Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

Simplicity

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Simplistic beauty … catches and holds the eye.

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Fascinating Ice

There’s more to ice than just ice. I accidentally found a 2008 folder with 109 pictures from a serious ice storm. (Luckily, we didn’t lose power.)

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My backyard turned into a sparkling display of the many possibilities of ice. This purple coneflower seedhead took on a completely different appearance.

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Rosemary transformed into a dramatic composition.

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The fascinating thing about ice is how it distorts and reverses images. The blue sky overhead ends up reflected on the side of the ice.

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I wonder if this is where the phrase “frozen in time” came from?

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How can a uniform line of lumps form with very little underneath to create and hold them? They’re actually larger on the top side. Guess it was cold enough that the rain didn’t have time to move far after hitting the ice.

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Simple beauty formed everywhere I looked.

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The blue sky overhead and the red barn ended up reflected upside down in the ice … and the reflected snow made it look like a cloudy sky.

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I can’t tell what kind of lichens this is inside the “ice drop.”

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It’s been such a treat to relive the beauty of that ice storm.

Deserves Respect

The ground crunched under foot in the backyard. The sun shone through very few clouds. The 9 a.m. temperature sat at 27, and the northwest wind blew at 20mph, gusting to 29, making a wind chill of 15.

I walked right up to this dandelion, in full bloom, showing no signs of even knowing it was cold.

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  I know many people consider dandelions to be a weed. Not me. They’re one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring and last in the fall. Butterflies and other insects visit them. Kids of all ages like to blow the seeds from their ball-shaped seedhead.

The flower sure had my respect, and my appreciation for the beauty it added to my day.