2.01.2015

A Grace of Snowflakes


 yesterday it did not snow
yet we were given a grace of snowflakes

(above they are on the surface of my frozen creek)


I have never seen frost grow like this, never
and note the one like a hand holding a snowflake


 they landed on my wooden steps


 upon my car's windshield


 the day before we had a different expression of ice crystals
like roses


one clear evening 
the sky touched our hearts



tomorrow is Imbolc:
Gaelic festival marking the beginning of spring

here it does not feel like spring
yet the days are getting longer
in 4 weeks time
  most often i will not need to plow snow again
so i will enjoy these winter days
until spring begins to grace our lives
 
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41 comments:

  1. Beautiful as always. Such minutiae is the stuff of life. Imbolc is here and there are some small signs of spring around. Snowdrops, the fair maids of February are out and the wood anemone leaves and arum lily are just poking through.

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    1. so lovely to hear of glimpses of spring
      we are so far from our flowers making an appearance
      thank you for enjoying Charlotte

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  2. Spring?! Although we've been having rain and floods lately, instead of snow, it is still winter here, no doubt!:(
    So nice to see the perfect structure of the snowflakes in your photos! I like most those on your car's windshield - as if they were stamped. And just think - every single snowflake is unique!!
    Wishing you many amazing moments in nature while waiting for the spring, Tammie!:)

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    1. i agree, no spring here either
      but i hear in the gaelic lands that they are seeing signs of spring
      thank you for enjoying our winter's details
      thank you for your wishes
      sweet winter days to you and yours

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  3. The textures and shapes are remarkable!

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  4. It's science, of course.
    But for me, each crystal is a miracle.
    Beautiful shots.

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    1. yes, all must be just right for crystals to exist....

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  5. You do not have to prove you're a specialist displaying ices. Very well, Tammie.

    Tomás.

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  6. Beautiful...
    The wheel of the year she turns, indeed will soon be graced with Spring.
    Much love

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    1. thank you Trish, wishing you lovely winter days and nights ~

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  7. How magic


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  8. love your snowflakes and ice crystals

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  9. Incredibly good snowflake pictures! Love them.

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  10. Amazing detail images - the snowflakes are so magical and beautiful.

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  11. Wow - I've never seen such clear snowflakes grow like that before. Your photos are just stunning!

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  12. Ah! beautiful snowflakes, brought to us through your camera and a steady hand. Glorious! Such a lovely sky to contemplate and enjoy the lengthening of the days. It doesn't feel like spring here yet either. It snowed the whole night and is still snowing now!

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  13. Superb shots! The snowflakes are so beautiful!
    Nice day Crissi

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  14. These crystalline structures are so so beautiful.....and I love your photos Tammie......

    Happy February!
    Ruby

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  15. des flocons au macro..fantastique!

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  16. Wonderful photos of that grace! you find beauty in the most unusual places - the macros are exquisite!

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  17. These are beautiful, TL. The second to last image seems to have a pair of tiny ice birds facing one another, perched at the tip and on the underside.

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  18. Beautiful photos once again.... reminding us that winter can be peaceful and beautiful ♥ I await the days of spring and warm sunshine on my skin :) I will celebrate tomorrows Gaelic spring date by planting my herbal seeds in my indoor seed sprouting spot and some outdoors in the "Winter Sowing " plot.

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  19. Schöne Bilder von den Schneeflocken und vom Eis.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  20. Wonderful
    Wonderful! You really are a master photographer dear Tammie! :-)



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  21. Wow! Love this crystal.
    Wish you a great winter week.
    From Hilda

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  22. AH! So wonderfully beautiful and amazing!!

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  23. You are the guru of frost - I've never seen anyone else express its beauty so well. My spring seems quite distant but so far (with some brief trips away from it), I'm enjoying the white.

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  24. I was thinking of you ~ and your vision ~ how you see the snow.
    This was the other day as large, crystalline snowflakes fell, as if saying, "Look at me! Notice me! See the beauty!"
    And I thanks you for reminding us all of these whispers and shouts from Nature.

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    1. thank you Rose for your lovely message.
      thank you all, it is so good to have you visit, to have your company and to share our wonderful world.

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  25. Die Natur ist eine zauberhafte Künstlerin ... oder eine künstlerische Zauberin. Deine Fotos demonstrieren das eindrucksvoll.

    Liebe Grüße
    von der Waldameise

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  26. Sparkling images Tammie, I love them.

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  27. Tammie your photos always amaze...so incredible.

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  28. Enjoy your beautiful Winter, it's filled with magic!

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  29. breathtaking Images Tammie.....I would love to see the brooch! That will be a very special gift....

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  30. I love your photographs at this time of the year, they are just beautiful. The snowflakes and ice crystals are amazing. I am going to enjoy looking at your posts, spend some time seeing your beautiful wintery world.
    Happy 2015 and wishing you a wonderful year.x

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  31. All so pretty but the last scene is my favorite! :-) Have a great week Tammie.

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  32. thank you everyone for enjoying winter's beautiful details!

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  33. I was interested in Imbolc. We have similar festival called Setsubun on Feb. 3 and the next day is Risshun, the first day of spring. Your photos of snowflakes and ice crystals are breathtaking.

    Yoko

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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