A Few Flakes

A last glimpse of one of the garden seed heads I’ve been documenting the last few months – crowned with a little snowflake. The whole lot of them are now winter-cloaked in many layers of these tiny crystal forms. It is mostly white world here.
FrostedWindowA frosted window.


© Karen McRae, 2012

Welcome, Winter

It is beautifully snowy here now. The trees are bent under the weight of it and the landscape is white and softly focused. These pictures are from yesterday – lots of snow was falling but some of it was melting and reforming into tiny drops of suspended worlds. Today those little worlds are frozen.

A Winter welcome.
WorldonaString2To give you an idea of size; I think this little drop is suspended from a spider web. I have a picture of the drop focused perfectly but you can’t see the little world inside…

Looking out of a melting-snow window.TangeldGarden

© Karen McRae, 2012

Tiny Transitions

There are more “mosaic” seed heads (see previous entry) I think I might post but this icy flower image was taken a day later – the day after the freezing rain. The temperature had dropped significantly and that made things look quite different.
The ice is shaped by these fluctuations.

A tiny world of rapid change.

© Karen McRae, 2012