3.09.2018

Ice Crystal Realm


a few nights ago
it was clear and cold (5F)
mist rose from meadows


meandered through the branches of trees
inspiring ice crystals to grow



the trees fingers touched the earth buried in crystalline mounds of snow


sunlight arrived
showing off the night fairies work


every little branch was kissed with magic and delight 
until the sun arrived 
and kissed them with the warmth of light


yesterday
daytime temperatures are 40F+
gentle rainfall begins the winter thaw 
that will eventually welcome spring 


my roof of winter's snow has come crashing down
it will be a while 
before i see the first flower bloom

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40 comments:

  1. Such beauty. ::sigh:: Even in the pile roof snow. :)

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    1. Yes, big winter, big snow.... spring is now gently tugging on winter.

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  2. Amazing macro shots!

    My parents had a chalet style house with a metal roof, and they were quite used to the snow sliding off.

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    1. Most folks around here have metal roofs.

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  3. I love your frozen winter crystals.
    Never seen these before.

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  4. Incredible shots! Makes me shiver!

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  5. Nature's art is truly magical. You must be happy to have all that weight of snow off your roof. Thanks goodness no one was standing there when it came off.

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    1. Yes, nice to get the snow off the roof.

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  6. The night fairies work is marvellous, especially if you show it to us, Tammie.
    Have a good one !

    Tomás.

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  7. Magical shots of your world of wonder and an amazing last shot of all the snow which has fallen off your roof!

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    1. Thank you for enjoying Sandra

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  8. Beautiful crystals, some of the last of the season perhaps. That is a lot of snow coming off the roof! It will last awhile on the shaded side!

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    1. We are still getting some each morning. Clear cold nights.... with moisture from warmer days I guess is creating them.
      You are right, that snow will be the last to go.

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  9. I do love ice crystals like that. They are a ver rare occurance here. After a really cold, snowy start to March, today feels as though spring has arrived.

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    1. I wish you a wonderful Spring. I never saw ice crystals until i lived here.

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  10. Hello Tammie :)
    What beautiful photos of these icy branches, funny to notice how the crystals tend to pack on side, probably were it is the coldest or the most humid.
    And what an amount of snow you had, very impressive but maybe not for you!!
    All the best and enjoy the new week :)

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    1. The weather mostly comes in from the west, so that is the side the crystals grow on.
      Thank you for enjoying.
      I think that is the most snow I have ever had next to my porch. Big snow year.

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  11. Your frost crystals are the best! Our day temperatures are about the same as yours, but our nights are not getting cold. Wow, is that a lot of snow!

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    1. Thank you for enjoying Sandy.
      Our cold nights will slow down the thaw, which is good as far as flooding goes.

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  12. I won't miss winter but I will miss your ice crystals photos. They always take my breath away.

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    1. I love them too!Thank you for enjoying them.

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  13. Hello!:) You certainly captured the beauty of the ice crystals in these lovely macro shots. Sometimes they look like shards of crystal, shining diamonds, clusters of tiny white butterflies, and sometimes feathery works of art, but always so beautiful. Thank you for sharing these lovely images.

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    1. Yes there are so many different types and looks. Amazing. Thanks for enjoying.

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  14. Beautiful photos. :) I had a rental where the roof snow would crash down like that...it sounded like an avalanche!

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    1. yes, it is common. Good to not have it where one walks. It is safe where it lands at my cabin. But it is shady so will be the last snow to melt.

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  15. Lindo. Feliz dia. Cumprimentos.

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  16. Bonjour chère amie,

    C'est fou la neige que tu as chez toi !... Effectivement les petites fleurs vont devoir patienter avant de pointer le bout de leur nez !
    Tes photos sont merveilleuses ! Dama Nature offre un spectacle extraordinaire. Merci pour le partage.

    Gros bisous 💐

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  17. c'est beau... mais ça pique? :)))

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    1. one must dress well, then it is good.

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  18. It is amazing how the ice crystals form on the branches and create beauty like this. Wow, look at your front porch area.....what a sight!

    ~Sheri

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    1. I agree, amazing and magical!

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  19. What an amazing world ice crystals created!
    Seeing the winter's snow from your room, it look like they are living creature.

    It is spring now. I went through your post, enjoying them, and I am here now.
    Have a good day.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely visit.
      And for enjoying these precious crystals. Always nice to have you stop by.

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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