're having nothing but overcast skies here for days!
    B.

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  16. What a beautiful and different sight. I have never seen frost like that. That is an incredible scene. So glad you shared with us. Thanks for visiting as well.

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  17. Greetings from a Canuck (New Brunswicker) Down Under. Love the images of snow you share. You remind us more partidges exist than that singing one in the pear tree. Keep smiling, laughing, living and inspiring as you do. The more you apprecaite subtle nuances, the more you invite others to do the same and to awaken to the blessings where they are.

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  18. How very special hoar frost can be with the light catching it like tinsel on the Christmas tree. You must have felt like stepping into fairyland with all that white beauty around you.

    Ruth, your partridge picture is a stand alone worth framing. The composition, interest and colours and light all work beautifully together.

    I wish you all Happiness for the coming year. May sorrow depart and only the love remain.

    Hugs and Blessings . . . Arija

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  19. Lovely photos, Ruth! There is nothing quite like hoar frost, blue sky, and sunshine. It does create a fantasyland effect.

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  20. Lovely shots, Ruth! The last ones of the birds in flights is wonderful. God Bless and I wish you all the best.

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  21. Happy New Year!! Would you like to follow each others blogs? :D

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  22. I don't think I have ever seen such thick hoarfrost! I can't believe I am saying this, but we need new snow. The snow on the ground is from before Thanksgiving and has gone through a few freeze/ thaw cycles. It is icy and hard and not so pretty anymore. Thinking of you as we get ready for the New year.

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  23. Your frost pictures are beautiful Ruth and I love the birds. Happy New Year.

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  24. Oh Ruth, that frost is amazing and I think you caught the birds at just the right moment :) So glad you were able to get out and about!!

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  25. Ruth wishing you peace and harmony as you move forward this New Year. hugs Anna

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  26. I am sure you must have have fun making snowmans , sadly I can't .In kerala(where I live) It doesn't snow. The sight of the white snow is really beautiful.Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
    Wishing you a happy new year!

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  27. gorgeous photos....
    the birds flying is magnificent.

    hope you have a blessed and peaceful new year.

    big hugs~
    chasity

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  28. great pictures Ruth. The hoar frost was breathtaking. It lasted for a few days..only God can create something that beautiful. Take care and Happy New Year.

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  29. Beautiful Picture's Ruth!! I think we are truly blessed to live here in Manitoba! We appreciate all the seasons!

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  30. I love hoarfrost and seldom get any here. Those quail made a very artistic photo.
    May God continue to bless your days

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  31. Beautiful shots Ruth! I can imagine what a hurry you were in. Seeing something as beautiful as this and not being able to photograph it does get to us ;)

    Like the shot of the partridges; great lighting and they formed a nice pattern soaring into the safety of cover.

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  32. That is some heavy frost Ruth - looks beautiful on the trees and especially with the sun behind it ! And I love the shot you got of the partridges taking off - wow !

    Thank you for your visits and comments this year. I know 2010 was a bittersweet year for you - may 2011 bring you peace and joy. I look forward to more of your photographic journeys.

    God bless you !

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  33. Ruth, those are absolutely gorgeous.

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  34. That's a lot of snow. As your title mentions It is indeed a Frost beauty.
    Wishing you a very happy new year!

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  35. The trees with hoar frost look like artificially "flocked" Christmas trees! I've never seen real-life hoar frost! Beautiful.

    It is amazing to me that quail can fly. Their wings don't look big enough to lift their bodies into the air!

    Blessings and (((Hugs))) to you, Ruth from Pat in CA

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  36. Beautiful photos of beautiful gifts from God!

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  37. Oh so lovely - blue sky and snow - one of my favorite combinations!! Happy New Year my friend!

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