Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Icy Beauty

It is May 28,but it is cool outside and even inside.I guess because of this,my thoughts went back to some pictures I got in the beginning of May. Usually by May 8th we have very nice weather,but this year the warmth just was slow in coming,because of that I got the following shots.

I drove to the lake just west of my town,hoping for birds,but there were none. As I was standing at the shore I heard a soft tinkling sound.I looked down and saw the following.

Small shards of ice were being blown on shore by the water and wind.
This was what I saw at first and thought it looked pretty nice.


As I looked just past the ice,I saw more ice floating in the murky waters. I thought it looked very interesting,so pictures had to be taken.


Zooming in a little closer,I was surprised by the beauty which was right before my eyes.


The pieces all look much the same yet different angles showed various patterns.


 I really liked how the sun created little starbursts on the ice.
I was hoping for birds,but was blessed to find a different kind of beauty almost under my feet.

All these pictures were taken with the Canon SX50 camera.


Thought for Today:
When you ask God for a gift,
Be thankful if He sends
Not diamonds,pearls,or riches,
But the love of real true friends.

Next post,I promise 'warmer' pictures. :)

37 comments:

  1. Ruth, very interesting! Light and ice have an interesting relationship.

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  2. Though very beautiful, I hope the ice is now gone from your landscape. :)

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  3. ooohhhh so pretty and unique ruth!!

    we were so lucky to have warm, beautiful weather this weekend. rain today but i'll take it, to get some inside things done!!

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  4. Ruth, those are so beautiful! I'm starting to get back to blogging. I had hundreds of photos to sort through and process...very slow project!

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  5. really nice. reminds me of leovi's photos of abstract art using lots of glass, plastic, light, etc. not sure if you know his blog.

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  6. Wow, these are lovely. Beauty is everywhere, we just need to open our eyes. Blessings, Jen

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  7. Hi Ruth, You found a fabulous photographers paradise!!! Love seeing the ice crystals and you captured them well. Thanks for the beauty!!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. They look like pieces of crystal in the sunlight.

    I have a friend that just purchased a Canon SX50 and loves it.

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  9. These are truly amazing, I have never seen anything like them. They look like those little prisms that you hang in front of your window. I wonder how they got in shards like that? Maybe the combination of the wind and the weather...

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  10. Those are beautiful photographs. Who'd have thought that shards of ice would be so beautiful!

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  11. keep posting this beautiful ICE we need it. i just came in and it is 92 F in the shade, which I think is 33 in C but not sure. HOT HOT HOT these are icy works of art. i love the glitter of the diamonds.

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  12. Ice is so pretty in the sunlight. You captured it well:)

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  13. These are so pretty. I can almost hear them tinkling around. You're fortunate, Ruth, to have a lake near. Diane

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  14. While it is a shame that cold weather lingered so long into May, these photos are absolutely beautiful. You've done a marvelous job of capturing the beauty in seemingly little things.

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  15. Like Diane, I felt that I could almost hear the tinkling of the ice. Love those amazing little starbursts. And...I think it was the third photo...reminded me of dragonfly ice sculptures. :)

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  16. What interesting ice pictures! I love finding these tiny, unexpected 'treasures'! Good work! ♥

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  17. Beauty is everywhere if we take the time to look. I'm glad you did. Very Pretty!!

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  18. So often we cast a cursory glance and register 'oh yes' that's so and so but if only we stop and look closely at it, we find the wonders of the universe right before our eye. Water itself is a miracle and giver of life but when it freezes, there are so many more miracles created, icicles, hoar frost, and billions of snowflakes, all of them different.
    Lovely shots Ruth.

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  19. Beautiful, Ruth. Sometimes we expect one thing and God gives us something different....and we have to choose to see the beauty and the treasure he has for us.

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  20. Our daughter did those kinds of photos this spring as well. So fascinating to see that! Beautiful photos Ruth!

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  21. Well if you have to have a cold May, this sure is a lovely way to have it. Good for you for noticing, appreciating and photographing this lovely bit of nature. Tinkling.. yes indeed.. your post came complete with sound effects.

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  22. Hi Ruth Just discovered your blog and am amazed at the beauty there is in ice. Well done for spotting it and thanks. Margaret

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  23. Oh yes....these photos have cooled me down!! It's warm here in Texas and when you muster in some good ol' hard work, it gets hotter! these are great pictures. Beautiful knife like pieces of ice...
    Have a great day, Ruth
    Shug

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  24. Oh, wow. Very pretty! I'd have loved to hear the tinkling sounds the water made as it went over the ice crystals. Hope you warm up soon!

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  25. You captured some great shots. Isn't is amazing how even dew drops can glisten like diamonds!

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  26. Wow that CanonSX50 is amazing at close ups...now I am wishing I got it!! The ice looks like diamonds.

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  27. Lovely shots! Hope it's a lot of warmer now though.

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  28. wow. love your pictures of the ice...the sparkle and texture.....so very cool...congrats on the POTW over at Hilary's

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  29. came back to say congrats on your POTW!!!

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  30. Your shards of ice diamonds are stunning.
    I'm glad I visited your blog. Here from Hilary's POTW.

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  31. Beautiful, weather can often offer some great opportunity, congrats on your POTW!

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  32. Wonderful how the light reflects among the shards of ice - but in May ? Reminds me of the years we used to live near Calgary and we would very often have snow and -10C in May - and that's after we had already enjoyed spring weather !

    Love the thought for today.

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  33. Superb images, Ruth. Often times when we can't find the subjects we went afield to photograph, we can find something else to record that makes the day a success.

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  34. The ice looks like beautiful crystals in your photos! Lovely!

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  35. Those are beautiful. It's always amazes me that there is so much beauty around us and we don't see it a lot of times.

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  36. Beautiful shots of the ice...but wow! In May? Hmmm. That's cold!

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  37. Beautiful ice photos. A friend on Leech Lake, Minnesota describes the ice like that as straws. Since we always visited in the summer we didn't know what she meant. Thanks to your photos we now know.

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