Thursday, January 16, 2014

WARNING: Icy Conditions Ahead

WARNING:
If you do not want to see any more frost pictures,now is the time to turn away from this blog.

Let's ease into this gently.The first picture is a typical scene in the hour or so just after sunrise.
I love seeing the golden light of the early morning as it streams through the trees and warms up the snow.The temperatures may be cold,but a scene like this warms my heart.

OK,you were warned,so here we go.
Just what am I to do? The ground is covered with snow and it is mostly cold outside,but I have a need to take pictures.It never ceases to amaze me how the frost forms so many delicate shapes on my windows.

Yet another set of intricate patterns.The dappled light of the sunshine through the trees makes a nice background.

Feathers and swirls all appear like magic overnight.I know it's not magic,but rather the finger of God painting these designs for my enjoyment.


Tiny diamonds in a multitude of colours add to the beauty of this frosty piece.
I know I have far too many of these pictures but I love the variety and will likely be taking more when the opportunity presents itself.


Verse for today: 
 By the breath of God ice is given,
 and the broad waters are frozen fast.
Job 37:10 
English Standard Version

34 comments:

Mersad said...

I love the various ice formations you managed to capture. And the first image is very dreamy, even though it has the cold atmosphere that comes through. Love them all!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much love your frost photos, Ruth. They are very beautiful and each one is different from the others. I am not tired of them in the least.

TexWisGirl said...

they're just marvelous. i never tire of seeing them as each one is different. :)

Hootin' Anni said...

I would never tire of seeing your wonderful photos. You've managed to capture the glow of the morning sun...and the beautiful frost formations. Can't beat that with a stick.

George said...

I could never get tired of your frost pictures. Each one is a work of art. Your first photo is gorgeous also.

Dorothy said...

I love to see your icy/snowy pictures! That first one is just gorgeous! The sunlight on the snow is perfect! Love to see all the frosty ice designs, too. Wonderful!!

Unknown said...

Ruth, simply amazing! Breathtaking. I wonder how all those intricate designs are made!

Unknown said...

Ruth, simply amazing! Breathtaking. I wonder how all those intricate designs are made!

Cloudia said...

that last one dazzled me! making me a child again!!!!!



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Gail Dixon said...

Ruth, I am enjoying your frost photos so much!!! We do not get this here, so it's a treat for me. Amazing how much artistic detail appears on the glass. Really and truly beautiful! Keep 'em coming. Maybe you're bored with it, but I assure you, I am not. :)

S. Etole said...

Such delicate frost "etchings."

happyone said...

So pretty. Each one is its own work of art.

Hilary said...

There's no such thing as too many frost images. Your delight in preserving them in these images is shared by all who see it. More, please?

LV said...

We had our share of ice storms this year. In Texas, that is terrible as we do not know how to handle it. You captured some very nice scenes.

Kay said...

I love the icy patterns. Looks like lace. You are having ice and here in SoCal it is in the 80s.

Montanagirl said...

These are great, Ruth! The frost and ice produce many fantastic photos for you.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

LOVE the photos... I could never get tired of your snow and frost photos... Guess I need to move up there --so that I can REALLY see some snow!!!!!! Got room for us?????? ha ha

The first one is my fav today... Interesting how the snow is weighing down those branches.

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I find myself wishing that my windows would frost! These are so beautiful. Don't stop capturing and posting these lovely images.

Terra said...

You captured such incredible beauty to share with us.

Debbie said...

WoW Ruth, these are so intricate and beautiful!! I really enjoyed each one for a different reason!!

I took pictures of my ice a week or so ago, they didn't look anything like this and ended up in the recycle bin!! What's your secret?!?!

Nell at njschout said...

The frost patterns are absolutely beautiful!

Elaine said...

Lovely photos! The light shining behind the frost patterns is fantastic.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Each one of these is wonderful an so different to our current hot and dry summer.

Kerri Farley said...

You take the MOST AWESOME frost pics! Truly Stunning!

Sandra said...

every time i see your gorgeous ice crystal art i want a window with ice on it so i can play to... we are at 38 today which is our coldest day this year... no ice though

Anonymous said...

We do get pretty cold here but never see any frost on the windows. I like all of your frosty photos.

Janice K said...

Your verse from Job fits so perfectly. Definitely God's artwork!

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, Wow, I love these photos! Nice work! John

Cheryl @ TFD said...

These are all beautiful, Ruth! I love the light from the sunshine in each photo and the frost patterns are amazing and truly God's handiwork. Stay warm!

Shug said...

I've enjoyed seeing everyone of these pictures. Thanks to you, I get to see such lovely things. If I want to see them with my own eyes, I'll have to fly North! Warmer weather here today...
Have a great weekend..
Shug

Diane said...

These are just beautiful, Ruth.

Neal said...

Wow.....those are absolutely gorgeous.

Anita Johnson said...

They are beautiful, they remind me of fern fronds in the spring.

Unknown said...

Very lovely this various ice, have a nice sunday Ruth.greeting from Belgium