Frosted breath

It was the end of October

And the frosted jetty floated in the rising sun.

Frosted jetty

A glowing Ruby

Was ready to play in the golden light.

Ruby on table

The frost turned her breath

Into a white beard.

Frosted breath

Grass crunched underfoot —

And the diamond-studded earth

Made a lovely canvas for a meeting with friends.

After all, happiness is a frosted dog!

Frosted dogs

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98 responses

  1. Got the winter in one!

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    December 1, 2014 at 15:29

  2. Love all those shots!! Great lighting in all of them.

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    December 1, 2014 at 15:30

  3. Love all of these captures Ladyfi! So fun to see all of the dogs frolicking around in that last one, and the first one looks like a watercolor painting!

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    December 1, 2014 at 15:35

  4. Oh, yes … even with shoes on I like that crunchy feel when my feet touch the frozen grass. Ruby with her smoky beard reminds me of Santa … all she needs is the red hat.

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    December 1, 2014 at 15:42

  5. les couleurs sont vraiment superbes !

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    December 1, 2014 at 15:46

  6. These are beautiful pictures of your frosted world — and of Ruby.

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    December 1, 2014 at 15:58

  7. Such gorgeous frosty fun. I love that first one and Ruby in the golden light!

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    December 1, 2014 at 16:17

  8. Oh Lady Fi – you capture the MOST AMAZING moments! And the first shot looks like a painting. I seriously gasped! The dogs look like they were having so much fun – and the way you captured it – I just have no words! BRAVO!!

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    December 1, 2014 at 16:23

  9. Excellent tribute to Father Frost! 🙂 Ruby looks lovely with a frosted beard. Now comes the time wehen it is good to go inside, lit the candles and pour something hot into the cup.

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    December 1, 2014 at 16:23

  10. the first is so peaceful and calm. the golden ruby glow is gorgeous! but absolute glee in that last photo!

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    December 1, 2014 at 17:04

  11. Beautiful dog with the frosted earth, superb photos.

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    December 1, 2014 at 17:04

  12. Love all of the shots!

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    December 1, 2014 at 17:07

  13. The words pearlescent, luminous, and frosted come to mind when viewing this post, all heart-warming on a cold day!

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    December 1, 2014 at 17:24

  14. Anonymous

    “And the diamond-studded earth

    Made a lovely canvas for a meeting with friends.”

    Fiona, I love that!

    I could stare at that first shot of the jetty for hours. AMAZING capture!

    *clapping*

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    December 1, 2014 at 17:28

  15. Ron

    P.S. That previous comment was from me, Fiona. I forgot to enter my details.

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    December 1, 2014 at 17:29

  16. The golden Ruby is gorgeous and that first picture made me homesick ~ for lakes, lots of lakes, and water…….

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    December 1, 2014 at 17:40

  17. sylviakirk

    Oh, such fun to see the happy, “frosted” Ruby!! It does look so peaceful and calm!! You manage to catch that quality in all your pics, Fiona, and I do love it!! Thanks as always for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Give Ruby a hug for me!!

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    December 1, 2014 at 17:54

  18. Great shots. Ruby seems to have the look of “yeah, and it’s all mine”. Quite right too. 😀

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    December 1, 2014 at 17:57

  19. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

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    December 1, 2014 at 17:58

  20. Lovely photos!

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    December 1, 2014 at 17:58

  21. What a great story to tell with photographs! I love them all.

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    December 1, 2014 at 18:10

  22. JM

    That top shot is outstanding! Love the dogs too.

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    December 1, 2014 at 18:14

  23. Anonymous

    Ruby is so pretty. I just love your posts of her.
    I love the photo with all the dogs playing.

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    December 1, 2014 at 18:16

  24. Wonderful canine portraits! 😸

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    December 1, 2014 at 18:44

  25. Beautiful!

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    December 1, 2014 at 18:55

  26. oh goodness…. that last shot! what happiness!!!

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    December 1, 2014 at 18:57

  27. yes indeed. so breathtakingly beautiful, thank you! 🙂

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    December 1, 2014 at 19:13

  28. daryledelstein

    you even make the cold look appealing

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    December 1, 2014 at 19:28

  29. You are so right…to a dog life is FUN and FUN IS LIFE!…:)JP

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    December 1, 2014 at 19:36

  30. The dock really does seem to float in that first photo. Lovely light. Ruby certainly glows in the golden sunshine.

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    December 1, 2014 at 19:49

  31. your website is a deep sigh of peace, a reflection of such beauty, in the busy clutter of the world. thank you.

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    December 1, 2014 at 20:09

  32. That last pic really captures dog frost enthusiasm!!
    Ruby is so sweet! 🙂

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    December 1, 2014 at 20:10

  33. I love seeing Ruby and her friends playing. I’ve noticed the cold always makes my puppies frisky, too.

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    December 1, 2014 at 20:28

  34. Love these photos!

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    December 1, 2014 at 21:06

  35. Diamond studded brilliance here today. Thank you.

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    December 1, 2014 at 21:42

  36. Jim

    Very beautiful and mystical, Fiona.

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    December 1, 2014 at 21:42

  37. Beautiful!

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    December 1, 2014 at 22:06

  38. Pat

    Extra time for dogs who are having a good time and we also through your beautiful pictures !! superb first

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    December 1, 2014 at 22:32

  39. Wonderful image of the dogs playing!!!

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    December 1, 2014 at 22:49

  40. Beautiful frosty shots.

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    December 1, 2014 at 23:24

  41. Great photos, I like the photo of Oscar with that beautiful light !!

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    December 1, 2014 at 23:44

  42. Beautiful views and so relax lights captured in images. Ruby is amazing in that golden sunshine!! She really enjoy nature and playing! have a great week!

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    December 2, 2014 at 00:33

  43. Beautiful photos!

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    December 2, 2014 at 00:34

  44. Pat

    Such lovely photos.

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    December 2, 2014 at 01:04

  45. Ruby is so beautiful in the evening light! 🙂

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    December 2, 2014 at 01:37

  46. Oh my goodness, Fi, that first photo of Ruby is GORGEOUS!!!

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    December 2, 2014 at 02:12

  47. She is a glorious wench! Made even more so by your marvelous photos!

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    December 2, 2014 at 03:56

  48. Must be something to wake up to such a scene !

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    December 2, 2014 at 05:43

  49. Beautiful frosty photo – especially Ruby in the golden light.

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    December 2, 2014 at 05:44

  50. beautiful shots !

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    December 2, 2014 at 06:53

  51. Wow, I love your pic´s! So nice and beautiful! Have a niv´ce day. / Lotta

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    December 2, 2014 at 06:54

  52. Frosted pictures are just lovely!

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    December 2, 2014 at 07:20

  53. Anonymous

    Sweet!!!

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    December 2, 2014 at 07:28

  54. indrani

    Terrific pictures framed.

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    December 2, 2014 at 07:44

  55. It does look deliciously cold there, Lady Fi!

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    December 2, 2014 at 07:59

  56. So fun to see all of the dogs enjoying around. Love all these captures Ladyfi! Looks like a watercolor painting!

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    December 2, 2014 at 08:06

  57. I think the next piece of photo equipment I get will have four legs and a tail! Very nice.

    Cheers – Stewart – Melbourne

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    December 2, 2014 at 08:34

  58. Don

    Stunning shots Fiona especially that second one. To see frost like that is quite something for us. We don’t see anything like it here where we live. 🙂

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    December 2, 2014 at 08:36

  59. Fantastic shots! Delightful moment of light and frost

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    December 2, 2014 at 09:33

  60. Loved the last picture! Such a happy bunch!

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    December 2, 2014 at 10:27

  61. Happiness is watching dogs frolic, frosted or not!

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    December 2, 2014 at 11:53

  62. They are such happy dogs to be able to run around on such a glorious time even if it is chilled. They also made me happy.

    Yoko

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    December 2, 2014 at 12:58

  63. That first shot is absolutely beautiful.

    Mollyxxx

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    December 2, 2014 at 13:03

  64. so beautiful…so fun!! but that first image is, wow, pow….absolutely stunning!!!

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    December 2, 2014 at 14:02

  65. Philosophical canine 🙂 so lovely

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    December 2, 2014 at 14:20

  66. Lovely photos as ever. Crunching across frosty grass is one of the joys of winter.

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    December 2, 2014 at 14:26

  67. Lucky Ruby! Beautiful pics.

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    December 2, 2014 at 14:38

  68. Great shots!! And SO much fun 🙂 Thank you for sharing playtime too!

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    December 2, 2014 at 15:56

  69. Wunderschöne Bilder ich wünsche eine gute neue Woche Grüße Herzlich Gislinde

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    December 2, 2014 at 16:05

  70. Al

    Beauty and fun – Ruby makes a great model!

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    December 2, 2014 at 16:32

  71. happiness is…

    and ruby was just getting into the season,
    putting that white beard on…ha

    or

    hohoho

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    December 2, 2014 at 17:05

  72. Beautiful view. They look cute.

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    December 2, 2014 at 17:43

  73. That jetty looks so inviting 🙂

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    December 2, 2014 at 18:07

  74. Beautiful ice cold photos , some with wonderful warm light, the first one is my personal favorite from this series

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    December 2, 2014 at 18:27

  75. Gorgeous ~ love the dog especially!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and zoe
    a creative harbor

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    December 2, 2014 at 18:54

  76. The jetty looks like it’s levitating – reaching for sunrise. Ruby and her pals have a perfect place to play.

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    December 2, 2014 at 20:21

  77. Your post…words AND photos….makes me feel like romping and playing with my long time furry pals too!!

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    December 2, 2014 at 20:56

  78. thesmittenimage

    Your poetic words, beautiful photography and gorgeous doggie subjects always come together to make a perfect post.

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    December 2, 2014 at 21:06

  79. Oh my. the first one is a visual poem and magazine cover worthy.

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    December 2, 2014 at 21:52

  80. Such gorgeousness.
    OOOO, that crooked dock….the dog paws it has seen! LOVE!!! xxxx

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    December 3, 2014 at 00:18

  81. beautiful post. I just love that jetty.

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    December 3, 2014 at 01:17

  82. Gorgeous captures as always!!

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    December 3, 2014 at 03:20

  83. Lovely post! Glowing Ruby looks spectacular!

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    December 3, 2014 at 06:18

  84. It’s always such a delight to visit your blog and see your wonderful images! I do believe you have a piece of heaven right where you are. 🙂

    Lindy

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    December 3, 2014 at 06:58

  85. Aw – they got to frolic! So beautiful.

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    December 3, 2014 at 12:15

  86. Takes my breath away! So beautiful.

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    December 3, 2014 at 15:04

  87. Indeed, lovely pictures of Ruby.

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    December 3, 2014 at 20:03

  88. Beautiful shots. Those clouds are simply gorgeous!

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    December 4, 2014 at 06:17

  89. your words and images are always so beautifully put together. Poetic. But your first image here took my breath away.

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    December 4, 2014 at 09:46

  90. I can almost hear the crunch of the frozen grass – fun photos

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    December 4, 2014 at 11:21

  91. Love your first photo! Simply lovely!

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    December 4, 2014 at 21:12

  92. I just love the dock and fog photograph. so peaceful and refreshing.

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    December 5, 2014 at 00:10

  93. That first picture is truly breathtaking! So beautiful and so dromring to see. Really great !!!
    Of course you also trowue friend and vierveoter very pretty in the picture;-)

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    December 5, 2014 at 21:12

    • That first picture is truly breathtaking! So beautiful and so dreamy to see. Really great !!!
      Of course, even your loyal four-legged friend and very pretty in the picture;-)

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      December 5, 2014 at 21:23

  94. joy

    Wonderful pictures and words!

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    December 6, 2014 at 06:07

  95. miss-red-fox

    Your pictures are just great! Wonderful words, too. I love the combination.

    I’ll come visit again! And thank you for your visit on my blog!

    Have a nice day!

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    December 9, 2014 at 10:57

  96. cool!

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    December 9, 2014 at 14:27

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