yesterday, frosted skylights slowly covered in snow ~ ~ today’s opening views through lace
a gradual melt ~ change and transformation
nature’s ephemeral artistry
what delight to come tonight?
December 10, 2013 in Nature, Photoworks by Marja-Leena
Your early winter colours are both subtle and serene through the fragile ice that’s painted your window. The paper snowflakes harmonize beautifully between what’s inside and outside.
Susan, I was quite surprised and captivated by how the melting ice/snow patterns were so like the paper snowflakes. The background was a bonus to my pleasure in capturing these images.
The snow is still on the ground. It’s a bit icy on the roads. A snow plow went down our street a little while ago.
I am like a blind man. Kaspersky continues to tell me your blog is evil and identifies the bits it doesn’t like – a dozen or so photos posted six months ago or more. So I come here and am denied all photos. OK, so I’ll respond to the text alone. But there’s hardly any text. Gradually I’m turning into a blind deaf-mute. Just captions of photos I can’t see. I could of course be original, write something completely off-the-cuff, but we know where that sort of thing can lead, don’t we? We’ve both suffered from my attempts to be original. As some kind of substitute I read the weather reports for Vancouver and about the mayor out east (well eastish as far as you’re concerned) who’s been misbehaving himself in a most un-Canadian fashion. This is all terribly sad because I’m feeling closer to Canadians since our financial future is being directed by a Canuck who wears very well-cut suits – our new governor of the Bank of England.
If you choose to respond to this (and there’s no reason why you should since I haven’t really said anything) don’t mention Kaspersky. That’s pointless, like railing against the moon. As a sympathetic gesture try and imagine my blind deaf-mute status and respond accordingly. Actually this provides you with an excellent out. You may, quite legitimately, say nothing. But no Kaspersky.
Roderick, what a delightful surprise to find your comment here! Yes, it made it through. But I am so sorry you are unable to see the images for, yes, there are often more of those than words. I think you need to fire this K…. whom you mention three times
As for Canadian politicians, let me just say there are too many bad ones in this country at this time. You lucked out on getting one good man.
I must apologise for once again forgetting to check my bookmarks for your posts. As ever, a lovely set of photographs. I particularly like those which feature shadows cast by low light. It seems to say something about looking back at times that maybe didn’t quite exist in the conscious world, or heralding a new and beautiful way of looking at life. Thank you for all your posts.
Tom, thank you as always for you very kind comments. I’m sorry you have been unable to make the change in your feed reader for that is so handy to have.
Melting here too. And streets all ice. Sand trucks don’t get everywhere. Yesterday morning it was blowing and snowing quite chilly, waiting for the bus to get to my swim gym.
I was watching melting ice last night already: they’re such beautiful stars that they form. You caught it fine!
Leo left for work, teaching history of construction for youth, coming construction engineers. Then someone mentioned the date, 11. december. We got married 44 yrs ago. Leafing my son’s cook book, could I maybe be able to bake a cake? No real big issue, but after all: he went to work, neither of us remembered the date, so maybe I should surprise him.
Hopefully not burning the cake…
Ripsa, it sounds like you have been having real snowstorms. We’ve been lucky in our area to have only a little snow so far, enough to make the world look lovely and clean in its white coat.
Congratulations on your 44th anniversary! I am sure Leo will love the surprise of a cake.
Lovely melt-moments you captured there.
Nothing melting here. I measured and shoveled 30 cm new snow last week and 10 more this week.
Ellena, I’m pleased you like these. I am glad I captured these images when I did, for they are now gone though the ground is still white. That promised rain has not come to wash it away yet. I don’t mind.
You have certainly had a lot of snow-shovelling to do. We’ve had some winters with huge snowfalls but they are rare here on the west coast.
Oh, nice correspondence between frost and flakes. It’s interesting how something so ephemeral also reminds me of some of the worn shapes you like–rust or weathered stone, say.
Marly, that IS an interesting observation. I do seem to like those irregular edges. Come to think of it, I loved to create that with my deep-etched copperplates for the Meta-morphosis series.
Yes, there is something etching-like in those deep cuts!
Crafty nature. A contradiction in terms?
Joe, it does sound contradictory, yet when we say nature’s craft or art it seems acceptable. Language is a funny thing, isn’t it?
Wonderful ,magical pictures!
Hattie, I’m pleased you think so! I’ve been finding similar photos posted over the past years while going through them (while still editing due to the transfer to WP).