The Edge of Winter November 24, 2013 | drawandshoot Yesterday – A snowfall and a pond icing over. You can see a little bit of open water in the dark areas – Winter is closing in. © Karen McRae, 2013 Share this:SharePinterestEmailTumblrFacebookTwitterLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Love those trees. Beautiful images. 😉
Thank you, Cynthia. I was happy to find the pond looking like this. : )
Fabulous images ! Wrap up warm and hibernate !
Thanks, Chris. Yes, there is lots of wrapping up warm around here, followed by hot tea and hibernation. : )
I went skating yesterday and, yes, winter is coming in! Nice pictures Karen, I love it. 🙂
Indoor skating I guess, Meho?
Yes, today is cold! I imagine the pond is completely frozen over now with a thin layer. Thank you!
No, that was outside ice skating. We have the chance to have an outdoor cooled ice rink in Quebec. I am skating since octobre. 🙂 I will show you some pictures of this soon!
We have a couple of those rinks too but I’m not sure they are open. I’ll watch for the pictures!
Here they are (was) http://lemehograph.com/2013/11/10/warmth-the-hearty-season-has-begun/
Peaceful and serene… very nice.
Thank you! Yesterday was very beautiful; snowy and not too cold. Nice for being outside. Today it is very cold and windy.
Especially the last one, it’s tone and texture is breathtakingly beautiful.
What a hell of that strange pattern in those top two photo (in fact in the 3rd too) 🙂
Thank you, Yoshizen. Yes those patterns in the ice are strange and interesting, aren’t they. Some of them are like star-bursts and others like lightening strikes.
Oh, you don’t know what neither.
It seems, your environment / country having many
spooky phenomena. 😀
Oh, thanks very much, Liana. I was happy to see the pond looking a bit magical.
Great! The last one is my favourite.
Thank you, Ray!
I’m thrilled by the brisk refresh of winter, and your images delight! The last is especially inviting!
I am loving the winter too, Elena. Everything is white and fresh and beautiful at the moment! Thank you. : )
Those small “windows” on the ice are magical transmiting the reflections of the trees with a quietness sense. Lovely!
Small windows of opportunity; the pond is now frozen and snow covered. Thank you, Jesús!
Very nice shots and treatments. We had a light snow fall, and this morning a freezing fog . . . the trees and shrubs look beautiful, and were it not for the 15 deg(F) temperature and 12mph winds and 4 deg(F) windchill, by golly I would be out there snapping away.
. . . understand, I’m concerned for my equipment . . .
I understand what you mean about protecting your camera but I go out even at -25 Celsius and am impressed at how the camera handles the cold. Of course at that temperature I can’t stay out too long myself! The cold temps make for magic pictures sometimes.
The camera . . . right; I would be concerned about it as well, but probably not as much.
Ba, ha, ha! Oh, … that equipment …
That one where it looks like I’m looking up through a frozen pond through a crack in the ice. Mmmm!
Thank you, Anna. I like that idea.
I particularly like the last photograph here, such a beautiful shot.
Thank you, Tom.
Now I can feel the real Winter Time (:
It’s here in full force now!
Perfect title for a lovely set of pictures Karen 🙂
Thank you, Mike. We seem to have crossed over the edge of winter to the other side now. It’s a white world!
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…Keep warm and happy ;O)
It’s not too cold today but we have lots of beautiful snow which I love.
I love first winter painting! You showed it very real.
Yes, the first snows are beautiful. Thanks for your comment.
Karen, you always accompany your amazing compositions with such perfect titles. You make this cold season so much friendlier…
As long as you are dressed well the cold season is not too bad. It has its own pure beauty, anyway. Thanks, Marina!
Beautiful and enchanting compositions. Your work is an inspiration, Karen.
Thanks ever so much, Simon! : )
Winter is coming, I’m not ready. Snowed a fair amount in Toronto Canada yesterday. Lovely photos showing the start of the season.
Ah, you are not too far away. I never feel ready for winter, I find. But once it is here I try to embrace it fully! It’s very beautiful today with lots of snow on the ground, and more falling. Thank you!
Wow! At the edge of winter, those dark lines in the thin ice seem to be hieroglyphes or runes that have something to to tell us, probably a reminder or warning: make sure to stay warm! Wonderful images!
They are interesting shapes, aren’t they? Hieroglyphs is a good interpretation. A mysterious ice language.
What gorgeous, otherworldly images.
Thank you, Kari.
The edge of winter creeping in.,.
The third is my favourite.
Hi Ashley, it seems to be fully upon us now. Thanks!
I just love the last image. Beautifully simple.
It was very peaceful there, Marina, I’m glad you like it, thank you.
Gosh Karen, I am off to subzero temps in a week. Your posts may soon be my reality. I hope it feels as magical!
Oh cool (ha,ha), where are you headed, Marina?
I hope you take your camera along. : )
As always with your work, Karen, these are gorgeous! Thank you for capturing that fleeting moment.
It was a fleeting moment! Thanks for your lovely comment Elizabeth.
remarkable captures and vision – i also was struck by the third photo particularly
Thank you, Nathan. : )
Ouch – Winter’s arrived. Gorgeous textures, patterns, colour and light! Superb Karen! 🙂
It has fully arrived, Adrian! It looks like a winter wonderland now so it’s no too bad. Thanks.
Beautilul in their essential simplicity.
Much thanks, Alessandro.
Very simple but evocative.
“Oh what fun it is to ride” into winter with your camera, and presumably in silence rather than with bells jingling.
I haven’t heard any sleigh bells as of yet but I think we have enough snow for that now!
Thank you, Mary.
lovely as usual
Third photo breathtaking.
Thanks very much, Elaine.
Yes, here we go. These are like beautiful icy shrouds. Is it me, or do the cracks look like little dancing figures?
Here we go is right – it seems to be full on winter now.
Yes, ice dancers, I think so too! Thanks, Richard.
Nice images … very zen!
Thank you, Denise. I love the minamilist opportunities that winter presents.
Nice and I thought your others were good. These “‘go” with your other work really well. Wispy and icy and well done.
Thank you, Hollis. That’s very kind. I’m lucky to live in an ever-changing landscape.
Nice way to put it!
I love your eye for Winter, Karen…beautiful images.
Thank you, Scott! : )
It’s a fun time if year for exploring the landscape.
You’re welcome, Karen…and it certainly is. 🙂
What a beauty! Nice done – as everytime 🙂
These are so beautiful. Like a bit of a dream of winter.
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Your eye just sees differently. Different=good.
Love these, but where has the summer gone ! it only seems yesterday that you were posting images of thing emerging from snow………..
I love the winter, your exquisite photography make me jump with joy! 🙂
More brilliance from you Karen.. you rarely disappoint.. 🙂
Beautiful Karen! I love all three – the first two and their mysterious patterns, and the third one so perfectly composed.
It’s creeping in on its tiptoes, cracking the ice..beautiful..
Intriguing pictures. In the top one, the cracks in the ice resemble stick figures, and I very much like the bottom picture, with that sudden contrast between the vaguely seen dark stems, and those that achieve a sudden sharpness in the open water. A
i just looked at this again. It’s so incredibly pictographic. Right at the edge of something… beginning perhaps. So beautiful.