1.24.2017

Ice Crystals


got down to 4F/-15C last night
I woke to a milky gray day
no sunshine


a forest cloaked in ice crystals 
that look like fairy wings


I love how the lichen on the branch adds 
a bit of color


a wing of crystal
on each and every 
spruce needle

~
sometimes the magic of winter 
is in the tiny details

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28 comments:

  1. These photos are beautiful and denotes their specialty, portraying the frozen branches and highlighting the details of their beauty.
    Have a good one, Tammie.

    Tomás.

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  2. These remind me of Monarchs on their way to Mexico. Many stop en masse for nourishment along the way. Your ice-lings have crystal wings. Beautiful!

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    1. Hi Limner
      they remind me of butterflies too.
      I like your: ice-lings
      Thank you.

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  3. Je ne suis pas une adepte de l'hiver...mais ces derniers billets sont extraordinaires...magnifique les photos d'étoile de neige, de glace et les animaux dans la forêt ..superbe !

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  4. Thanks for putting up with the icy cold.
    Such magnificent macro shots.

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    1. it was chilly this morning
      somehow the beauty of the crystals makes me forget
      them and layers of clothing

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  5. What amazing little ice crystals. They look like mini Christmas trees!

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    1. fun to think of them as Christmas trees
      fun because a lot of the trees they grow on are just that
      thank you Nick

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  6. Bonjour chère amie,

    La nature offre de véritables bijoux... Merci pour ces excellentes photos. Elles sont elles aussi précieuses.

    Gros bisous 🌸

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  7. You certainly captured the magic of these tiny and beautiful ice crystal 'wings'. They make me think of ice butterflies resting before their wintry flight!

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  8. Wonderful pictures!
    Have a nice day
    Hug Crissi

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  9. Tammie the magic never ends this way, I'm in awe at the beauty you share, I love these crystals, what an amazing and magical place you live in, I relish all you share here!

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  10. Your macro shots are breath taking ♥ The magic of nature caught with your lens.

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  11. So incredibly beautiful. It's 28 degrees this morning in Tucson, and we have frost on the cactus.

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  12. Admirable glassware. And ephemeral...

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  13. Beautiful photos,Tammie! Undeniably the stuff of which magic is made.

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  14. Bless you for paying so much attention to the miniature world around us

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  15. These shots were definitely worth being out in the extreme cold. Every photo, just beautiful!

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  16. Fairy wings. Frozen for a short rest until one day they disappear. SO incredibly beautiful, Tammie.

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  17. You capture the most breathtaking beauty! These are amazing!

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  18. Dear Tammie - The ice crystals are so beautiful. They look like butterflies made of glass. I can’t imagine -15 degrees C. About a week ago, I experienced -5 degrees C. Cold air felt like needle piercing my body and made me chilled to bones. I was reluctant to go out unusually for me. Take care and stay warm.

    Yoko

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    1. I understand Yoko. On those days outside time is brief, getting firewood, a 12 min. walk, heading to the car to the building and so on. But often pretty also.

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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