This morning was very cold. The last few days have been in fact and yesterday when we went for a long ski it was so chilly (-15° c) I didn’t bother taking my camera. But I completely regretted it because the Escarpment was a wonderland like never before. The higher part of the park was completely frosted. There were places where every branch of every tree was sparkling with ice and snow. And the sun was shining. Breathtaking.
Something like these frosted branches below which I took pictures of this morning. Complete cheater pictures. There is only one small tree in my yard that looks like this and it’s frosted because the furnace is pumping out toxic steam onto it. Sorry. It was still kind of pretty in the morning light. Lesson learned…
All images © Karen McRae
35 thoughts on “Frozen Regrets”
I just came home today from 33º C to 12º C… and by just seeing those photos i get chilled by them 🙂 But they are really amazing 🙂
Stay warm! 🙂
Every time I come up with a reason that it would be better to leave my camera at home, I see the best photo ops.. That’s just how it works lol Wonderful post, beautiful photo’s!!
So true Juanita! Opportunities missed. Thank you! 🙂
If you keep your mouth shat nobody see it’s a cheat 😀
I would know Yoshizen. 🙂
It was way more magical than these.
It’s not cheating if you come up with awesome images like these! (At least that’s what I tell myself under the same circumstances. 🙂 ) Very cool shots of the frost. Cheers!
Thank you Steve! 🙂
I know! There was one magical moment in particular that also includes an ice storm and brilliant light that I missed. I wonder however, if occasionally the memory can be even more long lasting and powerful…no, I still wish I’d had my camera:)
That’s the danger Elena.. I try to separate out ( with great difficulty) photo trips from just enjoying the moment trips!
Love the pics karen.. who’d have thought white could be so interesting !
Yes sometimes the experience is the important thing… but “souvenirs” are nice!
I really relate to the abstract quality of these images and would like to see each one given more space. They are worth it. I enjoy spending time with each one separately. Each has its own magic.
Louis if you click on them individually you will get a bigger image to spend time with alone. 🙂
brrrr. lovely photos.
Thanks. Just chillin’ over here…
Such fragile, frigid beauty – wonderful images!
thank you so much.
Love these photos. I miss snow!
not much snow in Texas eh?
So lovely. To my eye, the snow was so thick and fluffy it covered the branches like a sweater.
I like that, little white crocheted sweaters.
I know how you feel about the cold. Try cold with out the beauty of white that is what we have.
But still incredibly beautiful where you are, even without the snow…
these frosted ‘branchy sticks’ look so fragile and delicate in your images. It seems that if you may touch the snow in say, the 2nd or 3rd image, that will be enough to make it come fluttering down. So well captured 🙂 I do like the frosty ‘crunch’ and ‘fangs’ in the last picture; a strong ending (and good juxtaposition) in the series. Thanks Karen!!
Thank you Marina, it is fragile, mostly it’s gone today. It’s the biting cold that grows frost.
Wonderful snow pictures. Close ups actually. 😀
Thank you Nandini!
I LOVE these photos. I finally learned my lesson and now have either my Nikon pocket camera or my cell phone in my pocket. Little manual control with either, but both beat out no camera every time. 😉
Good idea Shez. Some camera phone shots turn out rather well. My camera weighs a tonne so I don’t always drag it along…
Lovely images Karen. I agree with SL Schildan, it is definitely a great idea to have a small camera with you all the time. I do use my iPhone when I don’t feel like dragging my whole equipment, it is also a break for my neck and my back 😉
-15C?!! brrrrr Too cold for me!
Glad I dropped in before signing off. I loved the ice with teeth!
Great images, the last one looks like a frozen claw. After a couple of “proper” winters in the UK, we’re mainly getting wet and warm this year – oh how I miss those frosty mornings. Minus 15 though? brrrrr!
Brilliant winter photos!
Amazing, the totality of coldness in these images.