Tuesday, February 23, 2016

G/ABC

Frost on sunroom window (February 2016(

G is for GLITZ, nature's glitz.

Nature puts on a show all year long, even in winter. Here are three examples of nature's winter glitz: two from this year and one from a couple of years ago.

Melting icicles (February 2016)


The sun is moving towards the spring equinox so the sun is getting warmer and  melting ice and snow that form icicles.
Ice storm, December 2013

Beautiful but scary was the ice storm that hit Ontario a couple of years ago. Isn't it amazing how icicles formed on each and every needle of this pine?

BONUS Scrabble two-letter word:

gi - a judo or karate costume

The same family member who knits socks (HERE) also teaches beginner karate.

I am joining ABC Wednesday  HERE

80 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Christine said...

Wow! That ice storm must have been scary but it did make for beautiful frozen ice sculptures of nature!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

nice shots :)

Anvilcloud said...

Nice set of macros. All good, I am drawn to the last one.

Sandra said...

today all three photos are my favorite... i can't pick just one. the glitz is gorgeous.. and FREE.. that frost on the window is amazing.

Darla said...

Wonderful glitz. I like the idea of a sock knitting karate teacher. She sounds like an interesting person.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That first shot is awesome cool. Winter does put on a glitzy show sometimes. Your family member who knits socks and also teaches karate sounds like a talented lady who loves life. I need more hobbies besides this dumb computer (wherein lives all my hobbies, from genealogy to blogging). Mostly I just need to get outdoors more! LOL!

Lois Evensen said...

The frost and ice are beautiful, but I sure look forward to warm weather. :) And, your final word has a totally different meaning in the health field.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful frost images.

Lowell said...

Gee Whiz! This is a very creative post. Isee icicles!

VP said...

Some creative ice for a few great pictures!

Linda W. said...

Love your first photo of frost on the window!

William Kendall said...

Those frost patterns are a beautiful sight!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Isn't it lovely?! Even if it's a pain in the butt for travel!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario !

Sylvia K said...

Awesomely beautiful captures of the frost patterns, EG!! They took my breath away this morning!! Thank you for sharing the beauty! I hope your week is going well!!

Jeevan said...

Great capture on the melting ice and the needles of pine is awesome… though I know ice storms aren’t easy thing, but what it creates seems to be fabulous.

Indrani said...

Wow! These are stunning frozen shots.

RedPat said...

Love the frost shot!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful glitz. :)

bill said...

I love that first shot. Frost has a way of looking beautiful :)

Hannah said...

Your frost is exquisite, Tina, like ferns becoming butterflies. The pine icicles are amazing, too. We didn't get any snow that stuck around this year as yet.

Norma Ruttan said...

spectacular glitz!

Revrunner said...

Fantastic!

Rose said...

I love them all, but find the Ice Storm one just simply amazing. It looks like something some one would desigm out of glass/crystal.

maryaustria said...

The frost pattern is so beautiful! All these ice sculptures ... really impressive!

Jenny said...

The first photo of the frost looks like butterflies to me.
Maybe more ice tomorrow...

Ruth Hiebert said...

Your pictures show frost and ice at their best.

Michelle said...

The shot of the frost is amazing!

Cloudia said...

That top one is like M.C. Escher's birds! Striking!

Stephanie said...

Ice makes great photography.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, the ice storm image is beautiful. Well done!

Susan Anderson said...

That frost on the windowpane amazes me. So lovely. I've never seen anything like it. (I guess you can tell I'm from California!)

=)

Nadezda said...

Love your winter photo of Ice storm, December 2013, it's unique.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

And that ice is thick too!! There must have been a lot of damage done to the trees because of that storm!!!...:)JP

Kay said...

I don't long for snow but I certainly am impressed with the cold weather shots you've gotten from yours. These are wonderful!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Beautiful pictures, you must get serious cold compared to us....

Shammickite said...

the frost on the sunroom window looks like a flock of ice birds.

Maks said...

Brillant shots! I greet! :)

Hilary said...

I'm so sad to learn that this is Tina's final blog post. She and her husband have passed away in an auto accident a few days ago. I'm heartbroken. Rest in peace, EG. I'm so sorry to see you go.

eileeninmd said...

I am sad to have learned about Tina and her husband passing away in a tragic accident. My prayers go out to the family, may they find peace and comfort. RIP Tina!

Kerry said...

Oh Tina, I just heard the sad news. I am so sorry for your family. Hugs to all, and thank you for the 100's of beautiful memories in photos.

Small City Scenes said...

So so sorry to hear this tragic news. WHY??

Sandra said...

my heart is broken, I loved her and her photograph

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shots!

RedPat said...

EG, we will miss you.

Anne Jeffries said...

My one taste of an ice storm was enough for me. I call it a bucket list experience and it's checked off my lisy.

Anne Jeffries said...

My one taste of an ice storm was enough for me. I call it a bucket list experience and it's checked off my lisy.

Cloudia said...

You will be missed Tina. Aloha. RIP both of you are in our prayers

Rose said...

Oh, my goodness...I had not read the comments...Tina was one of my first blog friends. I will miss her so much!

Alexa T said...

So sad, deeply sad! I just heard and read the sad news. And I hope that it is not true. You will be missed!!

Debby Ray said...

I'm so sad to hear this news. Such a wonderful photographer. My condolences to the family.

Gunn said...

Very sad news to receive tonight ( here in Norway.)
My condolences to all family and friends.

William Kendall said...

I am very sorry to hear the news about Tina and her husband. My sympathies to their family.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great ice pictures. You know I have to tell you I'd rather see this magic in pictures than in person though. Thanks for the bonus scrabble (or Words wth Friends) hint!

Lois said...

I just learned the devastating news. I am so sorry. I will miss your wonderful photos so much. Rest in peace my friend.

Denise inVA said...

I am shocked and greatly saddened to hear of Tina's untimely passing. What a terrible and heartbreaking tragedy. May she and her husband rest in peace and my heart goes out to all those who loved her.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

love the icicles on the pine needles.

KaHolly said...

My deepest sympathies.

Snapper II said...

My deepest sympathy. So sad.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I just learned of this horrendous tragedy!! She and I e-mailed every day and were such good blogging friends!! She was one of the best photographers in the blog world -- in the world, period. I can't see the screen on my computer, my eyes are of full of tears. You will be missed indeed, my dear friend.

Barb said...

My deepest sympathy to the family. I'll miss Tina's photography and humor.

September Violets said...

Just heard the sad news. Tina will be very much missed in the blogging world, but will think of her often when I visit the marsh to take photos where she also liked to go. I always thought I might have met her there one day. Prayers to her family and God bless.
Wendy

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

My deepest sympathy to all friends and family.

Valerie said...

Greatly saddened to learn that a fantastic fellow blogging photographer (and her husband) have been taken from us all too soon. Her exquisite captures will be greatly missed. Heartfelt prayers for family and friends and much appreciation for the joy her photos brought to so many around the world - thank you Tina.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

still feeling numb that Tina and her husband can die like this. Deepest sympathy to the family.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

I'm so sad to hear this news about Tina and her husband. Tina will be greatly missed in the blogging world she as a terrific photographer, my thoughts are with her family and friends....

Ida said...

Wow this news is really awful. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of these people. I never met them in person but I knew Tina through her amazing blog and photos. They will be greatly missed. Prayers for peace and comfort to the family are being sent with love.

edenhills said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart is breaking for your family. Blessed be.

Indrani said...

So shocking!
I will miss you.
Rest in peace dear friend!

Darla said...

Shocked and sad. Tina was one of my first blogging friends back when Yahoo Groups was about all that was around. I will miss her very much. My prayers go out to family and friends who lost both of these wonderful people.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Tina RIP, you are missed. So sorry for the loss of her and her husband. Such a tragedy.

Nora said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to Tina's family and friends. I want them to know what a wonderful photographer and blog friend she was to me. I enjoyed her blog so much and each week checked in on her. I will miss her so much.

Linda said...

There are no words, great sadness.

Tanya Breese said...

i am so very sorry...this is heartbreaking news.

Pauline W said...

I just heard the sad, sad news. My deep sympathy to the family. Hugs to all, and thank you, Universe for sharing EG's wonderful talent with us. RIP

Kay said...

Deepest condolences to Tina's family. What a devastating loss you have suffered. Tina has been an outstanding contributor to the blogging world. Please know that many of us from around the world share your sorrow. I for one am heartbroken and feel I've lost a very dear friend.

Tom said...

RIP my friend

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A sad and tragic loss! My deepest condolences to Tina's family. Her photos will be a testament to her enjoyment and love of life and I hope they will be a comfort to you.

Halcyon said...

You always find the beauty in the everyday. Missing you already, EG Camera Girl.

Christine said...

So so sorry to read of Tina & Tom passing so suddenly, a tragedy indeed & loss to this blogging community.

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