Cold crystals

It’s real winter at last!

The sun is so bright it hurts my eyes.

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The plants and trees

Are covered in glittering ice crystals.

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And it’s quite cold too —

So cold that even the icicles have icicles on them!

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Ruby doesn’t mind the

Crystals on her face.

(Neither does Simmie but he’s too busy running around for me to snap a shot of him.)

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Ruby waits patiently

For me to warm up my frozen fingers

Before we carry on with our beautiful walk.

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61 responses

  1. …brrrrr, but beautiful.

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    February 26, 2018 at 15:53

  2. itsallaboutpurple

    WoW!!! you have a beautiful, magical winter there. we have had some pretty cold temperatures but nope of the beauty you have displayed!!!

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    February 26, 2018 at 16:22

  3. Pretty dogs in the snow.

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    February 26, 2018 at 16:36

  4. Chanakya Kumar Das

    Beautiful scenes!!!

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    February 26, 2018 at 17:12

  5. The dogs seem to be having a blast!

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    February 26, 2018 at 17:18

  6. It’s real winter here too, and has been for several days, but no snow and not looking as gorgeous as where you live! I love the second shot of the ice-crystals!

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    February 26, 2018 at 18:25

  7. Heavenly!

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    February 26, 2018 at 18:27

  8. Beautiful pics.

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    February 26, 2018 at 19:01

  9. ·.
    Very cool images. Your winter is beautiful.

    Hugs Fi

    La Mirada Ausente · & · Cristal Rasgado

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    February 26, 2018 at 19:50

  10. Here in Oregon when we see crystals they call it a hoarfrost. We rarely get that as not much snow where I live.

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    February 26, 2018 at 19:57

  11. Bill Dodd

    Lovely shots—- The dogs seem quite happy in spite of the cold.

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    February 26, 2018 at 20:32

  12. Stunning as usual!

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    February 26, 2018 at 20:41

  13. Beautiful !!

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    February 26, 2018 at 21:21

  14. Always inspiring! Thanks for sharing! 😀

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    February 26, 2018 at 21:53

  15. You live in a crystal-cold world. I can’t imagine icicles upon icicles with 80 degree temps where I live. Lovely, once again, Lady Fi!

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    February 26, 2018 at 22:24

  16. Ela

    Nature creates something magical!
    Fantastic photos !!
    Greetings

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    February 26, 2018 at 22:28

  17. Such frosty beauty! It’s been cold here, too, but today rose above freezing. I skied this AM in sunshine.

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    February 26, 2018 at 23:00

  18. Even your frost has frost! 😉 Beautiful wintry scenes you’ve captured, Fi.

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    February 26, 2018 at 23:46

  19. Beautiful as always 🙂

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    February 27, 2018 at 01:04

  20. Al

    Lovely – winter has such a unique beauty that I can’t imagine living somewhere that didn’t get four seasons.

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    February 27, 2018 at 01:38

  21. rhiebert

    That is the kind of winter beauty I love to see.

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    February 27, 2018 at 02:49

  22. Ron

    Fiona, it is glorious photographs such as these that remind me WHY winter is my second favorite season (fall being my first). Yes, I love the cold, the barrenness, the snow, and the ice.

    These images are breathtaking!

    “So cold that even the icicles have icicles on them!”

    LOVE that!

    Thanks so much for sharing the beauty, my friend. 🙂

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    February 27, 2018 at 03:11

  23. A glorious winter wonderland!

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    February 27, 2018 at 03:36

  24. Beautiful scenes!

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    February 27, 2018 at 05:55

  25. So lovely and cold!

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    February 27, 2018 at 07:09

  26. Amy

    Loving the scenery and the concept of ice crunching under your feet when you walk on it.

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    February 27, 2018 at 08:39

  27. Cathy

    How incredibly beautiful!!!! Oh, nature’s art is just incredible!!! Thank you!

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    February 27, 2018 at 12:49

  28. Hello, pretty captures of the icy crystals. Love your dogs! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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    February 27, 2018 at 12:58

  29. Looks amazing Fiona, I would happily swap places for a few days. Although it’s been a wee bit cooler here the last two days it certainly couldn’t be called cold ☺

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    February 27, 2018 at 13:09

  30. Hugs to those sweet pups

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    February 27, 2018 at 13:11

  31. I really loe this last photo of Ruby framed by the ice branches. Have a beautiful week.

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    February 27, 2018 at 13:31

  32. Your pictures give us the most beautiful side of the winter. Thank you.

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    February 27, 2018 at 13:41

  33. Could feel the chillness and warm light melting up at same! Beautiful capture and icicle upon icicle

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    February 27, 2018 at 14:01

  34. You make winter so much fun and beautiful!

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    February 27, 2018 at 14:40

  35. Wow! what frozen beauty!

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    February 27, 2018 at 15:08

  36. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    Love to see your world. So ruby and white!

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    February 27, 2018 at 15:22

  37. I love the idea of icicles on the icicles – although, rather less the idea of being out in such weather…

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    February 27, 2018 at 16:42

  38. Wonderful wintry shots especially with your doggies included ~ quite the color combination and beautiful crystal captures!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    February 27, 2018 at 18:57

  39. Ice Jewels! Stunning. Ruby (and both dogs) are the perfect dogs for winter — because I’m sure they love it best of all seasons and because that same protective coat is absolutely the best color spot you could ever photograph against the snowy background.

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    February 27, 2018 at 20:25

  40. Vakre iskrystaller.

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    February 27, 2018 at 20:33

  41. Your first photograph is simply wonderful.

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    February 27, 2018 at 20:50

  42. The doggies are having fun.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    February 27, 2018 at 21:21

  43. Amazing winter sights from your part of the world.
    Stay warm. And have a great week. 🙂

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    February 27, 2018 at 22:19

  44. Icicles on icicles look magical.

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    February 27, 2018 at 23:52

  45. calvin

    Real winter you say. I see that and I can see the real Ice Fairies dancing under the disco spectrum. You must be smiling on these enchanted mornings. Here, real winter has come and went. We are officially into real mud. Not many fairies either, just the odd frowning one.

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    February 28, 2018 at 03:50

  46. Your friends are loved so much. I can see it in your photos. 🙂

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    February 28, 2018 at 04:40

  47. I love your world. We had a major thaw today, warm and sunny with puddles of water and mud everywhere. The tree branch almost looks too perfect like one of those fake white Christmas trees. I love the frost on the icicles. I think your pups are in heaven.

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    February 28, 2018 at 05:26

  48. Ruth

    I like the part where you say the icicles have icicles. I have never seen something like that and actually get excited when I see icicles (rarely, when I visit my mom during winter). At least the dogs do not seem to care about the cold.

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    February 28, 2018 at 05:51

  49. I haven’t seen icicles on icicles, or wonder if I haven’t noticed them. One of the most beautiful wonders in nature of winter. Here in my place, I’ve been used to mild winter, but once I experienced single digit temperature for long, even 10 degrees feel comfortable now. Stay warm.

    Yoko

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    February 28, 2018 at 07:03

  50. Incredibly cold no doubt, but magical beauty. Your final capture of Ruby waiting is glorious.

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    February 28, 2018 at 10:36

  51. lovely images!

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    February 28, 2018 at 17:53

  52. yes, I too have seen some frost and snow lately. It finally became winter. Your dogs has a great time!

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    February 28, 2018 at 17:56

  53. Icy cold and beautiful!

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    February 28, 2018 at 18:06

  54. Those are long icicles! Great photos as always 🙂

    Our weather can’t make up its mind between snow or sun!

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    February 28, 2018 at 22:10

  55. I love seeing the hoar frost on the tree limbs! I enjoy winter and don’t mind the cold. It’s invigorating!

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    March 1, 2018 at 05:17

  56. Awesome pics n cool close-up! Saw you on Lynn’s Sidebar. Will return!

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    March 1, 2018 at 08:38

  57. “ice crystals” make the world beautiful!

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    March 1, 2018 at 09:44

  58. Beautiful landscapes!

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    March 1, 2018 at 12:17

  59. Your little pups are having so much fun. Love the movement and the lighting in the first photo 🙂

    -Soma

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    March 2, 2018 at 02:11

  60. The golden lights and all those wonderful crystal! The beauty of winter indeed

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    March 5, 2018 at 00:27

  61. A última foto é um encanto! Parabéns!

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    March 5, 2018 at 22:58

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