In with the cold





DecemberWindowFrost6This is what happens when an ice breathing dragon is trapped between 2 pieces of glass; your windows frost up and the temperature plummets.

The-Dragon'sBreathTechnically, this window has failed; there should not be moisture, frost, or dragons(!) trapped between the sealed panes, but I like to think of it as a literal ‘silver’ lining. Technical failure can lead to interesting things…

Happy New Year!

[These window frost photographs were made today – I have posted similar frost a few times last winter but it is always reinventing itself]

© Karen McRae, 2013

82 thoughts on “In with the cold

    1. Thank you, I always find these formations fascinating – I have a few more to post.
      I have added colour to the last 2 (blue ones) only. The ones in the middle were made looking in the window from the outside and the colour is from things on the other side of the window. these has a little less dimension. The others were taken looking out.

  1. Love these beautiful images, especially the first……and the last of the dragon shape. Now isn’t that ‘dragon’ shape spectacular. Of course, I never see this sort of thing in Melbourne, Aust. so find these lovely formations all the more interesting.

    Hope you have a Happy New Year and all the best in 2014.

  2. Happy New Year Karen. Such a pleasure to see your work as it develops during the year, and again next year I am sure. These frost pictures are yet another example of how you take things to the next level. These are not just any old frost pictures, these are glorious.

  3. Thank God for all the flaws in the world, including a failed sealed window, so much a boon to artmaking. All the best in the New Year and best wishes for creating lots of more fantastic artwork. I’m always happy to see your posts. Stay warm!

  4. Bonjour Karen ,

    Hors d’une même veine , en la matière ,
    tes dragons d’airs , à la surface ,
    sous formes de glace , sont flammes d’éthers ,
    ton univers , conte feu l’ancienne .
    Becs Légendaires

  5. Beautiful patterns, Karen – my favourite is the last one – it reminds me of a galloping horse or then again dragon, going right, with it large, powerful haunches and tail on the left, and its upraised head and foreleg at the right end. Happy New Year! Adrian

  6. Hi Karen
    Happy new year to you and yours 🙂
    Thank you for the gifts of your wonderland, the birds, ice, water, sky, oh so much. I am so lucky to be a part of your world. Thank you so much for supporting me on this adventure we are taking with wordpress. It’s fun. Big hugs to you.

  7. I just love these frost shots. 🙂 I wish you a happy new year and I look forward to seeing more of your fabulous photography in 2014 🙂

  8. Your ability to capture the delicate is extraordinary, Karen. Thank you so much for sharing your work. I’m inspired every time. Happy New Year! Meredith

  9. Oh my! That first one looks like two Samuris! Amazing Karen! Gosh it’s hard to comment using the IPad … 😦 But I made it! Or it did! 🙂

  10. Gorgeous! I don’t envy you the cold that creates this (since moving to N. Texas I’m even less cold-tolerant than I used to be, and now that it’s in the 20s F here I have to laugh at how bundled up I get just to go outside. So I’m doubly glad you recorded your frost art for those of us who’d rather experience it vicariously most of the time. Silver linings indeed!

  11. My god, these are spectacular. I had to zoom in to see them fully. I want to keep zooming. They feel loose and tight at once, natural and somehow artificial. That last one is moving. Being from a warm place, I’ve never seen anything like this before and did not know they had a name. Dragons? Love them. (Happy new year, Karen! Thank you for always treating my eyes to something wondrous. xoox)

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