Icy pearls

Last week saw freezing cold mornings followed by sunny afternoons.

frosted lilac

The constant freezing and thawing

Created the most delightful pearl necklace made out of ice.

(I was amazed how a single strand could hold such a heavy load.)

Necklace

Frost hung like jewels on the delicate strands of cobwebs —

frosted lines

Reminding us that the seemingly fragile

Can also show strength and endurance.

Single strand

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91 responses

  1. magic!

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    March 23, 2015 at 15:35

  2. Beautiful images, the frozen of the flowers and the long string hanging from spiders web, excellent.

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    March 23, 2015 at 15:56

  3. just beautiful!

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    March 23, 2015 at 16:07

  4. Oh so gorgeous! Lovely Ladyfi…

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    March 23, 2015 at 16:07

  5. Nice pictures, pure magic of ice forms these necklaces !!

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    March 23, 2015 at 16:56

  6. Mac

    ahhh pretty

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    March 23, 2015 at 16:57

  7. I love these!

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    March 23, 2015 at 17:19

  8. Amazing. I love your words put with the beautiful string of Pearls.
    Carla

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    March 23, 2015 at 17:41

  9. this must be the result of a fairy-spider! It is a jewel for the Ice-Queen!
    Wil

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    March 23, 2015 at 17:41

  10. Like a camera with a microscope you magnify the beauty of small things!

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    March 23, 2015 at 18:03

  11. Don

    Magnificent images Fiona.

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    March 23, 2015 at 18:35

  12. The photo of your crocus is PERFECT! Truly a reflection of our spring isn’t it – cold, warm, cold warm…..

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    March 23, 2015 at 18:59

  13. The crocus are nice to see and the icy pearls are wonderful.

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    March 23, 2015 at 19:01

  14. Beautiful!

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    March 23, 2015 at 19:35

  15. Amazing– I would have expected the spider webs to freeze and lose their resiliency. They are said to be amazingly strong, so your photos prove it.

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    March 23, 2015 at 19:39

  16. Absolutely stunning! These photos are breathtaking! Lovely!

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    March 23, 2015 at 19:44

  17. Pat

    Beautiful!

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    March 23, 2015 at 20:09

  18. Jim

    Amazing photos, Fiona!

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    March 23, 2015 at 20:11

  19. Beautiful! Wonderful pictures!

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    March 23, 2015 at 20:25

  20. Mother Nature never disappoints…regardless of the weather…:)JP

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    March 23, 2015 at 21:07

  21. Thank you for bringing us up close to such beauty.

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    March 23, 2015 at 21:07

  22. Magical.
    Intricate.
    LOVE!

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    March 23, 2015 at 22:02

  23. I think I read somewhere that weight-for-weight cobwebs are stronger than steel! Your photos have capture their tough but delicate beauty.

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    March 23, 2015 at 23:14

  24. Ron

    “Frost hung like jewels on the delicate strands of cobwebs.

    Reminding us that the seemingly fragile

    Can also show strength and endurance.”

    Isn’t nature amazing?

    Phenomenal captures, Fiona! Your photography always blows me away!

    Have a great week, my friend!
    X

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    March 24, 2015 at 00:07

  25. Beautiful and delicate as lace! I read somewhere that if you compared an equal width of steel to a cobweb, the web would be stronger. Amazing!

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    March 24, 2015 at 00:59

  26. sylviakirk

    Your posts/pics are always SO beautiful and magical! I do look forward to them every week and I do want to thank you for helping host Our World!! You are appreciated!! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!!

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    March 24, 2015 at 01:05

  27. the purple crocus are so beautiful.

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    March 24, 2015 at 01:15

  28. The purple flowers are so pretty. Everywhere around us we see the amazing work of God’s hand.

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    March 24, 2015 at 02:07

  29. Do you know what’s the name of those flowers? They’re so pretty. I love the frosty, icy webs.

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    March 24, 2015 at 02:45

    • Those flowers are crocuses.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 24, 2015 at 05:31

  30. A wonderful icy necklace! 🙂 Amazing shots!

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    March 24, 2015 at 02:52

  31. I am constantly amazed by your eyes.

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    March 24, 2015 at 03:34

  32. Beautiful captures. I love the splash of color in the first shot.

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    March 24, 2015 at 04:02

  33. Beautiful close-ups Finoa 🙂

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    March 24, 2015 at 04:13

  34. How stunningly beautiful and fragile these ice pearls are! How fortunate you were to see them!

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    March 24, 2015 at 05:22

  35. Thank you for noticing one of nature’s little miracles and capturing it in your camera for us. “…the seemingly fragile can also show strength and endurance.” So true!

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    March 24, 2015 at 05:34

  36. sylviakirk

    I do love your exquisite necklaces and you do indeed see so many of nature’s miracles!! And I’m SO glad you share them with us!! Have a beautiful week, stay warm and enjoy the moment — as always!!

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    March 24, 2015 at 05:38

  37. Just beautiful!

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    March 24, 2015 at 06:15

  38. I am so grateful for your artist’s eye. These images are sublime.

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    March 24, 2015 at 07:11

  39. Very beautiful pictures ! Love the first spring greeting !

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    March 24, 2015 at 09:10

  40. My sort of pearls – wonderful 🙂

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    March 24, 2015 at 11:21

  41. Quite fragile and magical, amazing details… Spring has come!! Calendaristic speaking… and We’re waiting for more signs, early, fragile, but optimistic…
    🙂 🙂 A good day of Spring, a happy time to spend in nature… *_* 🙂

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    March 24, 2015 at 12:00

  42. These are wonderful photos! Well done. We’re still frozen.

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    March 24, 2015 at 12:06

  43. Gorgeous!

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    March 24, 2015 at 12:07

  44. Beautiful macros!!

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    March 24, 2015 at 13:05

  45. The little flowers popping up … beautiful … and the ice on cobwebs … fascinating!

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    March 24, 2015 at 13:13

  46. Love those crocuses!

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    March 24, 2015 at 13:25

  47. So beautiful, love the soft purple glows and fresh flowers peeking through.

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    March 24, 2015 at 13:50

  48. miyahde

    Dearest Lady-fi; Fascinating pictures of frosts♬♬♬ Love t he phrase ‘Frost hung like jewels on the delicate strands of cobwebs’♡♡♡

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in England, xoxo Miyako*

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    March 24, 2015 at 13:52

  49. Don

    Exceedingly well done. Excellent images creating a beautiful mood.

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    March 24, 2015 at 15:59

  50. Wonderful shots. I like those flower buds.

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    March 24, 2015 at 16:04

  51. Beautiful! The Crocus are just stunning:)

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    March 24, 2015 at 16:09

  52. daryledelstein

    oh so very lovely … i adore crocus

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    March 24, 2015 at 16:26

  53. They are pearls indeed! 🙂 Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    March 24, 2015 at 16:38

  54. Magical images Fiona, j’adore.

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    March 24, 2015 at 16:50

  55. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    A necklace of magic for spiders? I love the promise in the unopened crocus.

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    March 24, 2015 at 16:51

  56. Gorgeous macros! Love the jewels very much 🙂
    Have a beautiful day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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    March 24, 2015 at 16:55

  57. Nothing as beautiful as a crocus in the spring ..
    Your shots are so beautiful as are your words 🙂

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    March 24, 2015 at 17:12

  58. Spider webs are amazing things. I am in awe then spiders spin a thread and take off into the wind, not even knowing if they will land in a friendly environment.

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    March 24, 2015 at 17:44

  59. so much prettiness!

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    March 24, 2015 at 17:56

  60. Love seeing the crocus!

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    March 24, 2015 at 18:02

  61. Spider silk is astonishingly strong – which is just as well, because water is heavy! And yet the combination is stunning!

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    March 24, 2015 at 18:20

  62. The pearls are indeed delicate and beautiful, but the budding crocuses make my heart skip a beat! What a lovely post celebrating this transitional time.

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    March 24, 2015 at 18:46

  63. Sehr schöööön – gefällt mir ganz gut !!
    Schönen Gruß,
    Luis

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    March 24, 2015 at 19:10

  64. Dear Lady Fi, that Rowling quote is said by Professor Dumbledore I think in Rowling’s first or second book. It’s been a favorite of mine since I first read it.

    Your words and photographs today made me think of Inger whose blog I just read. Her husband has been ill for almost a year and the two of them have shown such fortitude and strength. Human beings can be so amazing. Peace.

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    March 24, 2015 at 19:21

  65. Precious crystal!

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    March 24, 2015 at 20:51

  66. Anonymous

    Very elegant and precious photos!

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    March 24, 2015 at 23:45

  67. Al

    Beautiful! I love those cold mornings and sunny, warm afternoons – perfect for a hike!

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    March 25, 2015 at 01:17

  68. Magical and beautiful! Very professional shots!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    March 25, 2015 at 01:39

  69. Your spring blooms give the spirit such a lift…The fragile pearl necklace is such a wonderful treat, love the creativity.

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    March 25, 2015 at 05:02

  70. I loved your first shot – do your bulbs have buds the minute they come up from the ground? Ours take much longer. Those ice particles on the web certainly look like strands of pearls. Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by my blog this week.

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    March 25, 2015 at 07:13

  71. the magic of spiders!!! they’re so small and can make those strands and also a lot of fear 🙂

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    March 25, 2015 at 11:56

  72. Those warm and then frosty days can be so hard on the spring bulbs, destroying the delicate petals. But the spiders webs caught with frost are stunning.

    Jen

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    March 25, 2015 at 13:40

  73. isn’t it fascinating watching how quickly crocus bloom – love that!

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    March 25, 2015 at 14:55

  74. Nature creates beautiful jewelry

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    March 25, 2015 at 21:45

  75. Wonderful shots of the crocuses and frost.

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    March 25, 2015 at 22:44

  76. always great to see the first crocuses in spring 🙂

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    March 26, 2015 at 00:12

  77. Wow, how beautiful but how transient! Thanks for sharing.

    Yoko

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    March 26, 2015 at 06:12

  78. Lovely

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    March 26, 2015 at 07:46

  79. We used to call them fairy cobwebs and I love to see them

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    March 26, 2015 at 08:46

  80. Wonderful pictures – spider silk is remarkable stuff. I have just come back from setting the first fire of the autumn.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    March 26, 2015 at 09:13

  81. Oh my!! What stunning images, I love especially the frozen spider webs images – they are so beautiful! You are amazing nature photographer!!

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    March 26, 2015 at 09:50

    • Blush… thank you.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      March 26, 2015 at 10:10

  82. superbe

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    March 26, 2015 at 11:25

  83. Those photos of the “necklaces” are amazing!

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    March 26, 2015 at 12:03

  84. Lovely “icy pearls.”

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    March 26, 2015 at 12:10

  85. pearl necklace made out of ice … looks so delicate and beautiful. What a superb shot.

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    March 26, 2015 at 12:21

  86. I am so ready for spring! I love your photos.

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    March 26, 2015 at 21:30

  87. oooo the poor crocus’ look so cold but the webs are gorgeous.

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    March 27, 2015 at 16:33

  88. those purple bulbs are my fave! Spring spring, please come 🙂

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    March 28, 2015 at 13:38

  89. nocolebolo


    What a lovely flower. I think they are the first flowers of spring. Here, they are called ‘cólquicos’

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    March 29, 2015 at 22:51

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