Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On Thin Ice (SWF)

Wintry Sky over Little Pond Pool


This season is nothing, if not one of change.
Water levels in the pools quickly rise with each approaching shower, and shrink back as the fresh water finds its way to the thirsty corners of the field.
A freezing night is blown in, on the heels of a balmy afternoon.
And the sheer layer of ice left spanning these hollow pockets, records it all, like a line of ink scribbled on paper.

(all photos enlarge with click)







Iced Oak Leaves in Wood Pool




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32 comments:

KaHolly said...

You've posted some gorgeous photos today. I'm glad we can click on them to see a larger photo! It was fun. As always, your verse was lovely, inspiring!

nina at Nature Remains. said...

KaHolly--I'm glad you take the time to go "deeper" into them. I'm trying to conserve my space on blogger--I get very nervous when I see I'm approaching 50% capacity! So, I post smaller images, sincerely hoping others will still look more closely, with a click.
This ice is remarkably detailed.

Linda in Erie said...

Your melting ice photos takes me back when I was a kid in Minnesota. I would watch the ice and snow melt, see the patterns and stare at the little "rivers" it made through the grass in our yard. So much of nature gets over-looked when we become adults in our hurried lives. Your photos are beautiful!

Bernie said...

Your pictures and descriptions of them are beautiful. I can almost feel myself there. Love how I can enlarge your pictures. So much talent you have Miss Nina....

Photo Cache said...

Lovely shots as always. Happy skywatching. See you next week.

Annette said...

Enjoyed your ice photos! My favorite is the Iced Oak Leaves... so cool. It's always fun to click to enlarge your photos. It allows us to explore closer without getting our feet wet!

dguzman said...

I love your attention to the smallest of worlds.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiful images Nina.

Deborah godin said...

The sky and reflections are lovely but the portfolio of ice and leaves is just stunning!

Carole said...

These are fascinating shots of the ice.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. I love the reflections in the thin ice.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I LOVE the photos of the ice. I've taken quite a few myself this winter. ;-) Yours are great!

bobbie said...

all very lovely. the reflections are wonderful.

Maalie said...

Lovely reflections and ice shapes!

SandyCarlson said...

I love the reflected light in the ice!

bowledover said...

Your pictures are wonderful. You are making me look with eyes which have not seen views this way before.
Thank you.

imac said...

Great post and super Macro.

Bradley Myers said...

Good reflections, and here is hoping for warmer weather.

Rose said...

I like the captures of the ice and all, but there is just something about that very first photo that I love. I wish I was there to see it in person.

Susan Gets Native said...

Your pond is full of milk-glass! We have a pitcher that looks just like that first water photo.

Naturegirl said...

Nina I loved the ice images! Mother nature is so artistic and you bring that to our attn. w/ your camera! Lovely post for SWF!
:) NG

Light and Voices said...

Amazing shots of ice....your eye sees the magical part of the world. Wowza!
Joyce

The Tile Lady said...

Nina, these shots are stunning! Nature's perfect poetry...most pristine forms of art...all for us to embrace, if only we take the time to do so!

Small City Scenes said...

Super shots. That first one is so frame-able. MB

MaineBirder said...

Beautiful series of photos!

Robin Easton said...

SO! You too are an ice crystal photographer. I have thousands of shots of water freezing along a little local creek. I lose myself to it SO much that I often find myself sitting in freezing water without even realizing that I am cold. My other most favorite thing to photograph is water itself. I am intrigued by all aspects of it. These shots of yours are just stunning. I was so excited when I saw them here. Beautiful Nina!! I just LOVE your love of nature. I relate to it more strongly than I can express. :) Hugs, Robin

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Wanda said...

The 3rd photo to me...when enlarged...is like looking through a porthole under water into another world.

Mary said...

I'd love to have a real pond like that.

Barbara said...

Very nice series of photos. Nature does make great art. My favorite is the last one. Such detail with the ice and leaves. I hope everyone remember to enlarge these to get the whole effect.
Have a great weekend. Smiles B

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I'm glad to see you resisted the temptation to break the ice. The sound is one of the great pleasures of childhood. (You got lucky to get to the ice before they got to it first!)

Heather said...

I love to take pictures of iced-over bodies of water, and I love seeing other's photos of it, too. The detail in these is wonderful. I also love the landscape portrait at the top of the post.