Sky, intimated

Somewhere between the first melting snow of autumn

And the snowstorms of winter, the sun shines so luminously –

Like a bright diamond – that you don’t have to see the sun to know it’s there

Creating frosty masterpieces of fragile glass against a blue blue sky

And illuminating the tiny details of the branches, of life

So that for one breathless moment, it’s like living in a house made of stained glass sky.

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48 responses

  1. Ash

    Marvellous images!

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    December 9, 2010 at 15:07

  2. Beautiful and endlessly poetic in words and images.
    I feel the same way these days, the trees are sugarcoated and my surroundings have an enchanted feeling.
    This is Winter at its best…
    xoxo

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    December 9, 2010 at 15:11

  3. Such beauty. We have been given this beautiful gift recently as well and it really does feel magical…today it is gone…so wish I had taken time to capture the beauty with my camera. Happy Thursday! XX

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    December 9, 2010 at 16:05

  4. Quite lovely! Our forest looked like that the other day, the tree tops frosted, the air clean and sharp.

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    December 9, 2010 at 17:05

  5. How things change so quickly!

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    December 9, 2010 at 17:30

  6. Love the sunny branches! So special and magical.

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    December 9, 2010 at 18:04

  7. WONDERFUL shots!!! Love the shock of red in the top one, and the delicacy of the lacy branches … Beautiful!!!

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    December 9, 2010 at 18:23

  8. oh love the pic of the frozen limbs…and sun does play mervelously on them…

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    December 9, 2010 at 19:08

  9. Riet

    Beautiful pictures and words.

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    December 9, 2010 at 19:26

  10. Sunlight gleaming through leaves and snow – magical1

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    December 9, 2010 at 21:01

  11. Wow, just blow me over. You have captured the moment so very well and beautifully, I might add.

    God bless ya and have the most splendid day sweetie!!!

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    December 9, 2010 at 21:05

  12. the beauty of the season makes it easier to accept the cold, i’m sure!

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    December 9, 2010 at 21:49

  13. Clive

    Love your photos as always.

    The sunlight glistening on the iced branches in the second photo is particularly wonderful!

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    December 9, 2010 at 23:46

  14. This is stunning!

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    December 10, 2010 at 00:44

  15. Greetings,

    Your photos melt me. Absolutely beautiful captures here.

    Also wanted to say THANK YOU for contributing to the Village. We have collectively created a warm Christmas for these children in need. My sincere thanks.

    p.s. Please email me your address if you’d like me to mail you one of the Christina Martin holiday cards. (Soul Aperture Paper Goods).

    one love.

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    December 10, 2010 at 01:42

  16. The snow on that branch looks like crystal lace. Just beautiful. Your words are always perfect.

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    December 10, 2010 at 01:50

  17. I always love coming to your blog to see what bits of lovliness you’ve come up with for us to see.

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    December 10, 2010 at 02:43

  18. I love the red fire of the leaves, followed by the frost and then naked branches. I didn’t realize your photos are for sale, until I scrolled down. Do you make cards out of your photos?

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    December 10, 2010 at 06:12

    • Yes, if you go to my Red Bubble site, you can have the photos made into cards, posters, prints…

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      December 10, 2010 at 08:34

    • Did not realize the red bubble site. Sorry, should have looked.

      Sonia

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      December 10, 2010 at 18:18

  19. Exquisite post as always! Hope your week has gone well! Enjoy the weekend! Thanks as always for your visits, comments! Always appreciated!

    Sylvia

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    December 10, 2010 at 06:17

  20. These are great.

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    December 10, 2010 at 06:36

  21. Beautiful SkyWatch posting, Love the sunny branches!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 22

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    December 10, 2010 at 08:11

  22. spectacular, exquisite photos!

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    December 10, 2010 at 09:00

  23. Thanks for commenting on my blog.
    Your photos are always great:) You are very skilled at capturing the light and its reflection!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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    December 10, 2010 at 09:17

  24. Beautiful highlight of wintry shapes in each photo! Gorgeous series!

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    December 10, 2010 at 09:18

  25. beautiful and poetic words and images…YOur photos are each day more and more interesting
    congrats

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    December 10, 2010 at 09:37

  26. your photos are gorgeous. Happy skywatching.

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    December 10, 2010 at 10:01

  27. Those red leaves are stunning!

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    December 10, 2010 at 10:18

  28. Thanks for your comment 🙂
    No, Santa’s workshop is located here in Denmark, but it’s a big secret.
    Where am I mad about your magnificent celestial photos.

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    December 10, 2010 at 10:26

  29. Beautiful shots!! love the light on them

    thanks for visiting my place

    cheers from Uruguay 🙂

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    December 10, 2010 at 10:56

  30. Beautiful frosty branches,
    happy winter sky watch.

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    December 10, 2010 at 11:35

  31. Mar

    Exquisite shots, beautiful winter!
    SkyWatch

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    December 10, 2010 at 11:40

  32. Beautiful photos. I really liked especially the first one with the leaves against the dark blue sky.

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    December 10, 2010 at 12:39

  33. oh Fi, so many breathless moments you have offered in your photos and poetic thoughts!

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    December 10, 2010 at 13:47

  34. I am squinting just thinking about it. Great thoughts LadyFi. Have a super weekend.

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    December 10, 2010 at 14:21

  35. Those are lovely pics, completed by beautiful lines…

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    December 10, 2010 at 14:35

  36. Quite beautiful! =)

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    December 10, 2010 at 15:23

  37. so beautiful!

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    December 10, 2010 at 17:46

  38. Perfect captures of your wintery world.

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    December 11, 2010 at 00:32

  39. I love this series of photos. The detail in the first one is just exquisite – there is really so much to see. Happy Holidays!

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    December 11, 2010 at 00:54

  40. You put the right words to illustrate the great beauty in these photos. Amazing sights. You did an excellent job on this.

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    December 11, 2010 at 01:14

  41. Beautiful shots. Love those frosty bites.

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    December 11, 2010 at 06:36

  42. the first and the last pics are stunning
    particularly the red colors of the leafs with bokehs in the BG

    the awesome DOF in the last pic

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    December 11, 2010 at 07:16

  43. the perspectives in that last shot are FABULOUS!!!

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    December 11, 2010 at 09:57

  44. Spectacular photos once again, Fi. I love the concept of a house made of stained glass sky.

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    December 11, 2010 at 15:10

  45. It was a tad chilly..but you got some great photos! 🙂

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    December 12, 2010 at 02:36

  46. Wow….how amazing are these pictures. They take my breath away!!!

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday and paying me with a sweet comment. I do hope your weekend is going well.

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    December 12, 2010 at 14:18

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