11.22.2013

Autumn Frost and Ice


the clouds have cleared
and under the watch of stars
and deeply cold temperatures
ice crystals are born


ephemeral beings
like wings of glass


ponds freeze over
exquisite expression for a brief time


bubbles held in ice
like a universe mirroring our sky


whose breath rises
from this wee cavern into the earth
they are tucked away for winter

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39 comments:

  1. Aaaaahhhhh...Oh, Tammie--these fill my eyes to the brim. They are indeed exquisite to the extreme. I just love your photography. You are such a talented photographer. ((hugs))

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  2. Only to say it is marvellous.

    Tomás

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  3. MAGICAL! You are a master at these kind of shots. I feel as if I'm in another world inhabited by ice-maidens and white horses that fly in the sky!
    They are all incredible captures, but I have a soft spot for the very last one. Such a snug little place to curl up and sleep for the winter under a blanket of autumn leaves, gathered for the purpose!

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  4. Your photos are magical.

    I love discovering ice crystals like these, forming on wild stems. Not just yet, but soon . . .

    I look for them each year.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Oh my God!
    As I missed your photos and your blog dear Tammie!
    It is a visual marvel, perfect!
    A big hug!

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  6. Llegué aquí a través de otro blog y tienes unas fotos preciosas.

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  7. Thank you Tammie. This is what I miss so much living in a climate where snow falls briefly once in 20 years, it is the glory of growing ice crystals and the wonder world of the snow queen of old Russian tales that my old Northern Hemisphere heart hankers after. I am so glad I found you in blogland. I can always rely on you bringing me the beauty as though you snapped it through my eyes.

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  8. oh Tammie....this is so beautiful!!! Cole was yelling is that real!!!! he loves these too!!!!

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  9. Gorgeous Tammie! I LOVE when everything is covered in giant ice crystals/frost! It's so pretty!

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  10. I love all of your photos Tammie but your winter pics are always my favorites. These are exquisite!

    Happy Weekend, G

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  11. Wow, Tammie, these are beautiful and elegant!

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  12. Beautiful. The little air bubbles are lockets of time held in stasis.

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  13. Your images make me want to get outside and feel the weather. There's snow here in Scotland now too. Time to get out into the hills. Thank you.

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  14. Wonderful Tammie. Here in Scotland we're also into the frost, but it'll have to wait for me, I'm heading for warmer climes for a couple of weeks.

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  15. Wow, gorgeous series of images. So pretty! Happy Weekend!

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  16. Fabulous images Tammie.The nature spirits have certainly been nocturnally creative.....so delicate and fragile. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy weekend!
    Ruby

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  17. What an inspiration you are to me, Tammie - your way of "seeing" is so unique. You capture beauty frozen in time for all of us to admire. I hope your holidays are filled with love and joy. Hugs from CO.

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  18. Oh those crystals are stunning and you've captured them beautifully.

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  19. Frost and ice is amazing to observe in detail, beautiful photos.

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  20. Oh, my, these are stunning. I especially find the frost and the aqua coloured photo amazing! The light and the details are magnificent in all of the photos ! Well done!

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  21. Your photos are so beautiful!

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  22. Never knew ice crystals could be so beautiful. You took some wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  23. ...beautiful, Tammie--the poem and the photos! The crystals are breathtaking.

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  24. Wow, you always amaze me with your work and those ice crystals...just beautiful,,,especially the first one as they look like white leaves on that branch, fabulous! They are calling for some of this white stuff here tonight. The Alps are full of it already....ahhhh winter has arrived.

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  25. Magical..that's what these images are! You have captured Mother Natures artwork..so creative, so delicate, her designs one of a kind..you captured her perfection!
    Well done!

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  26. Those trapped bubbles are … amazing. As are your photos ~ all of them!

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  27. You've captured every intricate detail so beautifully.

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  28. I read somewhere that you said you love taking pictures of ice crystals, probably on facebook. Well I love it when you take pictures of ice crystals too....you capture every minute detail....
    http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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  29. Oh my gosh!!! You have captured these so beautifully!! They truly take my breath away.

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  30. Beautiful. Each one unique and well captured.

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  31. Oh my goodness...it has been so long since I have been here. Your photos never disappoint. Hope all is well in your world. Peace to you. Xoxo

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  32. Magically and masterful images, pure poetry!!

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  33. Sheer magic! Beautiful shots of the ice.

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  34. J'aime beaucoup cette photo,bravo ! c'est très joli ...

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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