Monday, February 4, 2008

~ "ICE" ~ But, The Garden In My Mind Does Grow...


~ "Nature is the Art of God!"
~Unknown


~ "The garden in my mind does grow.
In Winter's cold and sparkling snow and ice...

On this cold and freezing day ~my vision's clear
even though days are short,~ through the snow,
the buds appear. In my mind Cleamtis climbs,
and morning glories do entwine, woodland phlox
and scarlet pinks replace the frost if I just blink.
My inner eye sees past the snow.
And in my mind, my garden GROWS!"
~Winter Garden~source not known


~Come when the freezing rains
have glazed the snow
and clothed the trees with ice...
~A Winter piece by William Cullen Bryant



~" Every gardener knows that under the cloak
of Winter lies a miracle...a seed waiting to
sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud
straining to unfurl. And the anticipation
nurtures our dream."
~Barbara Winkler
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23 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

I have not seen ice like this for many many years over here. I was talking to a friend todat about this and he agreed it as been many years. I remember massive icicles and waterfalls that started to freeze, the water just kept building up and freezing... I hope we get a good solid freeze again.

Bimbimbie said...

Beautiful icicles. I love this series of photos those icicles look like they have greedily entrapped the drops of red *!*

quintarantino said...

These are very well framed photos and of such beauty. Loved them all.

joey said...

Love Barbara Winkler's quote, one of my favorites. Beautiful photos, Cat ...

Shady Gardener said...

Beautiful photos. Something about things encapsulated in ice. I also enjoyed B. Winkler quote. Thanks!

Britta said...

Wow this looks fantastic. I can't remember when I've seen ice on the trees like on your photos. Must have been when I was little. We don't have much as you call it "winter" this year. Feat pictures!

Have a wonderful week, Britta

oldmanlincoln said...

I suppose you have to think of tomorrow when the sun is warm and the ground moves. Still, these are nice photos and experiences you will cherish a long time.

Shady Gardener said...

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Kalyan said...

Wow...some very beautifully captured shots!

oldmanlincoln said...

We got some ice a few days ago, but it then warmed up and now it all rain. Thankfully. Nice photos you got here.

Moi said...

exquisite! someday I will love to capture something similar :)

Ida said...

Love all the pictures and the promising poem. :)

TRM said...

I love the ice the way it looks, it begs to be photographed, nice job. Too bad it's so hard to get around in it.

Mireille said...

After I looked your photos, I'm cold!
In Provence, it's seems springtime is already here!
I sending to you a little of sunny thoughts

Mireille said...

It's again, me! because I forgot to tell you how much your photos are really beautiful
thank you

Daniel J Santos said...

Beautiful, what a beautiful images...
With Images

Kahshe Cottager said...

How beautiful ... a garden under glass!

imac said...

What really great shots these are.
Its nice to see it this way .



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Wurzerl said...

It' s so wonderful! Barbara Winkler's quote and your great photographs. In Bavaria we are waiting for Spring. Christmas Roses, Crocus and Snowdrops are blooming.But your seeds and buds can wait!

kris said...

Hi Cat - it is always so fun to come here and stroll through your lovely photos! thank you!

I love these ice photos - exquisite is the word that comes to mind. I also loved seeing flowers and other garden reminders. I've been looking through my garden photos from last year - longingly!! I am so ready for spring. But in the meantime, nice to enjoy your images.

Ruth Welter said...

Cat, I really love your ice photos..ice is always so beautiful. Well, except for when you are driving on it. : ) I just saw some of my spring bulbs peeking up in my garden today. This is definately a good sign winter will come to an end.

SHOOTING STAR said...

Beauitful Photos!

Jeanie

SHOOTING STAR said...

Beauitful Photos!

Jeanie