Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ice Storm Microcosm

Last spring, I showed you the blueberry field across town up on East Hill. Our friends and fellow farmers were burning the field so that this coming summer, there will be lots of berries. Here's what it looked like at sunrise the other day.


I tramped around looking at all the little bits of nature swathed in ice. Stunning - I was bowled over. I bent down and set the camera on super-macro. Here's what it was seeing.


I use this plant which I call Princess Pine for my winter wreaths when I can find it. A bit too covered up to take it that day.


I love this one - the icy globs around the little buds with the blue sky bleeding through the ice are a world unto their own. The sparkling, diamond-like background of all the other little ice sculptures gives a lavender haze.

My friend Yola Shashaty is a painter who lives in NYC. Everywhere I looked, the natural ice sculptures reminded me of her organic paintings. I must burn her a CD and send it for a Christmas gift. I wonder what she would paint if she were there stomping around with me.

11 comments:

Deborah said...

Wow, is that ever cool! It's beautifully haunting! Thank you for the photos, Kristin. Magical!

cheryl at work said...

Thank you for sharing the beauty that is around you with all of us!

bluekaeru said...

I love the pictures! Could you give me some details on your camera?? I love taking macro shots but I have not been able to capture the lovely depth of field shown in these shots. Absolutely wonderful!

It almost makes me wish we got ice like that. *Almost*

marit said...

Beautiful!!!

Rane said...

Breath taking!
I am speechless!
Rane
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Willow said...

The ice is amazing. The last photo looks like a frozen waterfall.

Belle said...

Incredible & beautiful.

Deborah (aka Mt. Mom) said...

Beautiful!

tamdoll said...

I love those "icy gobs". We had them over some plants, and then the plants somehow melted a little, slipping out, leaving the ice shells. I'm going to see if I have a good picture of it.. yours are really magnificent shots.

leslie said...

fantastic, these are so neat!

Angela said...

gorgeous! i, too, love how the blue sky came out to set off the ice!

we had a bad ice storm here, too, but i watched it from the sofa while knitting. didn't get out to take any pictures. :)