Friday, April 12, 2019

Springtime and Icy Sculptures or Ribbons of Gold

Spring brings so much variety and so much joy.
I know that early in the season we are all waiting for those first green shoots, but around here we may have to wait just a little longer. While the new growth is a little slow in coming, there is still so much beauty to see.


Looking up, it is not uncommon to see one of the many migrating birds. This happens to be a mature Golden Eagle, always a thrill to see.

 I had stopped to check out a small pond, hoping for some early arrivals of geese or ducks. I did not see those, but my eyes were drawn to the activity in the roadside ditch. I heard it first and then saw the water bubbling over the frozen ground.


We may not have the grandeur of Yellowstone National Park, but we have the beauty of ice formations at the edge of the open water.


Each place I looked I saw more beauty. The ice was sculpted into the most fascinating designs.


To me these ice formations look like ruffles on a flowing skirt.Layers of beauty, and all created by the the Master Creator.


I was going to say sorry for the overload of icy pictures, but, I am not sorry. I enjoyed capturing these sights and I trust at least one or two other people will appreciate the beauty here.

Coming home, down the highway the other night, I had to pull over to capture this scene. I was driving on a ribbon of gold.


Something To Think About:
Do you take the time to see and appreciate the beauty that is right before you?

16 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the beauty of the ice, but I confess that the "ribbon of gold" stole the show for me. Beautiful!

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  2. Your ribbon of gold is AWESOME!! I adore it! I love all your pictures, and the ice formations, but your golden trip is my favorite.

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  3. The icy sculptures are beautiful. Your post is stunning as usual. Diane

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  4. The ice sheets melting like that is very new to me. Nature is just so amazing. Thank you for sharing Ruth.

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  5. Awwwww, not only do I like all the photos today, Ruth, but I appreciate the words...ribbon of gold. You've enriched our lives.

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  6. yes, I do see the beauty, just like you do, and there is never an overload of beautiful photos for me. I have never and will never see these icy art works, and now I have seen them. they are amazing and oh so gorgeous...

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  7. I could never get tired of looking at your icy pictures. Thank you for finding -- and sharing -- the gorgeous beauty of God's creation.

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  8. The photos are absolutely gorgeous. It is fun for me to see the icy formations and that ribbon of gold is amazing. I do take time to enjoy the beauty around me and give thanks to the Lord for the gift of sight.

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  9. Oh, great capture of the Golden Eagle! I do love the ice formations...and driving on a ribbon of gold...that would make a nice title. It sure is a glorious shot. And yes, I do think I take time to see the beauty in the small things, as well as the big. I get more excited about them than I probably should. And have regrets...one day I was coming in the house and right as we came in the doorway, there was this leave that was curled and only had the veins left. I though I will put my stuff down and come back out and photograph it. Well, as you may or may not know, going through a doorway does something to you...it alters your train of thought. I forget what it is call, but this is not soomething I made up. So, I actually went through two doorways and forgot about the leaf, and it haunts me cause it was just soooo perfect.

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  10. A perfect combination of nature at her best along with your perfect captions.

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  11. thank you Ruth for sharing such beauty with us. wonderful pictures and I am so very thankful for God's goodness in providing such beauty to surround us..

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  12. I love coming here and seeing your beauty, dear Ruth.
    I love it when there is ice on water, oh so beautiful, and your ribbon of gold, WOW!

    God bless you ♡

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  13. Hi Ruth, I smiled when you said, "I was going to say sorry for the overload of icy pictures, but, I am not sorry. I enjoyed capturing these sights and I trust at least one or two other people will appreciate the beauty here." You are so right. Well, right now, as I'm writing this, there are already 12 comments and each one enjoyed the beauty. Add me to the total. You know, I was thinking, while doing my walk a few days ago, that God gives us so much beauty in nature and all we need to do is open our eyes. That thought occurred to me on a rainy morning. There was no special sunrise but there were fascinating reflections in the puddles along the path. Turns out several who left me comments said they enjoyed the puddles as much as I did. Thank you for sharing the pictures of the ice formations! And that last picture ... wow, a ribbon of gold for sure! Thanks for the pictures AND for the thoughts! And thank you for all the kind comments you leave for me on my blog. Best regards to you from Seattle! John

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  14. so pretty ruth, number 2 is exceptional!!! we are in full spring mode here and i could not be happier!!!

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  15. Oh my, I love your ice formation photos. How beautiful and the final one is truly breathtaking.

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