The art of the divine

While out walking on the frozen lake,

The snow muffling all sound

So that the day was as quiet as the light

That suddenly poured forth from the dramatic clouds

And revealed the reflection of

Nature’s own stained glass window

Laid out at my feet on the snow.

Nature's stained glass window reflected on snow

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.Β  ~John Muir

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59 responses

  1. How breathtakingly beautiful, Ladyfi! Thank you for sharing such beauty! May you have a wonderful weekend with all the delights you could hope for!!

    Sylvia

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    March 19, 2010 at 05:58

  2. Fantastic.

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    March 19, 2010 at 06:10

  3. Beautiful sky shot. The light appearing in certain parts of the sky is captured beautifully.

    skywatch @ Jaisalmer Golden City & more

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    March 19, 2010 at 06:46

  4. What an amazing sight! You are so lucky to have actually seen it!

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    March 19, 2010 at 06:49

  5. SirPe

    Wow, amazing shot! πŸ™‚

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    March 19, 2010 at 06:54

  6. Wow… very dramatic view…

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    March 19, 2010 at 06:57

  7. lilalia

    The beauty of your image took my breath away. Nature’s stained-glass image indeed.

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    March 19, 2010 at 07:06

  8. Very pretty, it also looks very cold. Hope you are staying warm! πŸ™‚

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    March 19, 2010 at 07:13

  9. Di

    How I adore John Muir.

    Lovely photo!

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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    March 19, 2010 at 07:37

  10. wonderful shot.congrats
    Har en bra helg

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    March 19, 2010 at 09:03

  11. The sky is beautiful, I better don’t look at the snow, because I have enough of it for this year, lol !

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    March 19, 2010 at 10:03

  12. Divine. Definitely divine!

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    March 19, 2010 at 10:22

  13. spectacular

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    March 19, 2010 at 11:11

  14. Intriguing photo! There is a sense of a stained glass window in the snow naturally created by a skyscape! Wonderful shot!

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    March 19, 2010 at 11:16

  15. Your poem and photo compliment each other perfectly…your a talented lady you know that!!

    C x

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    March 19, 2010 at 11:43

  16. I can’t look at snow any more and that is just after our couple of bad spells earlier in the year. Lovely photo of the sky and trees though :p

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    March 19, 2010 at 11:44

  17. Oh my, PLEASE OH PLEASE could you do a calendar or book of all these breathtaking images with your poetry? They are absolutely gorgeous. Your writing is also going from strength to strength every time I visit.

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    March 19, 2010 at 12:21

    • Blush… thanks. A book of poetry and photos is something I’m considering… Thanks for your kind kind words.

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      March 19, 2010 at 12:24

  18. Lady Fi, I have done some research and am able to confirm that the first building in my post is indeed a mosque, on the grounds of the school. Students from other schools have been invited to the school and were given a tour of the mosque. I have updated my post.

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    March 19, 2010 at 13:13

  19. A stunning photo! And your poetry is beautiful. Our snow is all gone, now, but we could still have more. I think the snow in Sweden is prettier than the snow in Minnesota! I don’t know why but I do.

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    March 19, 2010 at 13:32

  20. LadyFi: What a neat look at the sky over the lake.

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    March 19, 2010 at 14:12

  21. Uh, I did not even notice the effect before I read your post. I think I need to pay closer attention.

    Great shot and enjoy your weekend.

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    March 19, 2010 at 14:37

  22. Simply breathtaking. Gives me a new appreciation for snow!

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    March 19, 2010 at 15:17

  23. Amy

    Beautiful my friend!!

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    March 19, 2010 at 15:28

  24. Excellent shot of a beautiful scenery!

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    March 19, 2010 at 15:57

  25. Lovely – you have a real eye for these effects that a good many of us might miss. Thank you for sharing them!

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    March 19, 2010 at 18:29

  26. How lovely! I am in awe of your poetry.
    V.

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    March 19, 2010 at 18:35

  27. Behind on reading favorite blogs (computer issues) and have missed the beauty of your posts. Loving the quotes as well as your original poetry. I just scrolled back for a week to be caught up somewhat, but will come back later to give each post the individual attention they deserve!

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    March 19, 2010 at 19:15

  28. You’re right about the stained glass effect – beautiful – but I hope spring comes to you soon!

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    March 19, 2010 at 20:26

  29. Exquisite sky and reflection, it does look like stained glass. Beautiful words too. πŸ™‚

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    March 19, 2010 at 21:07

  30. What wonderful words and beautiful photo – as a Norwegian, I feel almost like home you know πŸ™‚

    Happy Weekend!

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    March 19, 2010 at 23:33

  31. Clive

    Wonderful!

    I always feel better for coming here, reading through your posts and admiring your photos!

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    March 20, 2010 at 01:16

  32. The landscape is breathtaking; the quote just the right note.

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    March 20, 2010 at 01:40

  33. Bravo! You have a great eye!
    Hope your weekend is wonderful.
    jj

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    March 20, 2010 at 02:38

  34. You’re a pro with your camera: catching that perfect reflection. The other photo below with the rays of light looks ever so dramatic.

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    March 20, 2010 at 02:46

  35. Beautiful photo….but glad it’s gone!

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    March 20, 2010 at 02:59

  36. Gorgeous backlit clouds!
    Looks cold but beautiful!!!

    Thanks for your visit!

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    March 20, 2010 at 05:17

  37. I so wish it would stop snowing in Sweden, you’re making me cold….winter’s over, Sweden…wake up and smell the roses!!! lol…

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    March 20, 2010 at 05:37

    • LOL! Winter can hang on here until April….

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      March 20, 2010 at 06:55

  38. Whether you look up or down, you are surrounded by beauty, Fi. I like your poetic reflections.

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    March 20, 2010 at 05:48

  39. kelli

    Nature’s own stained glass window…. I love this description.

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    March 20, 2010 at 09:04

  40. Underbart ljus!

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    March 20, 2010 at 09:48

  41. great capture πŸ™‚

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    March 20, 2010 at 11:06

  42. Beautiful and inspiring, as you always are.

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    March 20, 2010 at 17:34

  43. 5kidswdisabilities

    What a BEAUTIFUL poem and accompanying picture. It is so great that your life contains such wonderful images.
    Lindsey Petersen
    http://5kidswdisabilities.wordpress.com

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    March 20, 2010 at 18:10

  44. sooo beautiful sky.thanks for the visit…

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    March 20, 2010 at 22:05

  45. This is really fantastic! I love it..it looks so peaceful and nice..:-)

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    March 20, 2010 at 22:11

  46. Absolutely amazing photo. Every time I come to your blog, I think I cannot possibly see another snow photo as gorgeous as the last one you have taken… and you have proven me wrong every single time.

    The sky, , the sun peeking through the trees, the reflection on the snow… this is truly a majestic photo.

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    March 21, 2010 at 03:06

  47. Lovely, as always.

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    March 21, 2010 at 03:07

  48. Thats a beautiful picture and I love that saying by John Muir

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    March 21, 2010 at 06:49

  49. Beautiful πŸ™‚ You’ve got a great eye for natural art!

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    March 21, 2010 at 16:25

  50. Gorgeous photo, Fiona, and yes, I can see the stained glass efect on the frozen lake. It must be a beautiful sight to be there in person.
    Janice.

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    March 21, 2010 at 16:33

  51. It’s quite gorgeous, love the low light and those sunrays peaking out. so pretty!!

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    March 21, 2010 at 19:04

  52. What a beautiful image.. and description.

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    March 21, 2010 at 21:28

  53. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing sky view πŸ˜‰
    Hugs and blessings,
    Sacred Ruminations

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    March 22, 2010 at 01:37

  54. This is the perfect winter scene! Just stunning. Thanks for stopping by at my SWF. Enjoy the week.

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    March 22, 2010 at 05:25

  55. natures stain glass window…love it. gorgeous pic…

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    March 22, 2010 at 14:59

  56. You are amazing!
    This blew me away.

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    March 23, 2010 at 00:25

  57. That picture is magic!

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    March 25, 2010 at 05:52

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