Sunday, December 19, 2010

ice forms

on a cold cold day my forsythia
finds itself decorated
with the most fragile of winter jewellery

a small pendant

and a bony brooch

while closer to the ground
the ice man dances

an ancient ice fish blunders into me
and then passes by

18 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Cold beauty, Steven. Your powers of observation and ability to capture such beauty on film is amazing. Thanks.

Jingle said...

well done.
powerful imagery,
with so few words.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Wa, wonderful ice forms! nature is great.. very nice what you found..
Byy

Reya Mellicker said...

That second image - wow. Well, all of them really. Ice is alive (I think of glaciers that grow and calf ...) Willow's pics of ice leaves on her windows the other day were also wow-ish.

What I love about ice is that it slows everything down. I love slow.

Love ice. Love you. x

steven said...

elisabeth i really like getting in very close to ice forms because there is so much going on inside them. light changes, there's trapped air, little bits of dust and twigs. like little worlds. steven

steven said...

jingle! thankyou very much for your kind comment. steven

steven said...

d.s. i wonder if the natural world is on a different schedule in argentina? what does winter look like in your part of the world? steven

steven said...

reya - ice is like a great breathing in of water, slow and calm. holding its place. bring in the light and it returns to waterspeed. thanks for the love!!! steven

Bonnie said...

What an amazing eye for beauty you have steven! I think the last two photos of the 'ancient fish' would look good on your header under the title of your blog!

Aleksandra said...

I knew you were good but these prove to me that you are one ice master as it seems ice is really your element,if you are able so masterly and with this kind of poetry in visual form to express your self ...
what a wonderful fairytale Steven....

Pauline said...

Big sigh of delight...

steven said...

bonnie that's a clever idea - the ancient ice fish!!! steven

steven said...

aleks thankyou very much!!! there's a really good fairytale coming up on christmas day! steven

steven said...

pauline - happy to bring happiness! steven

hope said...

Never has ice seemed so magical than when you capture it with your camera. :)

Friko said...

such fleeting miracles, so wonderful that you captured them.

Linda Sue said...

Delightful! Decorations without all the fuss! wonderful captures!

Joanna said...

Such beautiful captures of ice. It makes me long for colder temperatures...well, almost.