Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Trying to Cool Off

We have been having very warm days and I don't do well in the heat.
so in an effort to cool off,I am going back to April of this year when the spring melt was underway.Here are a few sights that caught my attention.

No further words are needed,just enjoy natures sculptures of ice.





So,do you feel cooler now? Perhaps a light sweater would be in order.
What impressed me was the detail in these fragile looking pieces of ice.

Thought for today:
We worship a God who is greater than our greatest problem.

42 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

glass, crystal and mirros. lovely.

we've finally cooled down a bit - so now i know where our Tx heat went!

George said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful ice pictures with us. I do feel cooler.

Debbie said...

very pretty ruth, these were perfect for today!!!

Diane said...

Oh, I feel much better now! Beautiful captures of the ice Ruth. Diane

Anita Johnson said...

Beautiful pictures, but i would have enjoyed them more last week. Our heat wave must have headed towards you...it's cold here! We just got home from Bible Study and were commenting that last week we were all sooooo hot, ths week it was sweaters and sweatshirts! Fall is in the air here!

Karin said...

Very cool pictures - in both sense of the meaning of the word COOL! I thought the first one was still water and not quite ice - so interesting! We're sharing your heat wave and are loving it. Wish I still lived in our condo that had a swimming pool! Stay cool! I don't do well in heat either - or the cold for that matter!

Arija said...

Magical shots Ruth but I would appreciate a little of your heat as our spring is still a three layer, long john affair.
You, like me, seem to take what nature offers when it does so. The unusual presents itself too rarely to be missed.

forgetmenot said...

Much cooler now, thank you! We have gone from 100+ to 70"s and
80's this week here in Kansas. What a nice change!!!! Beautiful photos of the ice crystals. Take care and stay out of the heat. Mickie :)

Christine said...

How delightful! God's ice sculptures are so awesome!

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful! I'm cooled off now.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Gorgeous ice sculptures, Ruth.. They are amazing --and such detail. Wow!!!!

We are having some mild and coolish weather here now. I love it --and it feels more like Fall.

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny Hartzler said...

Cooler, maybe. But certainly enriched!!! You have taken something ordinary and turned it into beautiful gems!! And in more than one way, as well.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

We're having a heat wave too, so these photos are a welcome relief. I don't do heat well, either.
Lovely images, Ruth.

Patricia said...

Beautiful and refreshing!!!

warriormom said...

Wow! Those are really beautiful!! We are enjoying a week of cool, wet weather, lots of mushrooms popping up everywhere. I'm not missing the heat one bit.

Betty Manousos said...

wooow! those are really beautiful and artistic!

well done!

i too don't do well in heat.

stay cool!

betty xx

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Oh my goodness, that 1st photo was like water drops frozen in time. Awesome!

Sandra said...

can you hear me clapping and see me giving you a standing ovation, these are wonderful ice shots.

Dorothy said...

Great to see the icy pictures in the summer!! We are having cooler weather here, (46 degrees one morning) which is a welcome relief!

Janice K said...

Such beauty in ice crystals!! Very nice pictures.

You must have had the heat wave we had a few days ago. We are now wearing sweaters and have turned some heat on. What a difference a day can make.

Michelle said...

Wow...Ruth. These are fabulous. That last shot with the spiky ice crystals is so interesting. I'm not ready for fall yet, but I do look forward to it getting a little cooler. :)

S. Etole said...

They look like delicate crystal.

Elaine said...

Lovely captures of the melting ice! I always find the intricate patterns it makes fascinating. Sadly, I don't need your images to cool off. We're just happy that there's not a hard frost in the forecast, although my zucchini plants have succumbed to the cool night temps. We're still having temps during the day in the 60s.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh, I don't do well in heat either; and this was a hot summer. We're having a cool spell, with rain, right now; so I really didn't need the icy pictures. But they ARE beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

COOL photos, Ruth! They gave me goosebumps looking at the ice. I hope you have a great weekend.

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Neat photos:)

Unknown said...

Ruth, lovely shots! Yes I do feel cooler! It's been hot here too! Late coming, but it's finally here! I don't do that well in the heat either! The a/c helps!

Unknown said...

I love your thought for today.
I feel cooler now, thanks.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Exactly what I needed. Thanks. Have a good weekend.

Unknown said...

Such beautiful images you have captured here Ruth!

Pat said...

These are lovely ice sculptures, and yes, I do feel cooler! Thanks for the beautiful cool photos, Ruth.

EG CameraGirl said...

Yes, I feel cooler. I hope the summer heat will leave you soon, Ruth. It has been much cooler here in Ontario.

Carole Barkett said...

yep, it worked

LV said...

Ice makes for some very nice shots. However, I hope I never see that here. Rain is what we need.

Scott Law said...

Love good ice photos like this . . . especially when the temps are in the 80s.

Rick said...

Yes, I think I'll reach for the sweater (we reached 4C early this morning btw). Beautiful shots, Ruth.

You won't need to wait too much longer for cool weather I think.

Matteo Taffuri said...

Bellissime!
have a nice day
ciao
Matteo

Andrea said...

Yes Ruth these are amazing! And they add more enchantment for us who do not have snow, no winter, no fall, no spring! We have to go to Snow Parks to feel your seasons and to touch 'artificial' snow, so these photos fill some gaps in the psyche! thanks.

Becky said...

Yes, I do feel cooler, but it is getting a bit like Fall here, and I love it!
B.

Mary said...

Wow...those are really cool! Makes me feel cooler, too. Like you, I don't do well in heat.

MedaM said...

Impressive ice sculptures and wonderful photos, indeed!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Lovely ice pictures. I love autumn and am glad for the cooler temperatures, but I really dread winter.