3.24.2019

Spring Flowers, Montana Style


along the lake shore
kneeling
and 
what do I see

flowers!
(we are still under a foot or two of snow, 
so nothing is blooming yet)


under a layer of ice 
reflections of shadow and light
of snowflake like flowers

this little video reveals a bit of the beautiful story:
 (have your sound on
maybe click on the square under the video to see it large)

I was, still am thrilled by this sweet beauty
something I had never seen before


at home, while going through photos
I zoomed in to find small ice flowers on and in the 
surface layer of ice


they were too small or invisible for my eyes 
to see in person



these ice flowers are how the shadows came to be ...

maybe they are formed much like a snowflake?

have you ever seen this before?
seems like the art of fairy folk, to me.

I have so many gorgeous photos
too much for one post.....


do you have a favorite from the above photos?
~

our world
our precious world
full of endless treasures to bring joy to our hearts
and inspire our minds
nature, truly a spirit helper

~~
sharing with Soma
for
Wandering Camera
( I do feel a bit like a wandering camera ;-))
 
~
*

41 comments:

  1. An amazing and beautiful discovery, proving once again that nature has so many treasures to be revealed to a keen observer. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So many treasures. I use to be surprised at new treasures. Now I almost expect them.
      Thank you for enjoying.

      Delete
  2. I always love the beauty I find in your photography! These ice flowers must have been such a thrill to find! My favorite is the third photo.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I still feel thrilled by them!
      Thank you for enjoying!

      Delete
  3. How incredibly beautiful! I love them all! I do like the freshness of the very last photo and the details of the first!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am so happy you enjoyed them. I feel excited to share them.

      Delete
  4. Just so awesome! When I can access the river and the lake, I'm going to take a look for some magic!! I love the first photo!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, Tammie! What wonders you show me. It looks like each little flower has a “bubble diamond” in the center. I love all the photos but the first ones where I can also see your colorful rocks are special to me. Now, I’ll be looking too for fairy flowers in the icy streams. However, mine are still covered by too much snow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I think you are right. Each flower has a gem like bubble at it's center.
      That is so true, in the first photos one can see the rocks clearly. Your thaw always seems to be after ours.
      I saw a ground squirrel yesterday! Seemed so odd with all the snow I still have. Usually they come our in April.
      Thank you for your lovely message.

      Delete
  6. Beautiful as ever !
    Have a good one, Tammie.

    Tomás.

    ReplyDelete
  7. These are amazingly gorgeous! How wonderful is nature. These would make fantastic wall art pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  8. They are all favorites. Oh, my! They look like little jewels. These are fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jeanie, I am still in awe of them.

      Delete
  9. How beautiful! What a discovery! I have never seen anything like this.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Neither had I. I wonder if I will ever see them again.

      Delete
  10. Wow...these little ice flowers are exquisite. Isn't everything in nature so related to everything else!
    I like the last one, it resembles elements in my painting "Pear Blossom"...how interesting.
    What an exciting observation!
    Ruby

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was and still is exciting!
      Thanks for enjoying!

      Delete

  11. Oh wow! I have never seen this before. So wonderful and beautiful. They look like little glass flowers with a diamond centre. What a wonderful surprise. I couldn't pick a favourite, love them all.

    -Soma

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I understand, I love them all as well.
      Thank you for your lovely visit.

      Delete
  12. Spectacularly exquisite!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love them all but the third from last is my favorite. Hope to see cards of these.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those colors in that one...!
      I am hoping to have them in my shop soon!

      Delete
  14. I have never seen anything like this! Just wow! Beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow! No, I have never seen anything like that. I have always loved your pictures of pebbles through the ice, but this is even better. The individual flowers are so beautiful. I don't think that we would ever find anything like that here in Scotland. The rivers are not as clear. Maybe the water is, but there is usually algae on the rocks, so we don't see the lovely colours as you have captured.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think all the conditions have to be right for these flowers to form and then perhaps the light must be just right to see them.

      Delete
  16. Tammie - I have never seen this before and I love it. Before all our ice melts here in NW Montana, I will have to go out and see if I can find this for myself. I like the fourth picture and the last picture. But all of them are stunning. Joining you from Wandering Camera.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wishing you a good wander finding treasures.

      Delete
  17. That is really stunning. Thanks for sharing :-)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank you so much for linking up this post on Wandering Camera! It is one of my favourites. The "flowers" are so beautiful!

    -Soma

    ReplyDelete
  19. That is incredible! And what's even more amazing is that you noticed the ice flowers underneath the layer of ice. So beautiful.

    ~Sheri

    ReplyDelete
  20. So super magical! Thanks for sharing such fantastical treasures..it takes fairy-sight to see fairy things!! Amazing watery sacred geometry formations..yes very fairy-esque! Always love your photo adventures.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow,!!such a fantasy world! Amazing.

    ReplyDelete

Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing anew through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie