Monday, January 10, 2011

Nothing gold can stay

I opened my eyes this morning and the first thing I saw was a sparkling orange glow.

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Crystals had formed during the night, making beautiful patterns on the storm windows in the bedroom.

So, of course, I ran down the stairs to get the camera.

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The sun was just coming up.

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And this beauty was left just for me.

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And I love the colors.

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Nothing altered here. Just the colors of the morning against the frosty panes of glass.


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And life is good.

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Have a beautiful day, all. Thank you for stopping by my little part of the world.

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76 comments:

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore your blog. I love birds and your pictures are just lovely. Thank you for sharing. I live in Michigan and we have beautiful wildlife as well. Take care and happy New Year!

Kelly Barney
Kellybarney1966@yahoo.com

A New England Life said...

Spectacular Kate! It's one of those fleeting, rare moments that is always fun to capture. Very cool.

Roberta said...

Gorgeous photos! Sometimes au naturel beats anything you could do with photoshop.

Nice work!

Rocky Mountain Yankee said...

Beautiful! Glad you were able to capture it with your camera.

texwisgirl said...

Absolute perfection! A tiny, perfect miracle display. :)

Hilary said...

wow, those are beautiful.......your house reminds me of the studio......get the same thing on the storms. Maybe not so efficient, but sure pretty.

SarahinSC said...

Wow! Is that gorgeous or what! What a treat!

Annie said...

Amazing Kate. Just amazing. Thank you for showing us.

Country Girl said...

Well, welcome Kelly and Sarahin SC. I don't believe I've seen you here before.

Thanks, everyone. It was a treat to see.

~ C.G.

Gayle said...

So exciting, these little in things in life make it sweet. And it is so lovely!!

tj said...

...'Tis beautiful as the person who captured it. ;o)

...Thank you for sharing!

...Blessings... :o)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh...how beautiful....so great that you were able to get those shots....just gorgeous....

teddy and i send a hug to george

xxx

DesertHen said...

What an exquisite treat for the eyes to behold!

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful Kate. I'm just getting back on the computer, and these pictures were a lovely way to return. Thanks for your well wishes!

Kat :)

Hartwood Roses said...

I cannot imagine waking up to ice crystals on the window. If this were to happen in my bedroom, I doubt I could leave the warmth of my covers.

Deb said...

oh Kate those are just beautiful..

Alli said...

*gasps* these are gorgeous! I'm so glad you did get your camera as the sun was coming up and that you decided to share this beauty with us!

Char said...

very beautiful

deborah said...

I love the colors, too. Thanks for sharing!

candis said...

GORGEOUS! :D

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Not only the colors, but the shapes those crystals make is other-worldly. To see them juxtaposed against that sun is simply incredible. How gorgeous.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley would be proud. There is a museum with all his snowflake photographs in Vermont.

Mary Lou said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! That is the most gorgeous!!!
I may have to get up early tomorrow...
Really really wonderful.

Hilary said...

Wow..just beautiful. Nature is kind to you. A great way to wake up. You captured it wonderfully.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

All I can say is that I LOVE these photos. Love them. What a perfect moment to grab your camera and watching the "sun rise" through the sequence is great. My windows haven't given me such beautiful frost patterns this year, but just a full thick coat instead of designs.

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Country Girl said...

Nature really was kind to me today ~

~ C.G.

Michelle said...

Sigh. Such beauty. I find myself unable to blog unless I have a good picture to kick-start the process, and I fear my standards for a "good picture" have been raised unreasonably high by following blogs such as yours. Ppphhttt!

JackDaddy said...

I think your blog is the only way I'm gonna get to see the sun rise! :)

MaggieGem said...

Great series of shots, and so early in the morning! Reminded me of Stevie Wonder's Stay Gold:

"But can it be
When we can see
So vividly
A memory
And yes you say
So must the day
Too, fade away
And leave a ray of sun
So gold"

Oliag said...

I hope you put these in your shop Kate! They are simply stunning!...What a gorgeous series they would make! I don't think I have used quite enough exclamation points:)

...when we replaced our old windows with new efficient thermal paned windows they told us our heating bills would go down...but no one told me I would never see frost patterns again:(

Ruth Andre said...

What a beautiful series of photos for your morning wake up call. Spectacular. You have a lovely blog.

Patty said...

Beautiful! Really breathtaking shots. Thanks for sharing with us.

Reddirt Woman said...

Ahhhhhh... how absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for being an early riser!

Helen

Jayne said...

Ooooooo.... pretty, pretty!!!

Gail said...

Absolutely amazingly beautiful.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Gorgeous! We had an amazing sunrise here today and I got a few photos. They're not brilliant but I love to see the orange sky.

CJ xx

BUSH BABE said...

I'm so glad nature was kind to you today - you and Ree both featured Ms Nature at her finest.

She's being a real bitch over here... thanks for reminding me of the gentler side of her!
:-)
BB

PS You just have the BEST eye...

Nurse Nancy said...

Just wonderful!

ELK said...

that looks cold and warm all at the same time.. very beautiful

Daryl said...

I wish I could say I would like it to be cold enough for me to snap a shot or two like these but I cant, not honestly. I hate the cold .. and I think its not to thrilled with me. So its nice to have a friend whose icy mornings can be shared from a nice cozy warm distance..

Harlow said...

oh dear, these are so beautiful!

COUNTRY GAL said...

Awesome photos ! Have a warm and wonderful day !

TSannie said...

Such beautiful photos!

sharon said...

Love the photos. something magical about ice crystals! we received some snow, slick roads. At work watch it snow some more. would rather be home in my nice warm bed with a cup of hot tea! mmmmmm

Anonymous said...

How beautiful.
Lynda in Michigan.

Karen said...

How, Kate these are awesome. They would make GREAT notecards. WOW. I just have dognose smudges on my windows...

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh how beautiful is that. You are so lucky with the beautiful photo ops.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Exquisite.

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Deb said...

Bravo, macro lens!

Mary said...

Omigosh, that is AMAZING!!! What beautiful images! And at 55 degrees, I thought it was cold in OUR bedroom... :)

Melissa said...

How fortunate you are! I dream of awaking to views such as these. Very beautiful! I love that they are just as you saw them.

noura. said...

this is so incredibly beautiful wow

Carolynn said...

Not to compare, but Wow! Those, blow my frosted window shot all to H. E. Double Hockey Sticks.

Burnished bronze. That's what comes to mind. Outstanding. So glad you captured those and shared them here.

Jeanne Walker said...

Awesome photos...awesome colors! Love the ice crystals...that blue is amazing! The blue together with the sun's glow....priceless!

Stay warm...we're finally cold down here! No snow...just cold and gloomy!

Great week to ya!

Mental P Mama said...

Gorgeous!!!

Joy said...

Beautiful! I'm thinking you get up pretty early? Rise and shine!

glenda said...

Those pictures of the sun in the window with the ice crystals literally took my breath away.
golly, they sure are pretty.

mrs mediocrity said...

Oh my. Those are so beautiful they almost made me cry. What a way to start your day.

Lili said...

What a truly amazing sight to wake up to Kate. I so love how you capture these for us to see. xo ~Lili

Lisa RedWillow said...

Georgeous.. Love the pattern. My header on my blog is made from one of mine.
Stunning Sun

Cobalt Violet said...

Wow, fantastical! They are opalescent!
Great blog!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Fantastic photos. Really luv the colors.

homegrown countrygirl said...

I love this!!!

Merisi, Vienna said...

Exquisite!
Warmth and hope, captured masterly in the midst of winter.

Congratulations on the Post of the Week Award!

I hope the snowstorm does not hit your area too hard, stay safe,
hugs,
Merisi

ladyfi said...

Wow. These shots are just stunning!

Tabor said...

Congrats on your POTW. I love these photos and they remind me of when I was a little girl and saw these on the windows. Those of us who have double paned windows no longer see winter;s art.

Brian Miller said...

wow. these shots are brilliant! congrats on the potw

Out on the prairie said...

That frost makes a great shot and always brings back some fond memories of childhood.

holdingmoments said...

Nature has the best colours, and the best patterns. Lovely captures.

Congratulations on POTW

deb said...

CG ~~ this are wow. life is good indeed.
thank you so much for sharing how you see .

nancy in ks said...

Spectacular is the word! I've never seen pictures like these of frost. They are just gorgeous!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Gorgeous! I'm so glad you had the presence of mind to grab your camera - I'm afraid I would have been so mesmerized, I would have lost the moment!

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire said...

beautiful!

CherylK said...

These are wonderful photos! You've captured Mother Nature's artwork perfectly.

Congrats on your POTW mention!

Snappy Di said...

I was just over at Hilary's Smitten Image and noticed you received a POTW on your photos so had to come back and congratulate you. These really ARE nice photos, Kate.

Di