Every winter I find myself pressed up against this window holding my breath while I turn my lens on the forming frost. A tiny new garden grows during each cold spell and it’s never the same. You can find last January’s ‘Winter Garden’ here .
© Karen McRae, 2015
60 thoughts on “Winter Garden 2”
a whole symphony in these images Karen! Wow
I always find these patterns pretty amazing too, Mimo. One of the jewels of winter.
Beautiful tiny gardens, Karen. I love each vignette with its incredible detail.
Thank you, Jane. The details are quite fascinating aren’t they.
Nice! One of the prices we pay for multi-glazing is no frosted windows. I guess lower heating bills are worth it, but I think it is quite a sacrifice.
Ha, yes! These frost growths are actually trapped between two panes in a modern ‘sealed’ window (which apparently isn’t quite sealed anymore! ). I’m not sure I’ll ever want to replace it., though… : )
You have such a magical eye. The pictures of birds, these crystals… love it.
Thank you, Laura, such a nice thing to hear!
gosh that is just so very beautiful! x
One of the wonders of nature for sure. Thank you.
Beautiful Karen…they have the ethereal feel that I always enjoy in you work.
Hi Nick, thanks very much.
SPEEDDEMON2 stole the words from me. Pure beauty!
: ) It’s a lovely subject to photograph, thanks Marina!
Beautiful work, Karen! You’ve captured this magical world perfectly.
Thank you, Sydney. I still feel like I could photograph these differently but I haven’t quite figured it out yet. I’ll keep trying!
This garden blooms through your lens, Karen. 🙂
Yes, I guess I’m lucky to have these frosty flowers so handy. : )
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These are stunning. The soft even light seems to set them apart from the glass, as if free standing sculptures…beautiful.
Thanks so much, I like your interpretation.
Wow! Truly amazing. They look like ferns and blown dandelion clocks. How cool that water does this!
It is astonishing what water does, I love all the different forms. Thanks very much for your comment, Sarah.
La nature nous gratifie de beaux givres bien ciselés, un peu comme de la gravure sur verre! Toutes les photos sont belles 🙂
Wow so beautiful !!
Wow. Spectacular photographs.
I love your feost pictures Karen> These are so beutiful and the soft pastel colours compliment them perfectly.
Frost, oops 🙂
Wow, these are beautiful. I really like the colours and light as well. Great stuff!
quelle belle dentelle, merci..
Beautifully delicate, MM🍀
Frost sculptures! Lovely…
nature is spectacular. that you thought to look and shoot … Awesome. Amazing photographs. wow
The old house I lived in as a kid had several windows that would have beautiful frost gardens. No one thought to try and take pictures of them. The house and windows are long gone, torn down years ago. I miss a frosty window in the winter, always enjoyed the delicate beauty which you’ve certainly captured.
Fascinating! Great to see your images larger now Karen on the new design!
Wow it’s amazing how nature can just spike us with awe. They’re beautiful! Thank you for sharing these amazing photographs, truly brightened my day. 🙂
I love how your garden grows, Karen – lovely
A delicateness that only nature can provide – gorgeous camera work!
I always love these. I remember them from last year too.
Stunningly stunning images!
breath takingly beautiful !
I really like the wild tangents the growths take – like nature imitating art. Fascinating images.
It’s a wonder of nature – beautiful images!
No way! All wonderful! Check out that first one – for me, especially divine!❄️❄️❄️
Ever new, ever fascinating. Wonderful set.
Breath taking beauty and nature’s creations leave me humbled. Thank you for capturing and sharing it.
Micro sculptures that animate before right before the eyes!
I loved these last year, and still do! Beautiful captures.
That’s amazing !
Invites me to dream
These are amazing!!
I see birds!
Wow, the ice princess has certainly come out and shown her skill ~ such beautiful captures Karen…
Awesome, as usual.
How beautiful nature is