1.15.2017

Snowflakes and Ice Crystals


gently resting
snowflakes


emerging
from the underground

 
winter garland
for the
Queen of the Fairies


behold 
forest treasures


crystals
lichen
and 
winter blue light

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it has been a super cold winter
i believe we have had 6 deep cold spells with nights 
in the minus 17F to -28F
(-27C to -34C)


makes for clear blue skied mornings
(at times)
that freeze ones checks in mere moments

 
I think of it as a sincere winter

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27 comments:

  1. Wow, beautiful pictures. I don't think I could cope with temperatures like that. It has been hovering around freezing here in Scotland, with grey skies!

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    1. I think we all don't think we could cope with these cold temps until we do and learn we are fine.
      Though people can have problems, like frozen pipes, cars not starting, hardship of working out in these temps.

      Thank you for enjoying Nick.

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  2. so beautiful, words and images. thank you for this little delight.

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  3. I just love the delicate manner in which you capture snow crystals. They are unique! Those close-ups take my breath away! What a sweet little creature coming out of its hidey-hole. That winter garland is just waiting for the Queen of Fairies to come by!
    You are surrounded by beauty!

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  4. All photos that you do are beautiful, but in snow crystals you are specialist.
    Have a good one, Tammie !

    Tomás.

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  5. Such perfection, Tammie.
    Thanks for sharing . . .
    xo

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  6. lovely captures. I especially like the snowflakes - so beautiful.

    have a lovely day.

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  7. A sincere winter. I love that! Your ice crystals and snowflakes absolutely dazzle me. I stare at these with great awe and deep respect for your talent.

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    1. ah, thank you so much! they are not easy to photograph, sometimes I think that somewhere snowflakes are larger ;-)
      if i would use a tripod it might be easier ;-)

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  8. So pretty, but waaaayyyyy to cold for me.

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    1. most people would agree about the cold.

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  9. Your photos are exquisite! You captured some of the true beauty of winter! Yes, it has been a very cold one!

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  10. Beautifully detailed flakes... and quite an adorable (but devious) squirrel!

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    1. yes, that squirrel was running all over
      i though super cute when it popped it's head out of the hole

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  11. It's always a delight to see your ice discoveries, Tammie! Really breathtaking!
    We've been trapped in the Frozen kingdom since the beginning of the month. Only cold days, deep snow, temperatures around -15 degrees... It's beautiful, but I got a flu and don't have the mood for taking photos.

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  12. Oh wow, those photographs are amazing, they're so delicate and beautiful...

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  13. Fantastic shots - so wonderful!
    Happy day Crissi

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  14. WOW, such freezing temperatures!
    I would die before they'd hit me!!
    So much for climate warming!
    Lovely nature photos Tammie... as usual :)
    Keep warm and well

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  15. Marvelous!!!
    each photo deserves an award !
    you just made my day!
    thank you dear friend!

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  16. Oh Tammie, such gorgeous photos! They are simply stunning. Back in Germany I experienced some of these frighteningly cold spells of winter when the river running through out town was completely frozen and the trees were covered in ice. It made beautiful photos though. My then boyfriend (now husband) and I were in town and could only go through by stopping at every coffeehouse on our way just to get us warmed up again. It didn't stop us though to get out in the later evening to take pictures of the lightened up cathedral. With all the snow it looked like a fairyland.

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    1. So lovely that you got out to take photos even though.... cold and icy. It is something we don't forget.

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  17. Wow totally magical! A sincere Winter indeed, such stunning beauty, how I love the seasons to be what they should, keep warm dear friend! xx

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  18. Nicely captured and phrased! The “winter garland”, the “forest treasures” which you mean, and “the sincere winter” – I like all of these. I’ll be back to blogging soon.

    Yoko

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    1. Hello Yoko,
      Thank you for considering the words I chose as well as enjoying the images, glimpse of our winter wonderland.

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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