Sunday, January 10, 2010

ice flowers

::click on above picture to see all the pretty details::

The mixture of gentle rain and then freezing temperatures has enclosed shrubs, reeds, grasses, branches and buds in thick clear ice, resulting in breath-taking intricate displays of Mother Nature's beauty. They remind one of paper weights with dried pressed flowers inside, though these are a million times more beautiful and precious, for they have been formed purely by nature. I am in awe!

Below there is a little treat for all of you: a short video clip of Kiki, being her sweet enthusiastic self in the snow this morning. Hope some of her joy rubs off on you! 

Love to you all,
country girl


  1. Gorgeous!! Mother Nature is the greatest artist of all!! But it takes a great photographer to bring those images to all of us... :) Silke

  2. Wow, every picture a piece of fine art that you capture.
    Nature really is the fines,t most inventive creative Being, using all there is in It's own world.
    Thank you sharing your inner and outer world through your blog.
    I feel so close to you...J

  3. Exquisite pictures! (And enjoyed particularly today! Our forecast top temp is 43C)

  4. what beautifully captured images.

  5. Hey, tried to comment last night but something was misbehaving...beautiful photos dawn - so pieces of art work... but where is the video of kiki? Have I missed it...? Will look again... xxx

  6. Just scroll down for Kiki's's in it's own post. :-)

  7. And OH how I hope you can make it up to the Farmstand event in California. That would be SO MUCH FUN!!

    Just don't ever be Eyeore.


    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  8. Dawn, these are glorious! Sorry to get a little off-topic, but am I right in assuming these were taken with your new Olympus? I've been eyeballing it for a couple of weeks now as a potential birthday gift, and was just wondering if you'd recommend it. Is it easy to use...? I manage to make things stop working just by looking at them, so being relatively foolproof would be dandy. Thanks for any advice.

  9. Dear Anna,
    Yes, these were taken with my darling Olympus. I am still figuring out the details, but for the most part it was very easy to learn! It is definitely heavier than my old point and shoot, and it takes some getting used to. But I love it.



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