Monday, March 11, 2013

Late Winter Beauty/Our World

Creek on a bright, sunny March morning

Some of my most favourite photos are taken this time of year when the air is crisp and clear. Soon most of the snow and ice will be gone and another kind of beauty will emerge.

Cattails and phragmites casting shadows

True the colours are not bright as in summer, but that's part of the challenge I love. And yes, it is sometimes very cold...but not always. Besides, you can dress for the cold, really you can!

Ice crystals on twig

And sometimes beautiful surprises float right into view.

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

56 comments:

Buttons said...

Love the ice pic oh yes we are going to miss this month:) B

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful pictures, I'm impressed by the artistic nature, I mean about the ice crystals, it's fantastic!
Léia

RamblingRound said...

I like the one of the ice-wrapped stick!

Kate said...

Those ice crystals make a great photo, and emphasize the kind of winter you have! Have fun photographing these scenes and have a lovely week!

llandudnopictures said...

Yoy really capture just how chilly it is. Brrrrrr!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. The ice crystals are amazing.

Pam ;) said...

I enjoy your gorgeous wintery scenes from afar.

see you there! said...

Great shots. They capture the bright, crisp cold feeling of certain winter days.

Darla

Lowell said...

I must say I've never missed snow or ice. Especially on the roads. But they can be beautiful as you have shown. The ice crystals on a twig look like expensive jewelry.

Penelope Postcards said...

Wow … that ice crystal resembles a giant diamond coming out of the water!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The sheer size of the ice formation is astonishing. Yikes! I don't think there is one article of clothing in my closet that could shield me from that kind of cold. ;) Beautiful pics!

Sandra said...

awesome, awesome and another awesome, i think the last one gets TWO awesomes

Minoru Saito said...

Beautiful captures! I like all of your photos.

Kerri said...

Pretty! LOVE those ice crystals!

Pamela Gordon said...

The end of winter can make for great photos with the contrast of brown grasses, snow, and open water. I like the floating ice crystals. We're enjoying some milder weather for a few days. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful 'end of season' images EG, the floating crystal was a fab capture..

George said...

Your photos show the beauty of winter. I'm getting old enough that I appreciate the milder winters down here, but I still enjoy the gorgeous views you are sharing. Your last picture is a true gem.

kelley jensen said...

I have enjoyed the way you capture winter, it is a beautiful season.

missing moments said...

Lovely. Love the ice crystals!

RedPat said...

Wonderful spring shots. Love that ice!

LONDONLULU said...

But for now, the snow and ice make the loveliest captures - that ice crystal is amazing!

Muffy's Marks said...

Love your 'almost spring' photos. Wishing you warm westerly winds!!

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots - I like the ice crystals in the last photo.

cieldequimper said...

Loooove them!

Giga said...

Widok z pierwszego zdjęcia jest sliczny. Pozdrawiam.
The view from the first picture is beautiful. Yours.

Kay said...

When I let myself truly appreciate winter I enjoy the subtle colors and textural contrasts that aren't visible in the same ways the rest of the year. The dried grasses and twigs can be beautiful. You've caught them here. And the ice crystals! You've taken it to a whole new level! Gorgeous!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beauty is all around and in every season. I especially like the ice encrusted twig.

Gary said...

And a beautiful sunny day. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

islandwonder said...

Beautiful and chilly photos!

Photo Cache said...

I'm so enamored with all the wintry scenes being posted online. Someday I wished to be able to go someplace where it snows and just enjoy the cold.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The photo of the ice crystals on the twig is a work of art! Beautiful photos all.

Sue said...

I never thought to see ice on a twig. It's rather beautiful!

=)

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful, cold, snowy, but delightful looking world, EG! Love you captures as always and the ice on the twig is terrific! Enjoy your week!

Jill said...

These are all pretty but the ice on the log is amazing!

Halcyon said...

Winter can be a beautiful time. I'm still looking forward to spring though. :)

Genie Robinson said...

What a beautiful shot of the ice crystals. You did a wonderful job with it. The lighting is perfection. The other 2 pictures are stunning, too. genie

Stephanie said...

The third shot is amazing! It's stunning!

Michelle said...

I also love that last shot, but it all looks so COLD!

Susan said...

It's all so beautiful! I love the ice on the twig. Amazing!

Jack said...

No wonder. All of these photos are perfect.

Pierre BOYER said...

I love ice's crystals...
Best regards from Paris,

Pierre

Cindy said...

Fantastic! The ice crystals are are amazing.

Karen said...

The Spring melt! Terrific shots!

Arija said...

Your beautiful photos show me the running sap in the trees, presaging the spring and still the glory of the lingering winter.

Dana said...

Beautiful shots! The ice crystals on that twig are stunning!

Have a happy Tuesday. ☺

Leora said...

Gorgeous scenes - I love ice and snow scenes. If it didn't make me so cold, I would set up an easel and paint.

amanda said...

That floating ice is beautiful!

I had to smile when I read, "you can dress for the cold, really you can!"

Just today, I was putting on my gaiters that my husband gave me for Christmas, to head out into the deep snow.. They have a tag that says, "There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing." :)

Judy said...

I love the ice on that twig!!!

Jesh St Germain said...

I smiled about your comment that you can dress for the cold, because in my first year of graduate training (we all came from different places) the ones from the Northern regions held that you can dress for the cold, but not for the heat (I remember feeling drenched that whole first summer).
Now I avoid coming to Holl. in wintertime, because I feel miserable! It's what your body is used to:)

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful surprise, for you and for us, the ice crystals on the twig floating into view!
K

Ebie said...

That's a surprise for me too, crystal twigs!

veredit - isabella kramer said...

so beautiful impressions - the same right here, but with the deep blue sky and the bright sun - I love it!!

wish you a lovely Wednesday.

hugs from
isabella

Jennifer Hughes said...

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Photo Cache said...

the winter scenes you capture are absolutely wonderful.

Rose said...

Normally I would want to be there in that photo...for once, I have had enough cold that I don't. LOL

Rose said...

Meant to add that it is still beautiful!

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