11.12.2014

First Snow and Cold Temperatures


 any thoughts on what these photos are of?


 twas a very cold morning
-5F


frozen condensation
on the inside of my cabin windows


wandering the forest
amongst our first snow
i found a squirrel stashed a mushroom
up in a tree


my ponds have a thick layer of ice
thick


when you look close
sha zam!

and
frosty crystals


all over the surface!

but when i got out of this wee hollow
what a beautiful and cold day:


it looks like winter has begun
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42 comments:

  1. "Sha Zam", indeed! You are the master with a macro lens. The condensation inside your windows is true art. And the other photos of frost are incredible. Your cabin looks so cozy and inviting...

    I recently purchased some extension tubes so I can get even closer with my macro lens but I question whether I'll have the patience. Time will tell.

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    1. so fun that you got the sha zam KB, thanks for that. Thank you for enjoying the artful images. I thought they were pretty awesome, but a little shocking to have ice forming inside the wee cabin. yes, the cabin is cozy with it's wood stove going. I would love to hear how you like your extension tubes.

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  2. Beautiful, Tammie! It was a little colder there than it was here. Sure makes the world look pretty, doesn't it!

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  3. Wonderful photos in your blog!!!

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  4. Lovely photos. That crisp air and frost looks so inviting.

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  5. T- I appreciate these pictures so much. Excellent ambassadors of winter. Instantly took me back to a time and place. . . . New Hampshire. . . when I was starting out. . . . so long ago. THANKS!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  6. Your cabin and its surroundings truly look like heaven Tammie!

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  7. Tammie, I would give anything to sit with a cup of tea beside a woodstove in a cabin! -)

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    1. some day.... but it might not be winter then ;-)

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  8. Fantastic shots!
    Hugs Crissi

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  9. Man sieht diesen Aufnahmen die Kälte richtig an. Wunderschöne Gebilde sind da entstanden.

    Hier bei uns hält sich im Moment der Winter noch zurück.

    Liebe Grüße von der Waldameise

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  10. These are beautiful, Tammie.
    I love seeing your "digs."
    p.s. We just got our first dose of freezing cold weather.
    Brrrrr.

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    1. fun that you enjoyed seeing the wee cabin and frozen pond.

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  11. I have heard by the radio that in Montana have been given these days temperatures up to -35 ° C it must make a cold out there ...

    Tomás.

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    1. you are right Tomás, it is super cold and will be for a while.

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  12. Wow - what amazing shots!

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  13. Our lives have been enriched by your sharing. Through your eyes and talent we have the opportunity to see the magnificence of nature. Thank you. (plus our glasses don't go frosty as we breath hard in the cold air, our hands don't get frost bite, our snowsuit zipper doesn't get misguided as fumbling hands try to zip - so many thank you's need to be said!)

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    1. so glad you enjoyed these Jan, it truly is cold out! and it looks like we have another week of this weather!

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  14. Tammie, I'm so glad you posted these photos of ice crystals! When I got my new macro, I told Bob about your photos of snow flakes. So, I just showed him these shots and told him I want to "grow up" to be just like you! (It doesn't matter that I'm ancient and you're not, does it?) I love how you showed the macros and then showed the source. Bob is encouraging me to go out and take some macros right now - but, it's really frigid, the wind is blowing, and the fire feels might good!

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    1. hello Barb,
      How fun that you enjoyed these. Wind and macros is a super challenging combination! I am inside by my fire too. But that sun will pull me outside at some point for a little while, still it is 17F out and that is chilly! PS we might be close in age ;-)

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  15. Truly beautiful photos that you share. You make it look so inviting.

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  16. You have captured the jewels of the season! Such a joy to see them through you!

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  17. Such beauty you capture in macro ~ I love the up close and personal effect you bring us, simply gorgeous .Your cabin and it's setting ~ so very wonderful .

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  18. Hello, Tammie Lee.

    The snow seems to have arrived very quickly.  
    However, white is the most beautiful color. It is also is most difficult to create.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

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  19. I love this time of year!!! Are those photos maybe of ice/frost on a car window??

    I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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    1. hello, it is frozen condensation on the inside of my cabin windows, basically, yes to your question. wishing you a wonderful weekend also!

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  20. Woah! Winter really has come to you! Those first photos were on the INSIDE of your cabin windows?! Brrrrrr!

    But it is also the beginning of a whole season of delicious macro ice photography, and that's something I look forward to each year.

    Keep warm, dear Tammie.

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    1. yes, Janice, we are getting super cold temps that are lasting at least ten days....
      yes, the windows are cold,
      fire keeps the cabin warm though.
      I agree, beginning of macro ice season
      when i see them i feel happy. So glad you also enjoy them.

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  21. Yes, these are the first steps of winter. She had just reminded that she's coming... I adore your winter photographs, Tammie, and especially those of ice crystals and snowflakes!
    Still I wish you a mild and sunny weekend!:)

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  22. Hi Tammie, I expected your first wintry post after receiving word that it was snowing in Alberta.
    As a boy, we always had Jack Frost on the inside windows. Windows panes and cameras have changed a lot since those days. Wouldn't it be great to take a modern camera back in time. There must be an H.G.Wells out there to make the dream a reality. I heard just the other day that with the advances in dna research, they'll soon be able to build up an authentic picture of medieval murder victims and their killers.
    Beautiful pictures Tammie.

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  24. Thank you, yet again, for sharing the persuasive beauty and wisdom of Nature ~ as only you can ~ through your heart.

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  25. Exquisite photographs, thanks so much for sharing them! Mother Nature is indeed the master, isn't she? Glad to have found you through Jules' blog, can't wait to see more of your lovely photography.

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  26. Oh Wow! The landscape has transformed around your home with beautiful ice crystals everywhere! It is pure magic to see your photos and I love them all, especially your wooden cabin surrounded in a cloak of frost. Ice bubbles on your windows, it must be so cold where you are. I hope you have the log fire on full blast and are drinking plenty of tea!
    Stay warm Tammie.
    Warmest wishes,
    Jo. xx

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  27. The first dusting of snow is so exciting even though it is too cold. I prefer the cold, bracing air of winter to the dull, humid air of summer in my part of the world. In winter, we are chilled to the bone, but it rarely snows… that’s a shame. All these photos are fascinating. Stay warm, Tammie.

    Yoko

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  28. I somehow missed this post last week but WOW I'm glad i backtracked. what fabulous images I love your little cabin in the woods.

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  29. All the wonders of the changing seasons that I miss so much. Do you skate on your pond? I would, even if I had to use a Zimmerframe not to break anything. Decades ago when we lived in Vermont, we had a lake at our front for and a skating pond at the back. It was a joyful time.
    Where you live is just so beautiful that it takes my breath away.

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  30. Oh these are stunning and wonderful - but I hope your icy visitor has left now and is staying outside!

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  31. And a magical winter it looks to be, where you are! Love the macro shots, and the photo of your cabin... Would love to see the cabin closer up, being the log cabin aficionado that I am!

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  32. LOVE this post and the combination of gorgeous photographs.
    I think I might need a nature walk.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!!

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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