Symphony of black and white and dog

At last – winter has made its grand entrance with several days of blizzards,

Leaving the crooked jetty an abstract canvas.


The ladder at the end of the jetty

Now has two handles of ice,

Icy ladder

Each handle transformed

Into a tiny landscape of ice crystals.

Iced copy

The supporting pole

Is encased in an icy boot.

Iced over

And who make those dog prints out there on the lake?

These two friends, of course!

(I call this shot Love in a Cold Climate.)


For more symphonies, please visit: Our World Tuesday.

100 responses

  1. OH–I’m SO jealous! Today is Jan 20—and we have had LESS snow (BUT colder temperatures) than we’ve had since George and I moved here in 2002…. I miss the snow —but don’t like the frigid temperatures… Oh Well… I’ll just visit YOU… ha ha


    January 20, 2014 at 15:44

  2. Thank you for sharing this orgeous symphony. I don’t know of anyone who can make winter look as beautiful and serene as you do. I like your
    romance’ picture as well.

    January 20, 2014 at 15:49

  3. Don

    It’s so incredible to be able to experience that jetty during the various seasons. You can’t believe it’s the same place.

    January 20, 2014 at 16:10

  4. Your photos are so excellent & I really enjoyed viewing your blog … I call such moments you captured in images – God Moments – because it really speaks of God’s wonders & creations. Plus, it takes a true gift & talent to bring it out of that one moment for all of us to enjoy. Thank you so much! Are your images on Google+ ?

    January 20, 2014 at 16:20

  5. The dogs making the first prints in a cold canvas seem unfazed by having their bare paws in the snow.

    January 20, 2014 at 16:22

  6. The artistry of the ice crystals is amazing. Love seeing the two dogs. Hope their paws are okay in all that snow!

    January 20, 2014 at 16:32

  7. Such lovely pictures of the snow, especially the crystals. Your two dogs look pretty happy despite the coldness they must feel on the pads of their feet!

    January 20, 2014 at 16:39

  8. wowsa, that is so cool! no pun intended.😉

    January 20, 2014 at 17:10

  9. I really love the dog footprints in the snow…leaving memories in the white fluffiness:)

    January 20, 2014 at 17:11

  10. Even the cold weather doesn’t affect their friendship toward each other…sigh.

    January 20, 2014 at 17:18

  11. such cute furry beasties!

    January 20, 2014 at 17:30

  12. The ice crystals are magical!
    They do look like the best of friends. :)

    January 20, 2014 at 17:54

  13. Oh, it does look SO cold!! The doggies look as though they’re about to have a time — in spite of the snow!! Love your snowy, crystal pics! Have a great week! Stay warm!

    January 20, 2014 at 17:59

  14. Ela

    Lovely pictures of the snow, greetings

    January 20, 2014 at 18:08

  15. All of these photos are stunning in conjunction with each other! But the last one made my heart melt! Snow! They love it! So beautiful!

    January 20, 2014 at 18:09

  16. Awwww, that is love! The snow looks beautiful. Cold, but pretty!

    January 20, 2014 at 18:12

  17. Stunning red dogs. I love that Oscar has a friend.
    Fabulous dog prints.
    LOVE!!!!! xx

    January 20, 2014 at 18:31

  18. Looks very cold there! I just love the last shot of your dogs. Have a happy week!

    January 20, 2014 at 18:49

  19. oh beautiful, and so intense those close-ups!

    January 20, 2014 at 19:03

  20. Not just a symphony in black and white, but a plethora of pawprints!

    January 20, 2014 at 19:04

  21. I just love how the dogs have put their mark on their little corner of the world.

    As usual, you’ve surpassed yourself with this frosty beauty. You have an uncanny the ability to just look, really look and drink in the sight of what you see. To notice the small things, to notice how they fit into the big things and to absorb the continuity of all things together. Really remarkable.

    January 20, 2014 at 19:47

  22. Well…maybe that’s a good omen for us!!! We need snow!!!

    January 20, 2014 at 19:49

  23. The cold can be so pretty!

    January 20, 2014 at 20:12

  24. One by one they are wonderful photos. I would not know which to choose. Perhaps the first one, for its careful composition … and the others …

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    January 20, 2014 at 21:00

  25. Fantastic shots of the snow. I wish we’d get some here.

    January 20, 2014 at 21:13

  26. Wonderful captures, Lady Fi. Thanks again for sharing your talents with us, lifting our days.

    January 20, 2014 at 21:14

  27. I am all for celebrating winter this way–looking at your great imagery while wrapped in a blanket inside. Thanks for sharing LadyFi.

    January 20, 2014 at 21:30

  28. I am all for viewing winter this way–I am bundled up in a blanket looking at your wonderful imagery. Great stuff LadyFi.

    January 20, 2014 at 21:32

  29. Pat

    Beautiful dogs in a lovely, winter landscape.

    January 20, 2014 at 21:34

  30. I am all for enjoying winter this way–wrapped up in a blanket inside while looking at your wonderful imagery. Thanks for sharing LadyFi.

    January 20, 2014 at 21:37

  31. bobbushell

    It’s been snowing again, and it bring out small love with two to a them.

    January 20, 2014 at 21:51

  32. You are the Winter Queen! And Oscar is your little Prince

    January 20, 2014 at 22:18

  33. How very, very beautiful. And that love is enchanting.

    January 20, 2014 at 22:35

  34. Very beautiful,
    a show of pictures!

    January 20, 2014 at 22:41

  35. Breathtaking views. I wish I were able to take photos like those. I’m not just talking about the craft but the subject. No snow here this winter yet!😦

    Greetings from London.

    January 21, 2014 at 00:24

  36. oh wow…that frost on the pipe is very cool…
    we are finally getting snow tomorrow…they say…
    4-6 inches…i hope so…it will be great…haha

    cool pics…

    January 21, 2014 at 01:28

  37. Winter finally showed up and made a grand entrance!!

    January 21, 2014 at 02:25

  38. I like your reference to love in a cold climate, it was quite a sierras. Now if you could just get some low sun on all that ice and snow, the ground would be covered with stars.

    January 21, 2014 at 02:53

  39. Rahul

    Lovely pics like always, Lady Fi!

    January 21, 2014 at 03:50

  40. Well when the snow looks like that, it doesn’t look quite so bad. Too bad it’s so cold.

    January 21, 2014 at 04:03

  41. I couldn’t deal! My blood is too thin!

    January 21, 2014 at 04:17

  42. That’s looking so cold that sitting here in the land of the ice and snow I am shivering.


    January 21, 2014 at 04:17

  43. The incredible beauty of a transformed landscape!

    January 21, 2014 at 04:45

  44. woww beautiful photographs

    January 21, 2014 at 05:22

  45. All such beautiful photos. I love the colors and textures and snow. The last photo of the dogs is my favourite.

    January 21, 2014 at 05:48

  46. Loved the macro shot. Great series.

    January 21, 2014 at 05:56

  47. It looks very cold but beautiful!

    January 21, 2014 at 06:26

  48. Wonderful winter shots. I love the way they are surveying.

    January 21, 2014 at 06:38

  49. What a transformation from all those colours to a black and white world. I hope they didn’t get cold paws.

    January 21, 2014 at 08:37

  50. What beautiful perspectives! Absolutely loved this ‘lovely’ post!
    My Yatra Diary…

    January 21, 2014 at 08:57

  51. Your photos are gorgeous ! but I still prefer the beach to the snow, lol !

    January 21, 2014 at 10:31

  52. Certainly very nice layer of ice and snow! Nice pictures!

    January 21, 2014 at 10:45

  53. das ist aber heftiger Frost..
    wunderschöne Bilder..
    LG vom katerchen bei dem es etwas Schnee gegeben hat

    January 21, 2014 at 11:09

  54. Brrrrr! It is cold but….we are together!:) Beautiful dogs!

    January 21, 2014 at 12:48

  55. Wow! and to think folks are fretting over a few inches here in New York! Lovely shots!

    January 21, 2014 at 13:13

  56. That looke really cold, can you stand on the lake?

    January 21, 2014 at 13:27

  57. This is so surreal until I see the dogs😉

    January 21, 2014 at 13:45

  58. Amazing set of pics. Beautifully captured indeed!:):)

    January 21, 2014 at 14:24

  59. How cute! The last shot made my heart warm with the simple joy of being together in the serene and austere winter.


    January 21, 2014 at 15:15

  60. Winter planned on visiting you, but was holding off for just a little while and WOW it was well worth the wait.
    Love the amigos standing side by side!!!

    January 21, 2014 at 15:16

  61. Perfect winter beauty at last…..and I love the shot of the dogs and it’s great title:-)
    We are still waiting for frost snow and ice!

    January 21, 2014 at 15:25

  62. Awesome shots! The last one of the dogs is so beautiful.

    January 21, 2014 at 15:59

  63. At last, winter! Gorgeous shots, terrific macro of the ice crystals.

    January 21, 2014 at 17:28

  64. Beautiful dogs, and beautiful landscape with snow.
    The winter has also reached us.
    Yesterday ice and a state of emergency in Berlin.
    Today we have the first snow.
    Happy Evening, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | Mein Fotoblog

    January 21, 2014 at 18:01

  65. Wow. Just look at the snow and the handle. Seems like a nice piece of Nature’s art. The Dog sure looks lovely:-)

    January 21, 2014 at 18:18

  66. Absolutely gorgeous and ‘zen like photography ~ love the dogs especially ~ carol, xxx

    January 21, 2014 at 19:27

  67. Wow! It sure looks cold there, but what a beautiful symphony this is!
    I just love “Love in a Cold Climate.”
    What a great title!! :-)

    January 21, 2014 at 19:48

  68. It took me a minute to recognize the view, wow you guys took a hit! I love the ice on the handrail, beautifully done.

    January 21, 2014 at 20:21

  69. You sure captured the essence of cold here – brrr!

    January 21, 2014 at 20:47

  70. Wonderful pictures …love the close ups! And your dogs? Fell in love woth them…enjoy the snow and have a good week!

    January 21, 2014 at 20:59

  71. Such a beautiful visual sight. I have never seen snow look so perfect.

    January 21, 2014 at 21:46

  72. I am drooling over the dogs.

    January 21, 2014 at 21:49

  73. They love Winter! And so do you… thanks for sharing it.

    January 22, 2014 at 01:02

  74. Oh wow….the detail of that macro of the snow/ice is mesmerizing!

    January 22, 2014 at 01:16

  75. Al

    Beautiful – I bet the dogs love the snow (I know my stepdaughter’s golden retriever loves running around in the snow on our land).

    January 22, 2014 at 03:10

  76. I could be all about love in a cold climate after this post!

    January 22, 2014 at 03:54

  77. What a lovely shot. The snow is impressive.

    January 22, 2014 at 04:07

  78. You finally froze..about time! I enjoyed all your photos:)

    January 22, 2014 at 05:57

  79. Stay warm😀

    January 22, 2014 at 06:38

  80. How do you you keep your lens from freezing/fogging up? Brrrrr!!

    January 22, 2014 at 06:51

  81. Wow, I guess you did have some snow. Beautiful pics.

    January 22, 2014 at 13:15

  82. Wow! Very cool photos… nature’s creativity makes wonder

    January 22, 2014 at 13:55

  83. sweet dogs…isn’t is funny how dogs love the snow.

    January 22, 2014 at 17:04

  84. seems you had some great frost days. We havn´t! I would love to get some.

    January 22, 2014 at 20:23

  85. Cool winter pics! Loved it! Appreciate the effort for clicking pics in his weather!

    January 23, 2014 at 03:55

  86. Love in a Cold Climate! Love it!

    January 23, 2014 at 06:30

  87. oh génial ce troisième cliché

    January 23, 2014 at 08:41

  88. Wonderful winter photos, here no snow or ice, only grey and rain.

    January 23, 2014 at 12:22

  89. ok, you win the we have the most snow ‘contest’

    January 23, 2014 at 15:56

  90. You certainly found the beauty in all the cold and snow! Lovely!


    January 23, 2014 at 19:44

  91. Pat

    Fantastic photos! Cold, but fantastic…
    Those pooches look so cute standing right next to each other, like they are thinking about the same thing.

    January 23, 2014 at 23:07

  92. The ladder into the cold cold world beneath….. brilliant


    January 24, 2014 at 10:53

  93. Wonderful photos!

    January 24, 2014 at 13:14

  94. Grace

    Amazing shots all Fiona, but the last image of the two ‘pals’ is really special.

    January 24, 2014 at 14:15

  95. wonderful winter series

    January 25, 2014 at 18:41

  96. These photos are fantastic! I really love the close up of the ice crystals but I do not envy you this weather!

    January 27, 2014 at 20:32

  97. Wow! That is beautiful but quite chilly. The dogs are beautiful.

    January 28, 2014 at 16:39

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