There was a small taste of spring here before winter came back to to say its goodbyes. The cold and strong winds of a few days ago have fashioned some icy sculptures along the river’s edge and on this quiet morning a thin layer of fresh ice was singing and straining under the stirring of a waking river. Later today we are promised snow and the landscape will transform temporarily yet again. As much as I find these transformations fascinating and lovely to photograph, I think I am quite ready for real spring.
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© Karen McRae, 2016
33 thoughts on “A Residual Winter Breath (2)”
quelle magnifique série, karen…merci et belle journée
Merci, Irene! xx
wow, really pretty but cccccccold !!!!
I think it’s supposed to warm up quite a bit tomorrow, all this ice should melt away…
Thank you, Gwennie.
I do hope Spring will come really soon !
Simply stunning images Karen
Thanks very much, Nicholas!
Winter is forced to concede in a most pretty fashion.
How I love those dark stalwart trees standing sentry in their delicate lace skirts. (Although, yes. Spring. We are ready.) Those backlit trees are positively leaning into spring.
Very beautiful Karen! 🙂
These are beautiful. You can also feel the cold of the scene as well. Fantastic work as usual!
Trees standing like Clydesdale horses in the river!
A scene I never get where I live! Beautiful and delicate. Love the skirts around the trees in the water and the little collection of ice drapery in a corner of the stream, so different to here. Thanks for posting these snippets of winter, Karen
Hermoso!!! Felicitaciones !!!
Stunning and Beautiful Photos, Karen
I’m sure there must be elves and pixies in there somewhere! 😉
What wonderful photographs of an amazing phenomenon.
These are so beautiful and haunting, we all agree. Waiting for Spring to show here as well, last night a powdering of snow fell. Hoping for sun. Your pictures are very special 🙂
The ice skirts are fascinating and you do a beautiful job photographing them, but I completely understand how ready you must be for Spring! Come on!
Beautiful, almost like structures in an cavern. Of course, drips are the skillful sculptors in both scenarios. Wonderfully captured, Karen.
beautiful, fascinating and mystical……..
You find such wonderful shapes and forms Karen. Extraordinary and beautiful.
Nature is fascinating. Amazing captures, Linda!
so fine, always, Karen. Thank you
Beautiful work, Karen! Have a god day!🌸💕
Lovely series – nature’s own art.
Let’s hope Spring honours her appointment. She seems to be absent so far – it’s snowing here. Great pictures, beautifully observed and meticulously shot. Thank you.
Love, Love, Love… I can see shire horses legs.. like this 😉 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shire_horse#/media/File:ShireDraftHorse.jpg