Silken painting

I opened my front door, took a walk on the ice…

… and rubbed my eyes in disbelief.

Someone had rolled out a silken scarf and created a masterpiece with delicate, loving brush strokes

In pearl, and grey, and white and black.

(This colour photo is straight from the camera. Wondrous!)

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70 responses

  1. Oh, how gorgeous! This one really took my breath away! I’m so glad you captured it and thank you so much for sharing! That is one of the most beautiful, snowy pictures I’ve ever seen! It’s worth being cold! Have a beautiful week, my friend!

    Sylvia

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    February 2, 2010 at 06:15

  2. Yes, a real masterpiece!

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    February 2, 2010 at 06:38

  3. wow! … just wow!

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    February 2, 2010 at 06:45

  4. It IS like a painting.

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    February 2, 2010 at 07:01

  5. I too started to say it is like a painting, but I think any painter would be incredibly lucky to capture this! There isn’t much that makes me think freezing would be worth it, but this could do it. It really is beautiful Fi.

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    February 2, 2010 at 07:17

  6. lilalia

    Who but nature could paint such a wonder? Spectacular.

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    February 2, 2010 at 07:41

  7. What a fantastic picture, and I loved the text accompanying it. You are a poet, Fi, not just a photographer.

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    February 2, 2010 at 08:10

  8. glorious! this scene is like a dream.

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    February 2, 2010 at 08:51

  9. Wow, wonderful photo – quite stunning.

    But it’s not Oscar – he’s below. I swear that dog has intelligence in his eyes.

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    February 2, 2010 at 09:22

  10. a stunner indeed!

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    February 2, 2010 at 09:29

  11. Simply gorgeous.

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    February 2, 2010 at 09:43

  12. I don’t really know what to say….it’s breathtaking!!

    C x

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    February 2, 2010 at 10:51

  13. How astoundingly gorgeous! And you’re just wonderful to be quick with the camera and share it with us. Thanks.

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    February 2, 2010 at 11:13

  14. I think this takes the prize for my favourite snow picture ever. It is simply gorgeous, Fi.

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    February 2, 2010 at 11:18

  15. There is an award over at mine for you 🙂

    C x

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    February 2, 2010 at 11:38

  16. Amazing one!
    A snowy beauty!

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    February 2, 2010 at 11:40

  17. Speechless!! Stunningly beautiful!!

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    February 2, 2010 at 11:58

  18. Pretty nice, for snow.

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    February 2, 2010 at 12:15

  19. Your photos this winter have sparked in me a desire to move to Sweden, or at least spend a year there!

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    February 2, 2010 at 12:22

  20. This is mesmerizing!

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    February 2, 2010 at 14:04

  21. LadyFi: What a super capture of the winter wonderland outside your door.

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    February 2, 2010 at 14:14

  22. A wonderful photo.

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    February 2, 2010 at 14:14

  23. Amy

    BRAVO Lady Fi- absolutely gorgeous photo!!!

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    February 2, 2010 at 14:23

  24. So pretty! But so chilly! I’m about ready for lush greenery and a heat wave these days!

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    February 2, 2010 at 15:42

  25. Impressive! The image has a dream-like quality to it. Super work…

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    February 2, 2010 at 16:40

  26. Stunning! We had frosted trees this morning too, but not as dramatic as these, stay warm!

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    February 2, 2010 at 16:44

  27. Wow.. that’s a sigh-evoker!

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    February 2, 2010 at 18:06

  28. Wow! That’s quite an image.

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    February 2, 2010 at 18:26

  29. I had a similar image about two weeks ago. But it is gone now. I think it is somehow spooky.

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    February 2, 2010 at 19:48

  30. Such opalescent beauty – and right outside your door. Lucky You!

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    February 2, 2010 at 20:17

  31. Wow!! Vilket foto!

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    February 2, 2010 at 20:47

  32. Po

    Showoff 🙂

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    February 2, 2010 at 21:34

  33. Amazing!

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    February 3, 2010 at 00:18

  34. Jen

    Fi, that new camera is really paying off. What a gorgeous capture.

    I can only wish we had such sights, well on second thought, I am quite happy to only see them on blogs.

    Crocus are blooming here.

    Jen

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    February 3, 2010 at 00:53

  35. Stunning!

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    February 3, 2010 at 01:42

  36. WoW. WoW.

    thanks for sharing this , it’s breathtaking.

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    February 3, 2010 at 03:00

  37. wow! Lady Fi, gorgeous!

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    February 3, 2010 at 03:54

  38. awesome! Nice to be back again. I love your blog! And congrats on POTW mention.

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    February 3, 2010 at 08:34

  39. Kata

    It’s a beautiful photo and you must be enjoying your new camera!

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    February 3, 2010 at 10:16

  40. It’s hard to imagine anything more beautiful than the unexpected things nature paints for us. Magnificent.

    Congratulations on your Post Of The Week recognition at Hilary’s.

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    February 3, 2010 at 12:39

  41. Wondrous is an understatement for sure!! Awesome photo!! Congrats on your post of the week!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    February 3, 2010 at 12:54

  42. Clive

    That is just the most amazing photo!

    Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!

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    February 3, 2010 at 13:17

  43. beautiful….what a pleasant surprise as well. smiles.

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    February 3, 2010 at 14:16

  44. oh that is indeed a breathtaking shot!

    thank you for stopping by my place as well. 🙂

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    February 3, 2010 at 14:34

  45. Dear Lord, what a shot! Very Ansel Adams. And color film, you say? Amazing. Congratulations on the potw mention.

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    February 3, 2010 at 15:26

  46. Congrats on POTW mention from Hilary

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    February 3, 2010 at 15:40

  47. This photo might have just convinced me that snow IS beautiful!!

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    February 3, 2010 at 17:26

  48. Stunning! That’s the part of winter that is so special…Mother Nature making up for the cold. Congratulations on your POTW status!

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    February 3, 2010 at 17:28

  49. Congrats on this one being named one of Hilary’s POTW!!!

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    February 3, 2010 at 19:12

  50. Amazing!

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    February 4, 2010 at 00:10

  51. Looks divine and as a Norwegian I feel like home in this; nice, quiet with crisp, fresh air – lovely!

    Btw: Thanks for you’re visit and nice comment on my Oslo Ice Bar post. I would love to go to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi one day! Guess it’s kind of like Kirkenes Snow Hotel.

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    February 4, 2010 at 00:16

  52. All I can say is WOW.

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    February 4, 2010 at 02:51

  53. How stunning! A wonderful view of the power of nature.

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    February 4, 2010 at 03:08

  54. It would make a great wintery puzzle:)

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    February 4, 2010 at 04:38

  55. Wow. No really, wow!

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    February 4, 2010 at 05:46

  56. It is stunning but I couldn’t figure out if the ice had formed the illusion of leaves, or whether the tree already had evergreen leaves with frost settling on them.

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    February 4, 2010 at 13:55

    • It’s thick hoar frost on the evergreen needles!

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      February 4, 2010 at 15:32

  57. Land of shimp

    We live in such lucky times, don’t we? We can capture beautiful scenes with such clarity and keep them with us. If you ever need a shot of perfect beauty? You’ve got it, and now you’ve made sure we all do too. How lovely. Congratulations on the post of the week mention at Hilary’s blog!

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    February 4, 2010 at 16:19

  58. one sight I will never see out my window here in L.A. gorgeous

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    February 5, 2010 at 02:15

  59. My jaw dropped when this photo fully loaded. Amazing.

    Congrats on being names in the Post of the Week!

    jj

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    February 5, 2010 at 06:08

  60. absolutely gorgeous!

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    February 5, 2010 at 22:20

  61. INCREDIBLE, this is ART at its best. I would lvoe to see this picture blown up. Congratulations!!!

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    February 6, 2010 at 11:31

  62. This is really beautiful! Glad you were up and out to capture it.

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    February 6, 2010 at 21:55

  63. What a magical mystical view … like something out of CS Lewis (ie the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) … simply beautiful (and certainly illustrates why you were delighted by the brief stretch of sunshine and blues skies shared for Sky Watch!
    Hugs and blessings,

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    February 7, 2010 at 00:13

  64. Wow! I’ve never seen anything like this before! Amazing…frozen in time for all of us to enjoy…

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    February 7, 2010 at 01:31

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  66. Absolutely astounding! Your photo takes my breath away!

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    February 7, 2010 at 07:38

  67. Awesome picture. Just wonderful!
    -r

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    February 7, 2010 at 20:04

  68. This is a masterpiece. It is a reminder to see and take wonder in the differences in life that truly stimulate the senses no matter how big or small the changes are. Feeling the Moment allows us to move forward freely into the next moment.

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    February 11, 2010 at 01:55

  69. There are no words! So beautiful!

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    February 11, 2010 at 14:59

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