When winter gives you ice

Sometimes I like to imagine that

The frozen over lake is a beach —

Frozen waves

A different kind of beach

With frozen waves

Sunset waves

And a golden glow that isn’t from sand

But from the setting winter sun.

(Sometimes it’s great to have a vivid imagination!)

Iced

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98 responses

  1. Imagination is perfect and the photos of the lake are too. Really adore the last one – oh to be ice skating again.

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    January 29, 2015 at 15:15

  2. such a beautiful place – and i too love ice skating on frozen lakes in the past 🙂

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    January 29, 2015 at 15:27

  3. How beautiful! The touch of red with the skater makes such a perfect picture. 🙂

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    January 29, 2015 at 15:31

  4. Fantastic photos of the day, love it.

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    January 29, 2015 at 15:40

  5. Undoubtedly, great photos, this place seems nice in the thaw!

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    January 29, 2015 at 15:48

  6. I feel cold just looking at the photos!

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    January 29, 2015 at 15:51

  7. Fantastic photos! I love all the patterns in the ice and the one of the lone ice skater. Three superb and outstanding photos.

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    January 29, 2015 at 15:54

  8. Magical Fiona – very special scenes.

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    January 29, 2015 at 15:54

  9. Wow, these are gorgeous images of your lake.. The sky and reflection are just stunning…Have a happy weekend!

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    January 29, 2015 at 16:02

  10. Beautiful. Those sunset colors are the best.

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    January 29, 2015 at 16:18

  11. I love that golden reflection of sunset

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    January 29, 2015 at 16:28

  12. Ron

    Fiona, I love your analogy of the frozen lake like a beach!

    “A different kind of beach

    With frozen waves”

    Faaaabulous!

    Gorgeous photographs, my friend. The skater on the lake is absolutely stunning!
    X

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    January 29, 2015 at 16:56

  13. Lovely shots! Stunning ice patterns in the first shot.

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    January 29, 2015 at 17:17

  14. wow….the shards on the shore are really amazing….
    i stared at that pic for a bit because of all the texture…

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    January 29, 2015 at 17:34

  15. so cool and beautiful!

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    January 29, 2015 at 17:39

  16. That’s a beautiful thought. 🙂

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    January 29, 2015 at 17:42

  17. Marvelous winter images. The pile up of ice shale and that orange setting sun are glorious!

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    January 29, 2015 at 17:55

  18. It’s a Dream! So beautiful

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    January 29, 2015 at 17:59

  19. If I could be there to see by myself all these!!! What wonders!… the “vivid imagination” is always a plus… (from creativity’s point of view as a personal quality). And the skater is so brave… Outstanding colors, too and at first reading I thought you did some play of words in post (but I’m learning to read the nuances/ meanings…)! Love it… & appreciate, also! best greetings!

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    January 29, 2015 at 18:11

  20. I wish it was 🙂
    On the other hand …

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    January 29, 2015 at 18:49

  21. Ice and ijsmoud with you and even the water close gevroeren. This gives beautiful images and colors in the sky.

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    January 29, 2015 at 19:02

  22. I love the frozen waves!

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    January 29, 2015 at 19:57

  23. Great selection of images. Here in Florida I too can only imagine!

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    January 29, 2015 at 20:10

  24. Wow, ice everywhere you look in the first pic! But my favorite (because of the warm colors) is the skater one:)

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    January 29, 2015 at 20:19

  25. That capture of the ice on the lake is amazing and I love the skater in the last shot! Beautiful sunset moments.

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    January 29, 2015 at 20:22

  26. Absolutely gorgeous, in every way!

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    January 29, 2015 at 20:26

  27. Pat

    Good Evening
    You faithfully translate this beautiful cold atmosphere !! i ‘appreciate those kind places, thank you

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    January 29, 2015 at 20:45

  28. beautiful!

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    January 29, 2015 at 21:23

  29. Oh, you melt my heart with such beauty.

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    January 29, 2015 at 21:24

  30. beautiful wit hcrushed ice. And very often they bring a lovely song. I use to call it “singing ice” 🙂

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    January 29, 2015 at 21:26

  31. How very, very beautiful. Heart-stirring. And ice-skating too. Oooooh.

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    January 29, 2015 at 22:35

  32. I like the ice skater. I think the setting Winter sun is a much warmer color than the Summer

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    January 29, 2015 at 22:55

  33. Gosh, is it safe to skate on that?

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    January 29, 2015 at 23:12

  34. You could not have a more beautiful beach than that! But don’t forget to wear your mittens — and take a warm blanket instead of a terrycloth beach towel. (And a vivid imagination helps a lot of situtions, in my experience.)

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    January 29, 2015 at 23:15

  35. Gorgeous winter scenes and excellent photography.

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    January 29, 2015 at 23:21

  36. Here’s to vivid imagination, Lady Fi!

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    January 29, 2015 at 23:54

  37. Awesome photos.
    Simply love the frozen lake photo.

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    January 30, 2015 at 00:12

  38. Beautiful winter scenes. Your colors are breathtaking! (The ice did give me a chill for a moment though!)

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    January 30, 2015 at 00:16

  39. Stunning

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    January 30, 2015 at 00:54

  40. When winter gives you ice???????……well you just make fabulous images.

    so gorgeous Fi.

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    January 30, 2015 at 01:09

  41. Pat

    Stunning shots. Love the lone skater.

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    January 30, 2015 at 01:33

  42. I love the lone skater. This was a real treat to open today. Thank you. I always enjoy your posts.
    Carla

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    January 30, 2015 at 02:13

  43. Breathtaking views.

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    January 30, 2015 at 02:22

  44. Al

    Lovely – but that “beach” looks like it would cut your feet!

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    January 30, 2015 at 03:16

  45. indrani

    Great pics, there should be a caution, watch your step! 🙂

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    January 30, 2015 at 04:02

  46. I can always depend on you to see things differently and blow me away such as the frozen waves. Wow. I love it.

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    January 30, 2015 at 04:22

  47. Absolutely stunning…

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    January 30, 2015 at 04:41

  48. dpualumni45

    This was simply awesome! Sometimes an imagination IS all you need! Love this one!
    Oh and don’t even get me started on the photos!!!!

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    January 30, 2015 at 05:21

  49. dpualumni45

    Reblogged this on Learning, Living, Loving – ME.

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    January 30, 2015 at 05:22

  50. thesmittenimage

    You get the most beautiful colours in your sky. Stunning shots.

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    January 30, 2015 at 05:34

  51. joy

    Those pictures can bring one yo dreamland:)

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    January 30, 2015 at 05:46

  52. I love the second photo, but they’re all great. Enjoy your weekend.

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    January 30, 2015 at 05:59

  53. The ice in the first shot looks like broken mirrors!

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    January 30, 2015 at 06:43

  54. Lovely scenes, particularly with the skater!

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    January 30, 2015 at 07:23

  55. Love your beach shots 🙂

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    January 30, 2015 at 07:29

  56. Lyn

    Yes it always good to have vivid imagination. It is inspiring to imagine with such views like these.

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    January 30, 2015 at 09:37

  57. Nice icy shots Lady Fi.

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    January 30, 2015 at 10:22

  58. Gorgeous ! Fantastic colors in the sky and a fabulous Winter scenery. I like it !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    January 30, 2015 at 11:36

  59. On frozen conditions the lake is beautiful as well, specially with those lovely colours during sunset.

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    January 30, 2015 at 11:55

  60. Your captures as always are stunners!

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    January 30, 2015 at 11:58

  61. Your skies are always so beautiful!!!!…:)JP

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    January 30, 2015 at 12:15

  62. These are stunning

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    January 30, 2015 at 12:33

  63. Beautiful! Looks like plates of glass.

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    January 30, 2015 at 12:51

  64. You turned the lake into pure beauty. Wonderful photos!

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    January 30, 2015 at 14:31

  65. Fabulous shots and the idea of frozen beach, of course! Lovely compositions

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    January 30, 2015 at 15:46

  66. wow… how blessed you are to live in such a glorious place Fi!

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    January 30, 2015 at 16:28

  67. Don

    A thoughtful post with very good ice pictures. I especially like the action of the skater.

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    January 30, 2015 at 16:44

  68. I love that you have a vivid imagination Fiona, even more that you share it with us 🙂 Happy weekend.

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    January 30, 2015 at 16:49

  69. sylviakirk

    Fantastic captures as always — even cold and icy is beautiful!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Fiona!!

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    January 30, 2015 at 16:51

  70. I love that term, “frozen waves”. 🙂 Great pictures.

    Greetings from London.

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    January 30, 2015 at 17:02

  71. Wonderful pictures Fiona! And I love your imagination 🙂
    I hope the winter comes back here so I can show you
    some of my frozen waves 😀
    Have a beautiful day with beautiful colours!
    【ツ】Knipsa

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    January 30, 2015 at 18:09

  72. Simply magical.

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    January 31, 2015 at 03:13

  73. così bello da perdercisi dentro!!!!!!
    meraviglioso
    grazie

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    January 31, 2015 at 05:11

  74. Oh my! These images are divine!

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    January 31, 2015 at 08:21

  75. oh que c’est si beau

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    January 31, 2015 at 10:34

  76. Photos to dream away.

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    January 31, 2015 at 14:02

  77. The skating scene reaches deep into my childhood and a mythological place.

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    January 31, 2015 at 18:29

  78. What beautiful scenes these are!

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    January 31, 2015 at 20:59

  79. Icy beach, glorious skies, dark trees, everything is fantastic. You always set fire on my imagination with your poetic photography, which I really appreciate.

    Yoko

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    February 1, 2015 at 04:43

  80. wonderful winter light and colors, beautiful photos, the last one is my favorite

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    February 1, 2015 at 09:11

  81. The last photo with the ice skater is my favourite – to me this is such an exotic world !

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    February 1, 2015 at 10:40

  82. Beautiful shots, I simply loved the color of the sky and its impact on the water.

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    February 1, 2015 at 13:32

  83. oh how I love the way you
    and your camera
    see!
    frozen can be gorgeous, can’t it.
    but my toes long to be bare in almost-hot sand:)
    -Jennifer

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    February 1, 2015 at 22:10

  84. beautiful sky!

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    February 2, 2015 at 00:04

  85. These are completely amazing images. I feel uplifted and inspired just viewing them. Thank you.

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    February 2, 2015 at 01:24

  86. such gorgeous beauty in your photos.
    i so love ice in all it’s amazing forms!

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    February 2, 2015 at 03:35

  87. I like that last image – the person gives it a great sense of scale.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    February 2, 2015 at 09:20

  88. Here in the south coast of England it’s hard to imagine anything freezing that solid. Loved to see the skater on the lake.

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    February 2, 2015 at 09:43

  89. ce premier cliché me fait penser à de l’ardoise angevine

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    February 2, 2015 at 10:13

  90. Even your frozen waves give warmth, Lady Fi. xxx

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    February 2, 2015 at 13:47

  91. Claudia

    such beautiful light!!

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    February 2, 2015 at 16:03

  92. it looks like a beautiful place for a skate under that glorious light – nothing wrong with imagination, it can take us anywhere. Have a wonderful week.

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    February 3, 2015 at 09:33

  93. Wow…all the way around!! From the gothic to the sunset/sunrise. All so very beautiful..

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    February 3, 2015 at 15:14

  94. I wouldn’t go near that ice beach

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    February 3, 2015 at 16:57

  95. Absolutely beautiful.

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    February 4, 2015 at 15:45

  96. Pat

    Nothing short of beautiful! Both the scenery and the photos…

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    February 5, 2015 at 00:07

  97. Kirsten

    I love winter time, too!

    Best regards,
    Kirsten

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    February 6, 2015 at 10:19

  98. breathtaking…that sunset! and the ice skating….well, I love winter, but sometimes the cold is too much for me 🙂

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    February 7, 2015 at 16:42

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