Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ice Flowers


Just after sunrise last week, I noticed frost faeries had covered the wood with these delicate ice flowers. They bloomed a short time before disappearing. What a wonderful way to start the day! I am always amazed by the exquisite detail one can find in nature.

13 comments:

Cloudhands said...

Delightful! The water crystals must have been especially excited to get to be creating and decided on flowering rather than boring old upright spikes. Obviously I miss a lot that happens at dawn. I'll have to work on that.

dragonfly said...

Wonderful, nature is such ans artist!

Happy New Year
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Looking to the Stars said...

This is an amazing and beautiful picture. I love it :)

Cedar ... said...

Mother Nature is the best artist of all! How nice that you were there to capture that... and you did so beautifully!

Clytie said...

Absolutely stunning ice flowers! I'm glad you found them.

Grannie Annie said...

Sissy Bea they are wonderful and so unusual I don't think I have ever seen frost like that...beautiful.
You know I am wishing the very Happiest of New Years and many blessing for you and your family.
Have fun and stay safe.

iwings said...

Great lovely bouquet of flowers!
I think they were especialy picked for you, straight from Heaven.

peggy gatto said...

Totally the most beautiful picture ever, thank you!!

Natural Moments said...

These are absolutely fantastic. One can find so much in these shapes and configurations. Its as if with each crystal we take into us, we receive new sensations that enlighten us, and therefore bring us new inspirations.

Wendy said...

Oh so pretty! I love your ice flowers. I agree - nature is the best artist.

Roxana said...

they are so lovely and delicate! and you were right there, and knew how to look...

Happy New Year, Beth!

Marina said...

Simply wonderful!!!

jewelrygirl said...

That is exquisite! Looks like my crystal snowflakes!

Nice!