Stained glass

Nature is a cathedral

And when the sun shines through the iced trees

They are frosted stained glass windows.

Stained glass 1 copy

The grandeur of these spires

Never fails to amaze

Frosted effect

And the dancing light of winter

Waltzes its way into the soul.

Stained glass snow

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96 responses

  1. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!!!
    Lady, the photo of these tree is stunning.
    What incredible beauty.

    January 21, 2013 at 16:07

  2. Oh, wow. Fabulous use of light. Beautiful beyond words.

    January 21, 2013 at 16:14

  3. Your writing is as beautiful as your photos. Such a talented eye for beauty, and such a wonderful way with words! “…the dancing light of winter waltzes its way into the soul.” Brilliant.

    I’ve been looking at photos of Savannah, GA lately (in putting together my latest post), and that first photo could almost be of Spanish Moss hanging from tree limbs in Dixie! But the next two – no mistaking those for Northern, winter beauty. :-) Beautiful!

    January 21, 2013 at 16:21

  4. Darn, I sure wrote versions of the word “beauty” a lot. Well, that’s just the effect your posts have on my vocabulary. :-)

    January 21, 2013 at 16:23

  5. This is sheer magic:)

    January 21, 2013 at 16:34

  6. Such beautiful words and photos! The light in winter is amazing. Especially when it’s reflected on snow or ice. So lovely.

    January 21, 2013 at 16:36

  7. What a beautiful scene!

    January 21, 2013 at 16:40

  8. Beautiful, incredibly beautiful!

    January 21, 2013 at 16:40

  9. Words aren’t enough!! These are such incredible, breathtaking captures of the beauty in your world and the perfect words to match! Thanks for sharing both! A beautiful way to begin my day — any day!

    January 21, 2013 at 16:55

  10. Love the poetry and the pics, Lady. Simply beautiful! :) Eric

    January 21, 2013 at 17:03

  11. Thank goodness for the beauty of winter else its cold would be unbearable.

    January 21, 2013 at 17:05

  12. Absolutely exquisite!

    January 21, 2013 at 17:07

  13. wow…def amazing…i love stain glass as well..and that is a perfect title for this…smiles.

    January 21, 2013 at 17:27

  14. That is an amazing collection of shots….I don’t want to say it’s worth getting frost bite over, it’s not…but still they are lovely.

    How will you treat the frost bite?

    Jen

    January 21, 2013 at 17:57

  15. Beautiful words and images!

    January 21, 2013 at 17:59

  16. Lady Fi, your photos look like paintings!!
    They are perfect.
    Regards
    Lucia

    January 21, 2013 at 18:08

  17. TexWisGirl

    beautiful! i sure hope your face is doing well!

    January 21, 2013 at 18:20

  18. Your photos, especially the lighting effects are amazing Fiona.

    January 21, 2013 at 18:23

  19. WOW! WOW! WOW!

    I wish I could be there…

    January 21, 2013 at 18:24

  20. Fabulous photos, Fiona… I love seeing the sun poke through the trees —and it’s even better when there’s snow and frost on the trees… TERRIFIC….

    Hope you are feeling better today.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    January 21, 2013 at 18:33

  21. Such a great way to look at your amazing frosty snowy scenes.

    January 21, 2013 at 19:37

  22. I’ve seen some beautiful stained glass windows, but none of them come close to the beauty of nature. The ‘windows’ in these photos are gorgeous.

    January 21, 2013 at 19:43

  23. Beautiful!!! It looks like icicles falling from the trees! Very different from our trees with snow!!!

    January 21, 2013 at 20:02


  24. · Beautiful landscapes
    · Tomorrow I will go for a walk up the mountain. I hope to use my snowshoes

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    January 21, 2013 at 20:08

  25. Lovely to see the frosted twigs turning the light golden…

    January 21, 2013 at 20:15

  26. These shots are so magical. Winter can be such a beautiful time of year as you’ve shown here.

    January 21, 2013 at 20:17

  27. Beautiful pictures..

    January 21, 2013 at 20:21

  28. Wow!!! that first image is so glamorous… awed, awed am I by all the Creator carves, paints and breathes into life!

    January 21, 2013 at 20:32

  29. The first photo portrayed this poem so beautifully!!!

    January 21, 2013 at 20:48

  30. It looks rather nice.

    January 21, 2013 at 20:51

  31. Applause! Love that first one.

    January 21, 2013 at 21:08

  32. Such wonderful effects! :)

    January 21, 2013 at 21:09

  33. Stunning! Nature is such a miracle to behold. You have captured moments that take the breath away. :)

    January 21, 2013 at 22:08

  34. Such a perfect title for these beautiful photographs!

    January 21, 2013 at 22:19

  35. Thanks for your comment in #549, Cristal Rasgado.
    Have you noticed that there was a red link for English readers?
    Hugs

    January 21, 2013 at 22:49

  36. Truly worshipful images. Nature’s grandeur never fails to amaze. Glad your frostbite feels better. I used coconut oil, too – was advised against any perfumed manufactured lotions that could irritate.

    January 21, 2013 at 23:23

  37. Very nice That’s true , “”nature is cathedral ” :)

    January 21, 2013 at 23:41

  38. love the long casted shadows in the last shot. The ice seem to be quite thick.

    January 22, 2013 at 00:05

  39. Just magnificent!

    January 22, 2013 at 00:37

  40. love the contrast of light and shadow!

    January 22, 2013 at 00:38

  41. Al

    Stunning, especially that first shot. It really is like a heavenly cathedral.

    January 22, 2013 at 00:57

  42. The light in those graceful bare trees really is heavenly! My kind of cathedral. I hope you are feeling better.

    January 22, 2013 at 01:05

  43. Wonderful light, delicious frames, these pictures are beautiful. Pure magic.

    January 22, 2013 at 01:33

  44. absolutely magical.

    January 22, 2013 at 02:36

  45. Amazingly beautiful pics!

    January 22, 2013 at 02:41

  46. Just stunning images! (But I hope you are inside unless you’re feeling a lot better!)

    January 22, 2013 at 03:19

  47. Nothing is more beautiful than Nature’s art, which we can’t duplicate. We are struck in awe and feel happy to be blessed. You never fails to amaze me, neither, ladyfi.

    Yoko

    January 22, 2013 at 03:29

  48. cathedral indeed!

    Happy Aloha to YOU
    from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ >
    >

    January 22, 2013 at 04:29

  49. Wow, you are the Queen of Light. Such great photographs really brighten up winter.

    January 22, 2013 at 05:11

  50. Sometimes when I come here I find myself wondering….is it true that you have the most beautiful scenery around you or is it true that it is you who can see such beauty in everything around you.

    January 22, 2013 at 05:28

  51. Lew

    Indeed, your winter is beautiful, as well as cold! Glad the shea butter and coconut oil are working.

    January 22, 2013 at 07:45

  52. Nice pictures you show.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. Wish you a good Tuesday :) Hanne Bente – http://www.hbt.finus.dk

    January 22, 2013 at 08:21

  53. Marvelous!!!

    January 22, 2013 at 09:22

  54. So gorgeous Lady Fi!!
    Such a beautiful light… love it. :)
    Warm greetings from Holland,
    Anna

    January 22, 2013 at 09:39

  55. A winter wonderland indeed and your words fit perfectly with the images

    Mollyxxx

    January 22, 2013 at 10:23

  56. Zuzana

    These images are magnificent and I love the analogy here. Indeed nature creates the most stunning structures.;) Have a great week.;) xoxo

    January 22, 2013 at 10:25

  57. Lady Fi, these images are gorgeous. The first shot is magical. Thanks for sharing your lovely world. Have a happy week ahead.

    January 22, 2013 at 11:05

  58. Extraordinary images.

    January 22, 2013 at 12:41

  59. Wow! truly great captures.

    January 22, 2013 at 13:27

  60. Lovely shots!

    January 22, 2013 at 14:20

  61. I do love the magic of winter!

    January 22, 2013 at 14:32

  62. There is nothing more beautiful than the sun shining on icy trees. One of the splendors of winter.

    January 22, 2013 at 15:20

  63. excellent clicks

    January 22, 2013 at 15:24

  64. Beautiful play of light. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    January 22, 2013 at 15:38

  65. Amazing! The sun creates a astonishing window.

    January 22, 2013 at 15:46

  66. Tres beau wintery images Fiona, it’s so easy to get carried away by the beauty and keep going longer than safe, hope your windburn is not quite so painful today. Btw I really enjoyed your RED interview with Red Nomad..

    January 22, 2013 at 15:46

  67. What a beautiful analogy.

    January 22, 2013 at 16:17

  68. so tranquil .. so humbling to be amid that beauty

    January 22, 2013 at 16:28

  69. Gorgeous photos !!

    January 22, 2013 at 17:47

  70. JM

    All shots are beautiful but the top one is outstanding! I’m in awe!

    January 22, 2013 at 18:33

  71. shewhocarriescamera

    My Oh My Oh My!!

    January 22, 2013 at 18:43

  72. Ash

    Oh my God! Your photos are pure MAGIC!!!!

    January 22, 2013 at 19:23

  73. Absolutely gorgeous!

    January 22, 2013 at 19:41

  74. Anonymous

    Great pictures…you catched it perfect!!! Great job! Toppen!

    January 22, 2013 at 20:49

  75. joy

    Breathtaking shots!

    January 22, 2013 at 22:17

  76. Gorgeous!

    January 23, 2013 at 01:52

  77. I love how you view the world. And I can almost see a heart in that first photo!

    January 23, 2013 at 02:21

  78. I love the last line, “waltzing is way into the soul.”

    January 23, 2013 at 03:46

  79. You really live in a beautiful land.

    January 23, 2013 at 04:47

  80. Gorgeous!

    January 23, 2013 at 05:52

  81. Hi! Very beautiful natural stained glasses. Sunlights through the trees are very beautiful.

    January 23, 2013 at 06:51

  82. Love your header and RWE’s words, your exquisite “stained glass windows” and the overall beauty of your blog. Hope your face is doing much better now!

    January 23, 2013 at 07:56

  83. J Cosmo Newbery

    Almost enough to make me religious. Almost! ;-)

    January 23, 2013 at 12:12

  84. Amazing is right!!! These are truly stunning and make for a wonderful winter garden. thanks for sharing them with us.
    xo jj

    January 23, 2013 at 16:59

  85. imac

    Let there be light, and – there was. brill

    January 23, 2013 at 17:10

  86. Wow! What a fascinating post! Always a delight to bathe in your pictures and words. Gorgeous!


    My Yatra Diary…

    January 23, 2013 at 17:15

  87. These images bring such delight to my soul….. Thank you!

    January 23, 2013 at 17:44

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    January 23, 2013 at 19:38

  89. OMG!!! What a breathtaking post !! Love your images and love your thoughts.

    thanks for sharing.

    cordially – veredit

    January 23, 2013 at 22:46

  90. wow, spectacular! Beautiful light!

    January 23, 2013 at 23:11

  91. Those pictures of the sun shining through the trees do look great, but I specially liked the open snow scene in your last photo Fi – Dave

    January 24, 2013 at 09:25

  92. great scenery, lovely prose… :) thanks for sharing.

    January 24, 2013 at 13:36

  93. You are a true artist–both with your lovely photography and your beautiful words. Such lovely pictures and a wonderful comparison to stained glass windows. Mickie :)

    January 25, 2013 at 17:12

  94. It’s been a long time since I haven’t seen beauty like this!

    January 26, 2013 at 07:44

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