11.24.2015

Autumn Ice



nights have been freezing
and
so have my ponds

i love the geometrical shapes
like faceted gems

like a dream
gazing through ice
autumn leaves
grace the creeks floor


pond fish
have begun their quiet
hibernation like existence under ice

and today it is snowing
one inch so far

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40 comments:

  1. Such pretty patterns formed by the ice. I love the one with the leaves underneath. It's amazing how the fish can exist under a sheet of ice - but maybe when they enter a state of hibernation their needs are diminished. We are expecting some snow tonight!

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    1. hello Sandra,

      Always lovely to hear from you.
      I love the one with leaves too. It seems like a mix of autumn and winter.
      Yes, the fish have diminished needs, they barely move, not sure if they eat. This is their 3rd winter, so they do survive.

      wishing you a lovely snow.

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  2. comme le précédent billet , j'aime ces photos ..et les pauvres poissons couverts de glace.. :))))

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  3. More beautiful photos. I love all of the patterns in the ice <3 your photos are always so amazing .

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  4. Beautiful photos !
    Here in Madrid, it is making an improper cold this date.

    Tomás.

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    1. it seems like the weather patterns are changing all over our world Tomás

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  5. Lovely captures, the patterns are pretty. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  6. Oh, so water is protected from cold winds and snow...:) I like the bright fish's silhouettes under the ice... It's strange to know they are there -so very close and so far away at the same time!

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    1. it really is interesting to consider the fish surviving under the ice, also the frogs and all the other pond life.

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  7. Gorgeous! I love newly forming ice.

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  8. I had forgotten this marvel, and am extremely unlikely to see it in Marin County.









    THANK YOU!


    Warm ALOHA,
    ComfortSpiral

    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_('')

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  9. Love these ice patterns.
    And those river stones and leaves . . .
    love those colors.

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  10. Fascinating patterns! It’s hard to believe they formed naturally. You made me want to take pictures of a frozen pond in the early morning bundled in the coat but it is forecasted this year is to be warm winter. Stay warm, Tammie.

    Yoko

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    1. fun to know that some day you will bundle up and visit the ice, most likely with camera in hand.

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  11. I think ice is one of the most impossible things to photograph. These simply take my breath away!

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    1. ah, thank you Jeanie, so glad you enjoyed them!

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  12. Hello,Tammie
    You have shown such lovely patters in the ice! It is surprising to see the fish swimming under the ice.I hope they will go into their hibernation
    in the water. It must be warmer than the ice.
    Take care, Tammie.

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    1. Tomoko, the fish are on year three, i believe. So they have already survived 2 winters. It is simply their way.

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  13. Tammie, I read the comments and we all agree. Such wonderful photos, the first one is so attractive, like your poetry says, gemlike, the leaves one is just gorgeous!! It seems like a magical world trapped underneath the ice like preserved there without moving. But I suspect that they may breakdown to provide food for the animals below, even if they need less perhaps just a little at a time.
    I never imagined that the fish hibernate, or that the frogs also survive under the ice cap in such cold conditions, it is indeed like another realm.
    Thank you for bringing it to us Tammie!

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  14. We also had ice yesterday and snow today. About 4 inches here.
    I really like your ice photos!

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  15. Hi! Nice captures. I like the first photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Hi! Nice captures. I like the first photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful pictures, s Tammie in the freezing cold, nice that everything remains visible under the ice.
    Greetings Christiene.

    Prachtige foto,s Tammie in de vries kou,mooi dat alles zichtbaar blijft onder het ijs.
    groetjes Christiene.

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  18. I love how ice creates such cool patterns.

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  19. Those patterns make such beautiful photos! There's no ice where I live, not even in winter.

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  20. Oh looks like Winter has started well in your parts! Enjoy all the beauty and the world turning white!

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  21. You have a gift to see beauty in every step and pass it on to us. Happy Thanksgiving, Tammie. Stay warm...

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  22. Ah.... beautiful! As always, I love the worlds you find.

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  23. Lovelovelove this post!

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  24. Beautiful pictures!
    Hug Crissi

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  25. Wow!!Living fish under the ice!!!!!Beautiful winther shoots!

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  26. Your beautiful and masterly taken photos can scarcely be topped Tammie!
    Here the sun is shining and it is warm and pleasant during the days - your pictures made me shiver a bit. To walk with you there I had to buy a whole new wardrobe! :-)

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  27. Tammie, thanks for sharing your icy wonderland with us. That first shot is especially stunning!

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  28. Ice and snow.. sounds just like winter.. only lovelier in your images.

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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