Thursday, January 21, 2010

Winter's Bling

Last week we had unseasonably cold temperatures dipping into the 20's.
When weather like this visits, nature's diamonds appear.
Our fountain in the backyard was still running despite the wintery blast.
Icy tendrils formed while drops of water still flowed.
A layer of sparkling ice covers the water in each bowl.
Sheets of crystal ice form as the fountain water bubbles over the top.
The following day the fountain was turned off and the full effect of Winter's bling was apparent.
Diamond-like fingers sparkle in the winter sunlight.

Icicles have formed not only from the upper edge downward but from the bottom up too!
Ice is like nature's divine display of diamonds, sparkling like crystal beneath the winter sun's beaming rays of light:).


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello my sweet friend....those pictures are wonderful. Here in Minneapolis, March is the magic diamonds hanging from the tree month; a treacherous but beautiful time. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such wonderful, encouraging comments..guess what I did. I jumped the gun and made a big mistake! MY DEFENSE IS NEXT THURSDAY!!! AHHHHHH! But, your prayers and well wishes are not wasted. The support is tremendous and I thank you so much! Bisous and have a great week! Anita

Cynthia K. said...

Hi there! What glorious pictures you have taken - just amazing! Yes, they do look like diamonds. I have to say I've never seen a picture of the ice freezing upward like that - didn't know it could even do it. Wow!!

Have a Beautifully Blessed 2010...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

very pretty...

Jodie LeJeune said...

WOW girl, beautiful photos!!!! I hope you get used to your new computer soon because those photos would be even more gorgeous if they were enlarged even bigger so we can see the details without having to click on each one. Get busy and that computer under control girl!!!!!
Have I told you that I've missed you this month???
everything vintage

Andrea said...

Kim, your fountain is so pretty! I used to tell my younger sister stories about a magic place called Iceland (not the country). I thought of them when I saw your pictures.

Blessings, precious friend!

Much Love,


Elizabeth Bradley said...

How beautiful, wonderful images. Deep in the dead of summer, won't it all seem impossible?

June said...

Kim these pics are magical. I bet this is not common down there where you live and that would make it all that more special. Be warm my friend.

SharDon Exclusives said...

Ice is so lovely when it forms like these gorgeous patterns as long as you are on the inside, snuggled up looking
Gorgeous pictures! Oh, but I am looking forward to SPRING...
Blessings, dear girl,

Eastlake Victorian said...


What beautiful icicle photos! Don't you just love how icicles look? They truly are natures "bling." I love how they look like stalactites and stalagmites in your beautiful fountain. When we were kids, we used to throw rocks at icicles hanging off roofs and eat them like popsicles. Now that I think about it, that was a totally disgusting thing to do! Yuck!

But your pictures are gorgeous!


crochet lady said...

Those are fantastic pics kim! Winter has such beauty if we take the time to look.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Mostly delightful of nature to give you such a display of ice in your fountains.


Piney Rose said...

Thank you for sharing something pretty out of a dismal winter!