10.12.2009

Ice Crystals and Green

Ice crystals on green is a rare thing!

three mornings in a row
minus temperatures in October
-3F -4F -5F

have I told you
how I love
how I wait
for the arrival
of
ice crystals

this is early in the season
yet they grow

they grow through the night
glorified in sunlight
a magical delight

for me
what absorbs my attention
my heart
makes me forget that my fingers
and toes
are frozen
is a bit of life that has my devotion
~

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82 comments:

  1. Oh my!! What FANTASTIC images Tammie. I have not seen somethings so beautiful for ages!!

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  2. simply awesome!!! my little boys would love this!

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  3. The ice crystals are like feathers from the angels, blessing the way of the Heart and to all that is Green in our Nature.

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  4. Breathtaking. Looks like lacy jewelry .

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  5. Beautiful crystals. We may wonder how they get this form.

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  6. Looks very beautiful, but aren't it too early to have frost?

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  7. They look like faery feathers! Such beautiful images!

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  8. Popping over from Mrs.B's to say oh my! Those are the most spectacular photos ever! Your work is just beautiful :)

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  9. Is there anything more transient or more beautiful?....oh, oh, oh,
    me gosh!!!

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  10. Rare I guess! Your photos would be beauiful even without the green. The crytals are the best I have seen. It must be just enough moisture and that extreme cold.

    So far, we have only had two light frosts. I didn't get any good shots either time.

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  11. Oh Tammie..you have outdone yourself here - these are just beyond stunning!! Wow girl!!!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  12. You're gifted with an amazing skill!

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  13. Those icy mornings yield such beauty ... thank you for capturing the magic and sharing it with us! :)

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  14. I like the cold and to go up early morning only to find out that there is frost on the grass.

    Thanks for continuously sharing inspiring posts.

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  15. Truly beautiful - nature's jewels of diamonds on emeralds.

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  16. Oh god, so gorgeous. You are filling me with longing for the winter! Sigh. I wish I had a camera. :(

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  17. Wonderful photos of these ice crystals on your green plants ... amazing sight ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  18. I love Billie too. That song is just so appropriate for Halloween!

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  19. Oh wow Tammie... I love these Ice Crystals. They look like fine cut glass. Beautiful words and photos as usual. Magical, magical, magical...
    Love, Jo.x

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  20. Oh, they are just beautiful Tammie...the ice crystals are awesome and seldom do I see like these beauty. :)

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  21. Oh my, oh my...Tammie these are STUNNING! What a feast for the eyes, thanks for sharing.

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  22. It's Christmas! These are so beautiful they are a Christmas present! Boy, that *is* cold already.

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  23. Each ice crystal is unique. What a sublime creation.

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  24. Ice crystals are beautiful, but I think it's a little too early with all this cold :-) But all the different patterns of ice crystals are so amazing.

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  25. wow....here we never get this to see:((...tooo good:)...awesome pics dear...wow..jus speechless...

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  26. Good grief! I've never seen anything like this...wow. I'm in awe. The one that looks like a necklace is especially entrancing to me.

    Ah, I wish such ice crystals would grow here. Your photos fill my eyes...they are so beautiful.

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  27. Oh my gosh....this post is incredible. Beauty....little icy feathers--fairy feathers!

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  28. Gorgeous! I have a small collection of tiny crystal things, like a swan and an oyster. I LOVE the way light is reflected in crystal. Your photography is stunning, Tammie!

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  29. These are gorgeous photos, Tammie. And gorgeous words.

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  30. These are so beautiful! Each is unique...beautiful beautiful!

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  31. Beautiful and amazing. Thanks for sharing these photos.

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  32. Amazing how you photographed those! The details are beautiful...you've got a good eye and a great lens! No ice here...just tons of rain!

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  33. This is really rare. I've never seen something so beautiful! These are some really great shots that you've shared! Thanks!

    - Pixellicious Photos

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  34. Jack Frost is nipping at your nose...

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  35. Such pictures are exceedingly beautiful - and not easy to take.

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  36. WOW!!! I love the one where you can see very clearly the detail in the crystals. Reminds me of when I was a kid and I looked at a snowflake under a microscope one day - I was afraid to walk on snow for weeks I didn't want to "break" them!

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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  37. How lovely! These are magnificent! I love frost and you captured it superbly!

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  38. I've never seen anything like this, Tammie. Absolutely wonderful! And so soon - we are having an Indian summer here in the UK and you already have minus temperatures! These crystals must make up for the cold, and your photographs are beautiful.
    Janice.

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  39. Oh my God I cant believe them, so beautiful, so fragile. How did you get them??

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  40. Oh my -3?? Already?? What gorgeous shots you got Tammie. Rare and special :)

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  41. what stunning photos, what cold temperatures for october!

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  42. Tammie, I am never disappointed when I visit! What a treat you've given me - I've never seen ice crystals on green - those fern-like shapes and glistening jewels are amazing. I'm so glad you knew to look closely for these crystals.

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  43. MINUS degrees in FAHRENHEIT!? And I was complaining this morning about minus degrees in Celsius! Thanks for the reality check!

    I LOVE the crystals. That's one of my goals for this winter - to look for and photograph ice crystals. Thai is great inspiration!

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  44. Just gorgeous and wonderful!

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  45. Oh my God Tammie, this is the first I see pictures like these....they are .... well words fail me. Gorgeous, breathtaking! What an amazing day to start your day with gifts like these. Be well Dagmar

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  46. Very rare indeed to see ice crystals on green. It is so incredibly beautiful, the crystals look like lace.
    Thanks for the visit.

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  47. Hi Tammie,

    Thanks for visiting my blog -- I have repeatedly visited yours, too. :) I love all your photos -- and new ice crystal ones are no exception. ;)

    Greetings from Munich,
    Birgit

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  48. just amazing....how beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Wonderfully strange feathers.

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  50. Your photos give one good reason for this early frost. Beautiful shots Tammie. Lovely post. Carol

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  51. I love the lacy shape of these little ice crystals. They are so delicate, and form so magically over night, only to be gently melted by the morning sun.

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  52. Absolutely stunning....thanks a tonne for sharing this wonder. I would love to wait for those too, but it never happens in this part of the world.

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  53. Wow! so beautiful ice...I have never seen ice on grass. Here in India we are celebrating Diwali, the festval of Light.
    all my frinds are very happy with your pics...We are having around 32C here in New Delhi
    :)

    Great job! Thanks for sharing :)

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  54. Happy Diwali to you, your friends and family members :)

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  55. Tammie, these magical crystals against green enchant me. Rare in artistry.

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  56. Fantastic Tammie Lee! This is a first for me!

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  57. Amazingly beautiful! And beautifully captured forever.

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  58. such beautiful images! and words.

    truly, truly lovely.

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  59. TOWL: the final sprout sporting your favorite favorite crystals is magnificent...the simplicity soars and tells my being that I, too, would not mind frozen fingers...mittens? What mittens??? You continue to share the beauty...you ARE the beauty!!
    Love you,
    ROWL

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  60. I don't envy this weather, though mine isn't far behind, but what beauty! Each photo is exquisite.

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  61. Hello, Tammie Lee.
    Your blog overflows with splendid scenery of Montana.

    Thank you for your watching the tradition that we continued protecting while Japanese are more than 1200 years.

    I look forward to your blog.
    ruma

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  62. All of these new ice crystal photos are so incredible....so amazing to see growing on green!!
    Sure glad it's warmed up a bit now!!!
    xo abigail

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  63. These are so, so lovely - I've never seen such shapes before! The third looks like a necklace almost, and those crystals like fern leaves or mini pine trees.

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  64. These are beautiful shots.
    They look so pretty and delicate!
    xx

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  65. Oh, how really beautiful these pictures are. I love them!

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  66. GASP!

    BEAUTIFUL!
    BEAUTIFUL!

    Thank you for sharing these!

    Stunning indeed.

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  67. OMG! I need to buy these prints but have to set up paypal first. Do you sell prints?

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  68. Yes I sell prints, I have some wonderful ice crystals in my Etsy shop:www.spirithelpers.net

    and if you want any of these... let me know.

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  69. These are truly magical! Your photography is so soothing. I do love coming here!

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  70. Uauuuu!!!! THe word is not enough. Beautiful combination of water - ice and leaves - life. Thnak's for communication and approval of my photos. I hope you saw my blog for Bulgaria. Have a nice day!!! Display of photographs is understandable to all... :)

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  71. When you see the ice forming like that it brings to mind how the nature of water may too give the form to the plants and trees as they too follow this form.

    lovely photos.

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  72. The ice crystals are so pretty.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie