Blushing dawn

The blushing apricot tones

Of dawn light up the sky,

Hoar frost dawn

And bring a sparkle

To the trees wearing

Their winter dress of hoar frost.

Hoar frost

Then the dawn mellows

Into a melody of lilac and pink

Over the old church across the frozen lake.

Who says cold isn’t beautiful?

Dawn church copy

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112 responses

  1. Love those colors. Beautiful shots.

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    February 5, 2015 at 15:45

  2. It looks like someone painted it. You captured it so well. Stunning!

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    February 5, 2015 at 15:55

  3. Reblogged this on Dipyaman Roy and commented:
    Beautiful picture!

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    February 5, 2015 at 15:57

  4. Colourful and cold Fi, photography is excellent.

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    February 5, 2015 at 15:58

  5. Underbara färger, fullkomlig harmoni!

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    February 5, 2015 at 16:19

  6. Sigh…. so very lovely…

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    February 5, 2015 at 16:35

  7. So artful! Pastel beauty!

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    February 5, 2015 at 16:55

  8. so very pretty!

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    February 5, 2015 at 17:17

  9. Such gorgeous skies!!!!…:)JP

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    February 5, 2015 at 17:24

  10. Just amazing! First post I saw in my WP reader today, what a treat. 🙂

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    February 5, 2015 at 17:26

  11. Having been a newbie to living in a snowy wonderland, I had only just learned about hoar frost just before we moved south…I miss being able to go and see the hoar frost!!! We didn’t get it in Mammoth, but just up the road at Lee Vining…

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    February 5, 2015 at 17:44

  12. No doubt each weather/season has its unique and beauty! Fabulous captures

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    February 5, 2015 at 18:02

  13. Mac

    Brrrr. Beautiful. Brrrrr.

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    February 5, 2015 at 18:43

  14. You are early when you are out and about – and with very fine results!

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    February 5, 2015 at 19:00

  15. The trees are awesome!

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    February 5, 2015 at 19:12

  16. Gorgeous, Fiona.. As usual the colors are TREMENDOUS. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    February 5, 2015 at 19:57

  17. It’s hard to think of anything else to say than Wow! So beautiful.

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    February 5, 2015 at 20:06

  18. The contrast between the first blush of dawn the color of snow and ice is pretty amazing…Great photo.

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    February 5, 2015 at 20:50

  19. Ela

    Oh, such gorgeous views and amazing photos !
    Greetings

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    February 5, 2015 at 20:53

  20. Pat

    This last view of the frozen lake is beautiful !!! brrr freezing cold !!!

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    February 5, 2015 at 21:20

  21. So pretty, the snow with the delicate shades of pink.

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    February 5, 2015 at 22:07

  22. Beautiful!

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    February 5, 2015 at 22:44

  23. Serene and glowing with gentle light. Love your words with the pictures!

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    February 5, 2015 at 22:47

  24. Very, very beautiful. No arguments from me.

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    February 5, 2015 at 22:51

  25. Gorgeous skies and winter scenes.

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    February 5, 2015 at 23:01

  26. lovely and cooold!

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    February 5, 2015 at 23:21

  27. gasping in awe as always. Get so excited when I see you have a post! 🙂

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    February 5, 2015 at 23:22

  28. Such stunning colours…really beautiful photos!!

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    February 6, 2015 at 00:18

  29. Just beautiful!

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    February 6, 2015 at 00:24

  30. Ron

    “Who says cold isn’t beautiful?”

    You said it, Fiona! 🙂 And your photographs perfectly depict that beauty! See…and this is why I LOVE winter!

    Breathtaking captures, my friend! The icy tree in the second to last photograph is stunning!
    X

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    February 6, 2015 at 00:33

  31. What extraordinary light you have there and well caught too. 🙂

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    February 6, 2015 at 00:48

  32. Pat

    Beautiful!

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    February 6, 2015 at 00:48

  33. Truly beautiful photos. Ruby (?) is the perfect highlight.

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    February 6, 2015 at 00:56

    • Yes, that’s Ruby!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 6, 2015 at 05:43

  34. You know I never say that, Fi. I don’t know why, but I thought of Oscar when I saw these photos.

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    February 6, 2015 at 01:00

    • Ah yes – he never felt the cold!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 6, 2015 at 05:41

  35. Wow! fantastic views.

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    February 6, 2015 at 02:50

  36. You live where the winter light is always fantastic Fi. i think I’m jealous. it doesn’t happen here all the time.

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    February 6, 2015 at 04:22

    • Oh gosh – we have endless gloomy days/weeks with only grey light! The trick is that I only take photos in the light I like! 😉

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 6, 2015 at 05:41

  37. Your hoar frost is legendary! So very beautiful and magical.

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    February 6, 2015 at 04:26

  38. Gorgeous images!

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    February 6, 2015 at 04:29

  39. The trees are particularly spectacular! Lovely images!

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    February 6, 2015 at 04:49

  40. You make cold beautiful!

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    February 6, 2015 at 04:53

  41. Your cold is beautiful:)

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    February 6, 2015 at 05:07

  42. That truly is beautiful!

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    February 6, 2015 at 06:05

  43. Soft pink against the snowy scenic photographs was an absolute wonderful background. Just lovely photos. It is 14 above zero here in Illinois with gray skies.
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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    February 6, 2015 at 06:34

  44. Stunning colors. Magical views!

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    February 6, 2015 at 06:53

  45. it is beautiful 🙂

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    February 6, 2015 at 07:15

  46. That truly is a photo of a blushing dawn. Enjoyed the pics thoroughly.

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    February 6, 2015 at 09:32

  47. Gorgeous colours!
    One more beautiful than the other 🙂
    Have a fine weekend!
    【ツ】Knipsa

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    February 6, 2015 at 09:54

  48. Fabulous photos again ! I love the soft tones and this wonderful Winter landscape. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    February 6, 2015 at 09:55

  49. Nice winter scenery with a alluring sky. Winter does have does have a beautiful side to it.

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    February 6, 2015 at 10:11

  50. Wonderful and beautiful colors, beautiful photos!

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    February 6, 2015 at 10:13

  51. Kirsten

    Hi, Lady Fi,

    This is such a beautiful set of pictures. Just to dream of me tonight. 😉

    Best regards,
    Kirsten

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    February 6, 2015 at 10:17

  52. Great wintry landscapes, a dream !

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    February 6, 2015 at 10:25

  53. The amalgamation of your verse and images is enthralling!

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    February 6, 2015 at 10:29

  54. superbe avec ces nuances de violet

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    February 6, 2015 at 10:48

  55. “apricot sky”….perfect description to PERFECT images!!

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    February 6, 2015 at 10:48

  56. Your cold looks absolutely stunning! What a beautiful set of photographs.

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    February 6, 2015 at 11:14

  57. Cold is beautiful, but I must admit I prefer looking at it when I’m warm!

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    February 6, 2015 at 11:35

  58. I love that you honor the beauty of where you live so regularly with your photos. Stunning!

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    February 6, 2015 at 12:40

  59. First, I just love your cute Ruby! And the sky captures are lovely, the color is gorgeous.. And the frosty trees are gorgeous.. Beautiful scenes and photos. Enjoy your weekend!

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    February 6, 2015 at 14:10

  60. I just adore pink sunrises and you captured it so well!!!

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    February 6, 2015 at 14:52

  61. That tree laden with snow in the second picture looks gorgeous!

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    February 6, 2015 at 14:57

  62. Very beautiful photos! Like the color tones!

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    February 6, 2015 at 15:12

  63. I don’t think I’ve ever seen cold as beautiful as it is in these photos. The colors are breath-taking.

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    February 6, 2015 at 16:23

  64. Beautiful, but it looks freezing cold !

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    February 6, 2015 at 16:38

  65. Wonderful dreamy winter shots, I love them all!

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    February 6, 2015 at 18:51

  66. lovely shots of Ruby. I know our Golden just loved to play in the snow. It always looks bright and sunny there and I wonder how you get these shots when I know you have gray weather like we do here in B.C.

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    February 6, 2015 at 19:02

    • We do have endless weeks of grey cloud cover sometimes… In fact, I think we only had 8 hours of sun in the whole of January this year!

      My trick is to take as many shots as possible in the good light. I got lucky for these shots as it was early in the morning and there was finally a bit of colour to go along with the hoar frost.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      February 7, 2015 at 07:22

  67. itsallaboutpurple

    a great title for these extraordinary images!! i love winter, snow and frost!!!

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    February 6, 2015 at 19:24

  68. It’s magical!

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    February 6, 2015 at 19:27

  69. I never say cold isn’t beautiful! :)) It always makes me sad when someone looks at my winter photos and all they can say it”It looks so cold!” I’m a fan of winter, truly I am!

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    February 6, 2015 at 19:28

  70. Absolutely beautiful photos!

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    February 6, 2015 at 20:12

  71. calvin

    Cold is beautiful, these shots evidence. Good shtufffs. They have a tinge of valentines to them. But I wonder how many people fall in love when its -40C……..never mind answered my question.

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    February 6, 2015 at 20:41

  72. What a moment! Lovely colors and a beautiful frosted landscape!

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    February 6, 2015 at 22:42

  73. Amazing. You do such a great job. Thank you for sharing the beauty of cold.

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    February 7, 2015 at 01:50

  74. wow. what a vivid and remarkable sky…paired with the frost it makes the world look quite magical….

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    February 7, 2015 at 02:12

  75. Absolutely stunning, magical!

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    February 7, 2015 at 02:20

    • Wow!
      Such gorgeous photos 🙂

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      February 7, 2015 at 02:33

  76. Beautiful sky colors. I guess cold is beautiful!!

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    February 7, 2015 at 03:07

  77. That faint tinge of pink and blue add magic to these images. Beautiful!

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    February 7, 2015 at 04:02

  78. We had three days of hoar frost in early December.. It was magical! We don’t usually get it here, they say it’s too cold for conditions to create it.
    I absolutely love it. Your photos are just as magical.

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    February 7, 2015 at 07:18

  79. pretty photos 🙂

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    February 7, 2015 at 07:35

  80. Wow, these pictures are so beautiful! I wish I was there right now 🙂

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    February 7, 2015 at 09:46

  81. Stunning photos. Winter is beautiful! 🙂

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    February 7, 2015 at 09:50

  82. joy

    Really beautiful. You capture always the beauty of winter:)

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    February 7, 2015 at 10:24

  83. Beautiful through your lens

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    February 7, 2015 at 10:52

  84. drop dear gorgeous!..Love the purple hue in your photos…stunningly beautiful :)..

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    February 7, 2015 at 16:38

  85. What a wonderful series of winter shots! You can feel the cold, but it is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    February 7, 2015 at 17:36

  86. Stunning! 🙂

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    February 7, 2015 at 18:09

  87. No matter the season, you always make it beautiful. 🙂

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    February 7, 2015 at 22:59

  88. Stunning pictures. The colours are like a fairytale. Fantastic! Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

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    February 8, 2015 at 08:53

  89. Wonderful tones and winter photos, awesome mood and compositions, well taken.

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    February 8, 2015 at 09:13

  90. Wonderful pictures – we are about to have our first hot week of summer than has been cool so far.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    February 8, 2015 at 09:47

  91. Beautiful winter photos with a beautiful color.
    Best regards, Irma

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    February 8, 2015 at 10:57

  92. Your compositions give your photographs so much depth and beauty. Wonderful. 🙂

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    February 8, 2015 at 11:51

  93. There is such a beautiful aray of colours in your photos. And your dog just makes the pictures perfect. 🙂

    Greetings from London.

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    February 8, 2015 at 13:52

  94. Vackra bilder
    som målningar

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    February 8, 2015 at 16:51

  95. Marvelous! Such a soft pastel sky. Great capture of a magic moment.

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    February 8, 2015 at 19:02

  96. Exquisite colors.
    Fabulous red dog! xx

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    February 8, 2015 at 21:11

  97. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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    February 8, 2015 at 22:05

  98. a stunning sky you have there 🙂

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    February 8, 2015 at 22:20

  99. Hello,
    nobody can say cold isn’t beautiful if we see your wonderful winter pictures!
    I wish you a nice week
    moni

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    February 9, 2015 at 09:47

  100. Love the snow on the frozen lake…breathtaking.

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    February 9, 2015 at 15:07

  101. daryledelstein

    your cold is beautiful .. here, not so much

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    February 9, 2015 at 16:07

  102. Such a beautiful snowy landscape. Ours melted in about six hours.

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    February 10, 2015 at 10:55

  103. Your images are always a delight!

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    February 10, 2015 at 17:05

  104. Oh, you’ll never catch me saying cold (and winter) can’t be beautiful! But if someone needs proof, they need look no further than your photos. I love your “fruit-pallette” skies! 🙂

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    February 10, 2015 at 17:58

  105. Al

    Cold is certainly beautiful, as your photos show!

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    February 11, 2015 at 01:55

  106. Some of my favorite colors!

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    February 11, 2015 at 06:53

  107. Stunning!

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    February 21, 2015 at 00:10

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