1.17.2012

Snowflakes



floating through the sky
landing on earth 
a bit tattered
yet all i feel is wonder
at their translucent filigree beauty
~




and if you are wondering.....
as to what you are looking at:


the ice on this log 
and 
sweet teensy weensy snowflakes that landed upon it
~



48 comments:

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

How beautiful. I would love to see some snowflakes here:)

Clytie said...

I never would have guessed this was ice on a log! And what a gorgeous log it is!

We had a few flakes this morning, but when I tried to get pictures of individual flakes, they are all blurry. Sigh.

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful snowflakes. I love the winter when they are coming.
Like your ice photo to!
Have a nice week to you!
Greetings from Hilda

Tammie Lee said...

thank you all for your visits and messages!

Clytie,
from my experience, snowflakes are one of the hardest things to capture in a photograph!!!

Lilybets said...

You are very able to capture everithing in a photo!
....sorry,but this time I don't understand well your poem...my English is of low level !

Carolyn Ford said...

your winter work is always captivating, Tammie! wonderful words to match...awesome post!

cieldequimper said...

Oh wonderful and look at those big, big drops on the log! Fabulous!

(I'm so glad I put your ice crystals in my treasury on E., I get a second helping today! :-))

Barbara/myth maker said...

Wow, you got some of those flakes really well! Love the big ice bubbles under the log.

Viola said...

Ohh I can really see the snowflakes so clearly! and so translucent, yes!
I never stop admiring snow crystals and how they are built up..!

Lovely day to you! :)

bicocacolors said...

A M A Z I N G!!!!

Valerianna said...

Those ARE sweet... and I love the big frozen ice-glob thingies that look like beakers from science room hanging underneath the log.

Trish said...

That is amazing....so are you.x

Cobalt Violet said...

That was unexpected!
Magic and beauty everywhere!
Hope you are having a beautiful week!!!

Elisa Day said...

Wonderful! I love snowflakes! And you images are amazing

Barb said...

I thought the flakes were on water - that log has some amazing icicles, too. Look how it's keeping its balance! Any new snow to report, Tammie?

deanna7trees said...

that last image is wonderful. i was seeing oatmeal.

Tammie Lee said...

fun that you are all enjoying these images.

hello Barb,

we got snow a couple days ago and dustings here and there since. Those weather guessers are suggesting we are about to get quite a bit. It does feel like winter now, trees are white until the wind blows and the earth is coated. I can almost xc ski, one more snow and i think I can safely head out.

Deanna, oatmeal is a fun thought.

lynne h said...

: )

xoxo

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

As cold as it looks, it has a great beauty to it. We never have snow here so this is very pretty to see but I am glad I am snug and warm. :)

Gaelyn said...

If the flake patterns aren't amazing enough in their fine delicacy those ice baubbles off the tree show a klunky grace.

Awesome captures.

montucky said...

Great shots and a very innovative way to catch them!

Barry said...

TL - the icicles on the log are amazing enough but the snowflakes are breathtaking. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for capturing and sharing such a delicate fragment of nature. B

earthenmagic said...

...thankyoU tammie lee! ~ awesome nature yoU have there! ~ and ~ is that an awesome camera! ~ you have ~ to capture these fragile weeeh faerie beings too!...
...do yoU know how long these flake crystals last for ~ (very curious pondering!)...
...what a blessing to have yoU share these most intimate of crystalline moments! ~ blessed be dear kindred!...

Remei said...

Each photograph is a moment to relax, a moment to thank your magic ... no limits!
Tammie A thousand kisses.

Tammie Lee said...

so many thanks to you all for your visits!

Earthenmagic,
my camera would be better if i used a tripod. your question... how long does a flake last? well these were frozen to ice and may last longer. Longevity depends on the temperature. If it is below freezing and nothing disturbs them, they last until it is above freezing. Every time it snows, the snow is different, sometimes like sugar, sometimes little balls, sometimes like stars made out of compressed snow and sometimes crystalline beauties.

lovely life to one and all~

Rune Olsen said...

Looks like a undiscovered galaxy! You have eyes for details Tammie :-)
Lovely work.
Rune

La viajera mas lenta-Tati Galiano said...

It is precious Tammie, are full of delicate little treasures like your poem.
Thank you for all this beauty!
a big hug

sandy said...

Wow, those tiny flakes, and those enormous drops of water!

SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for this pure magic.

Lady Fi said...

Wow! That icy log is truly gorgeous! And those snowflakes are as lovely as tiny cold stars.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Wow... that hanging ice look like glass bobbles...

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I was wondering ... and I have never seen anything like that! What an amazing sight! Have a lovely weekend, Tammie. Hope you are keeping warm. xx

ruma said...

Hello, Tammie Lee.

  Your photography is very profound.
  The space is expressed well.

  Even more severe in winter, but.
  Your work is embraced in your gentleness.

  Thank you for the warmth of your heart.

  The prayer for all peace.   
Have a good weekend. From Japan ruma ❃

Faye said...

Tammie, those tiny snowflakes were amazing! I can just feel the cold in these photos. Very beautiful how you've captured the winter's beauty. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love visitors and don't really get a whole lot of them.

The OpenID is not working with word verification today so I cannot sign in using my wordpress ID. I am commenting under the blogspot ID since your blog doesn't allow me to sign in with name and URL.

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Laura said...

lovely Tammie...snowflakes are so magical aren't they?

Bella Sinclair said...

Whoa! The snowflakes are so teeny and delicate. But when you pull back and see the massive icicles...whoa! Those are very unusual icicles. Amazing!

Aww, so sorry I've missed so much of your beauty. Wishing you a gorgeous year full of sweet surprises and blessings.

Kala said...

Gorgeous tones and light in the image of the snowflakes.

It's amazing that I'm actually looking at the log! Great photography Tammie.

KB said...

I was wondering what I was looking at! Gorgeous flakes...

Terence said...

Hello Tammie

Arija said...

The wonder of it takes my breath away!

Hilary said...

You prove how beauty can be found everywhere... up close and from a distance.

Kelly said...

...really cool photography, Tammie! I love your tiny snowflakes!

Victoria said...

Wow..so beautiful.....this post was pure poetry and a visual dance...loved it!

Shirl said...

So beautiful ... :0)

dowhatyoulove said...

I love the ice bobble! It just makes me laugh for some reason. Its as if the log is jesting around with a ball.

Beth Niquette said...

Ah, snowflakes--and not one every in history--ever like any other. Rather like people, aren't they?

I was astounded to learn this was from a log--amazing. You see things. Just like my delightful and talented Sis, Clytie.

I'm so touched by this.

Zanna Starr said...

Wow, those photographs are amazing -- and I love your poems!