Friday, January 25, 2008

Snow,Clouds, Ice, & Full moon...

~Bare branches of each tree
on this chilly January morn
look so cold so forlorn.
Gray skies dip ever so low
left from yesterday's dusting of snow...
~Nelda Hartmann ~January Morn

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Kerri Farley said...

Wow...All of these are amazing....but the collage of the moon is abosulutely FAB!

Tom said...

I agree about the collage of the moon.. I made one myself this week but not posted it.
We still have had no snow or proper ice, in fact I can not remember seeing 'Good icicles for years now.

I came across this poem, I hope you like it as it goes with your beautiful Ice shots.

Mount Toby, Spring Thaw
By Wally Swist

The trickle of melting ice
catches in the basin beneath the culvert,
flows ledge to ledge, then descends

the stony bed worn between the banks
of the gorge. Run off flashes
along the shoot of the frozen falls-

the thaw of the brook pausing
across a long table of snow-encrusted rock
before it tumbles over the rim of another.

The sluice slides down the doglegs
of ice, spills ribbons of water that plunge
through the beams of sunlight illuminating

each pool, and where, mid-mountain,
I stop to watch the rippling
water shadow silver the mossy cliffs.

I think it says so much about the ice views that I'm missing here in the UK.. we did get plenty when I was younger.
Have a great weekend

GMG said...

WOW! I'm quite impressed! Lovely pictures, as usual, it must be said...
Have a great weekend!

Cathrine said...

these are gorgeous

PS: have changed the url of my blog

Jo's-D-Eyes said...

Hi Catherine,
I came for he UNITED blog to see "who you are" very nice blog do you have here , I like all the stadia of the moon, very welldone,

Please be wlcome to visit my blog, I am a Dutch woman and I like photography too, and gardening also, so we have already something in commom.

Have a good weekend:0)
JoAnn from Holland

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Wasn't that moon gorgeous! I love all of your photos. You are an amazing photographer!

Chica, Cienna, and Cali said...

the moon collage is a poetry by too have a great Sunday :)

quintarantino said...

And who could ask for anything else?

FO - 2 said...

Delicate photos from your winter wonder land. In lovely blue and grey shades. :)

Ruth Welter said...

Just beautiful Cat...I especially love your "full moon" photos.

Bimbimbie said...

Hi Cat, love your moon shots *!*

Wurzerl said...

Great, the collage of the moon is wonderful. I love it.Last week we had a very big moon, but I have no photographs. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures with us.
Have a good week Wurzerl

Mireille said...

Full moon is always like a magical phenomenon...but your photograps and your composing are really magnificent

joey said...

Great moon shots, Cat!

Q said...

I have fixed a cup of Turkish coffee and am visiting! Catching up with my friends from far away places while others are getting ready for the super bowl.
We both spent time with the full moon! She is so beautiful and this series of photgraphs of the moon with the branches is very nice.
I enjoyed my Sunday visit. Hope you have a wonderful February.

tarotbyparis said...

Wally Swist, the poet, was pleased to see your use of his poem. He wanted your blog readers to know that you can find more of his work at and at
--his friend and webmaster, Paris