The pilgrims

The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, and in elevating them to art.  — William Morris

Dazzling landscapes and wide views are glorious,

But there is beauty in the details too.

The details allow us to see the emotions of nature:

How a tiny twig looks like weary traveller;

How wind-blown branches are like pilgrims

Walking to a dream destination

Where fortitude and tenacity and belief in self matter.

For more small details, please visit: Our World.

75 responses

  1. the details allow us to see the emotions of nature…very cool…and love that quote…so much to see in the pics too…the crystalline structure of the frost….very cool close ups…

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    January 30, 2012 at 15:41

  2. Stunning!

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    January 30, 2012 at 15:49

  3. Lovely capture!

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    January 30, 2012 at 15:50

  4. Bob

    Well thought of and well photographed.

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    January 30, 2012 at 16:24

  5. Pat

    Lovely details!

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    January 30, 2012 at 16:28

  6. A beautiful post.

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    January 30, 2012 at 16:28

  7. Nice details Ladyfi 🙂

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    January 30, 2012 at 16:38

  8. very interesting shots!

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    January 30, 2012 at 16:41

  9. A picture is worth a thousand words, but only if the picture shares the story. The meaning is there, not in verbal or visual representation.

    I’m enjoying the photos, however – ice crystals are easier to appreciate in the abstract.

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    January 30, 2012 at 16:52

  10. Delightful shots.

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    January 30, 2012 at 17:24

  11. imac

    Shear delight to see my friend.
    Ice at its best.

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    January 30, 2012 at 17:26

  12. Hi, Friko again; I can’t access this week’s meme. Last week’s version keeps coming up.

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    January 30, 2012 at 17:27

  13. Breathtaking frost patterns, LadyFi – great photos!

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    January 30, 2012 at 17:37

  14. TexWisGirl

    beautiful macros of this tiny world! 🙂

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    January 30, 2012 at 17:41

  15. What is so small and beautiful is often easily missed. Thanks for ensuring that we don’t miss a thing LadyFi.

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    January 30, 2012 at 17:45

  16. You see everything LadyFi, and create some amazing stories out of details we may miss.

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    January 30, 2012 at 17:46

  17. As pretty as it is, I’m liking my 70 degree weather.

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    January 30, 2012 at 17:47

  18. The details say it all if we pause to look closely enough. Superb captures and words and thoughts to match! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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    January 30, 2012 at 17:50

  19. Nature and it’s tiniest details captured beautifully. Last shot is marvelous!

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    January 30, 2012 at 18:21

  20. Ice crystals and frost can create such beautiful art! Lovely!

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    January 30, 2012 at 19:22

  21. Ahhh as if they’re sprouting.
    The snow has given them a new life.

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    January 30, 2012 at 19:33

  22. The bleak, stark, cold of winter is every bit as alive as the other seasons. Excellent detail, capturing the essence of cold.

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    January 30, 2012 at 19:49

  23. I like details. 🙂 Your shots seem a bit dreamy, that is nice.

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    January 30, 2012 at 19:52

  24. Your words and photographs are very poetic and beautiful.

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    January 30, 2012 at 19:56

  25. Amy

    Love how the twigs look like prickly pears in the winter! You captured them wonderfully…I never looked at the “pilgrims” but will look next time I´m out….

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    January 30, 2012 at 20:29

  26. Such delicate photographs. Makes a lie out of the statement that the devil is in the details. The opposite of the devil maybe.

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    January 30, 2012 at 20:49

  27. Beautiful shapes, very nice pictures with the snow.

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    January 30, 2012 at 20:55

  28. Lovely pictures!!

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    January 30, 2012 at 21:27

  29. sandy

    Well I love these details!

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    January 30, 2012 at 22:51

  30. Your tiny frosty twig pilgrims have something to teach us, Fi.

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    January 30, 2012 at 23:57

  31. beautiful captures.

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    January 31, 2012 at 00:19

  32. Jim

    Who would have thought that these little twigs had so much to ‘say’? Lovely!

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    January 31, 2012 at 00:24

  33. Such beautiful macros!

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    January 31, 2012 at 00:37

  34. such beauty in the small details!

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    January 31, 2012 at 01:31

  35. Thanks for showing us the fantastic beauty of details. These are marvelous photos.

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    January 31, 2012 at 01:35

  36. Gorgeous photos! And the quote that started the post was lovely.

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    January 31, 2012 at 02:58

  37. What macros….what detail..beauty in the smallest of details..that is Mother Nature

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    January 31, 2012 at 03:18

  38. Wonderful quote and stunning, detailed photos! I’m very much into ‘details’ 🙂 Great post, Fiona!

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    January 31, 2012 at 04:58

  39. —The small details are usually the MOST beautiful & brilliant.

    Lovely photos. X

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    January 31, 2012 at 05:08

  40. Terrific selective focus in these images!

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    January 31, 2012 at 05:38

  41. exquisite details, beautiful captions.

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    January 31, 2012 at 05:40

  42. Wonderful frosty shots.

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    January 31, 2012 at 06:09

  43. Refreshing winter!

    Have a great week Lady Fi.
    Regards.

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    January 31, 2012 at 06:13

  44. Supremely beautiful. Beautifully told. Thanks.

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    January 31, 2012 at 06:46

  45. “God is in the details” Indeed!!
    lovely macros

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    January 31, 2012 at 07:41

  46. Your thoughts and pictures go so well together.

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    January 31, 2012 at 07:49

  47. Hi there – wonderful images – I really love detail like this.

    Yes, March Flies and Horse Flies are more or less the same thing!

    SM

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    January 31, 2012 at 09:13

  48. A cold but very beautiful world !

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    January 31, 2012 at 09:59

  49. So happy to see your snowy shots again!!!! woohoo

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    January 31, 2012 at 09:59

  50. The joys of quietly listening to the beauty we see around us. Nicely done.

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    January 31, 2012 at 10:37

  51. Lovely words and a fantastic photos, the icy details are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your lovely photo and world. Have a great day.

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    January 31, 2012 at 11:06

  52. You words were so fascinating and wonderful. Its true, indeed, that our nature has various emotions for us to see and enjoy and every detail in our life is worth enough to make us a peaceful and happy person.

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    January 31, 2012 at 11:12

  53. It looks beautiful. It looks cold. Now, there’s a contradiction!

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    January 31, 2012 at 12:03

  54. Happy Tuesday!

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    January 31, 2012 at 13:20

  55. So beautiful Lady Fi!
    Love the details and words…
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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    January 31, 2012 at 14:04

  56. Beautiful captures of the hoar frost — Love!! 🙂

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    January 31, 2012 at 14:18

  57. Your words bring such life to your amazing photography!

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    January 31, 2012 at 14:39

  58. Excellent macros.

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    January 31, 2012 at 15:11

  59. Life’s simple pleasure of not taking nature for granted! Bronze twigs and crystal ice make good company!

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    January 31, 2012 at 15:46

  60. Enjoyed this so much. The frosty tendrils are so interesting!

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    January 31, 2012 at 16:14

  61. These images look very inviting to someone sitting here in 37C heat Lady Fi, enjoying a lot!

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    January 31, 2012 at 17:00

  62. JM

    Gorgeous details! The Siberian cold wave that’s hitting most of Europe is coming this way… Temperatures can drop to 0ºC here, but it’s such a dry weather that I don’t think I will see any snow.

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    January 31, 2012 at 17:44

  63. Glorious detail!

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    January 31, 2012 at 20:55

  64. absolutely stunning! love the frost texture!

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    January 31, 2012 at 22:16

  65. Riet

    Beautiful macro photo’s

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    January 31, 2012 at 23:00

  66. Beautiful macro shots!
    Have a great day :O)

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    January 31, 2012 at 23:43

  67. Al

    I love these narrow-focus shots, they bring out the beauty of the ice.

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    February 1, 2012 at 01:15

  68. Beauty is in the detail.

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    February 1, 2012 at 06:22

  69. The last photo is very beautiful. I will follow your sense of beauty.

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    February 1, 2012 at 08:51

  70. Beautiful Pics LadyFi

    Hey, Just wanted to let you know The Dark Globe February Shoot Off! Photograph Competition has Officially Begun, For More Info Head Here http://thedarkglobe.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/the-2012-dark-globe-february-shoot-off-has-officially-begun/

    DarkJade-

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    February 1, 2012 at 10:19


  71. · Your photos … always so delicate, evocative … I love them.

    · hugs

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    February 1, 2012 at 14:31

  72. Insight
    in sight

    incite!

    Brilliant!

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    February 2, 2012 at 04:47

  73. Hey LadyFi, did you try to Submit a Picture? Or maybe you just put your Comment in the Submission Box… I got your Comment “Can’t wait to see the entries!” in the Submissions Box, but No Photo?

    You can let me know

    DarkJade-

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    February 2, 2012 at 06:58

  74. you have such creative skills to photograph the ice needles (is this the name?)

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    February 2, 2012 at 11:00

  75. WOW!
    These photos are gorgeous!
    I love them!
    I wish you a Happy Friday!

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    February 2, 2012 at 17:29

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