Wednesday, February 4, 2009

From Beneath the Roses (SWF)

Ice melting at roof's edge

Snow—it comes and goes.
And, when you think you’ve caught that scent of spring on a passing breeze, you’re fooled.
Six weeks of winter, indeed.

Icicles, heavy on barn gutter

We wait beneath a freshly laid blanket, crisp and white.
But what the groundhog must have seen,
on that day, warm as April…
Can you imagine?






Close-ups taken beneath this Mulitflora Rose
all click to enlarge





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28 comments:

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Love the photos, especially the first. Fantastic!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous photographs.....they are wonderful works of art....winter holds much magic, does it not??

Gail said...

Nina,

Beautiful! I love the way snow makes the simple a work of art~~gail

nina said...

This was an interesting afternoon--I came inside grinning ear to ear, with wet knees and snow down my back.
Just like playing outside when I was eight!

jeannette stgermain said...

the ice melting from the edge of the roof - beautiful!
I am an artist - snow and ice is harder to capture with paintings, and take an unusual angel of the subject - your pics inspire me! have a great week, jeannette

nina said...

Jeannette--if snow and ice are what you're looking for, you've come to the right place! Thanks for stopping by!

The Blogger Source said...

Be thankful for Winter and Spring and having season change. I've been transplanted into the south and dearly miss my northern roots. I miss the glimmer of frozen trees on a sunny day.

Kathiesbirds said...

That first shot made me think you were in antartica! It looks like an ice cliff or an iceberg!

Deborah Godin said...

I think we're all - people, barns, bushes - holding our collective breath, waiting for spring this year ...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Nina, I LOVE your snow pictures. We finally got some nice snow this week--but nothing like you have. All of our snows have been small... I hope we get at least one BIG snow before spring. I want one where, like you, I can go outside and PLAY in it!!!! ha

Hope you are having a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

Your photographs ROCK, Nina!

I caught a whiff of spring a few days ago and no, it did not last!

Mary

Heather said...

What a great photo of the ice melting - great colour! We were 'lucky' here in Southern Alberta - our ground-hog didn't see it's shadow! (Actually, we don't have ground hogs, just gophers, hehe).

Lisa at Greenbow said...

The first picture looks like a mountain scene with a small waterfall at the fore front.

Kallen305 said...

Such beautiful photos as always Nina! I find that I love winter when I am at home and can enjoy its beauty. I don't like it while driving though. ;o)

fudgelady said...

Simply breathtaking! --

I am tempted by the lushness of spring, but on a day like today, when I took a stroll in fairyland, I can wait the six weeks.

Photo Cache said...

Love your winter snaps. Hang in there, I hope these 6 weeks are as mild as they can be.

Pleasant weekend.

The Daily said...

beautiful and cold :D

My SWF entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

Firefly said...

At the moment it is summer over here in South Africa, but even in winter we don't get snow around where I live. A bit on the mountains, but never really there long nough to drive the few hours to get there. Thus I have never seen real snow and love everybody's snow pictures. You ice pictures are awesome. Great and well done.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I think Groundhog Day is my favorite holiday. I can't believe we don't have it off!

bobbie said...

Snow on the roses! Lovely!

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

Lovely words and pictures. Hope spring comes early! Happy SWF!

Steffi said...

Wonderful photos!Thank you for sharing.They are perfect for a SWF!Have a nice weekend!

imac said...

Wonderful skywatch post, love that 1st shot too.

Michele said...

Beautiful post, very special indeed!
That first one just knocked me out of my chair... such rich colors!

Mountain Retreat

Rune said...

Beautiful and great shot!

Wren said...

This is a great deal - you get the snow, and we get the beautiful photos. I like this, and would be happy to send you some of our snow to photograph.

Barbara said...

You always do such a fabulous job on your photos. Enjoyable.
Smiles B

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

That first picture is an absolute stunner!