Monday, January 12, 2009

~Winter Beauty...

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~Awww...the Beauty of Winter!
~Keep your faith in beautiful things
In the Spring when it is gone.
~Roy R. Gibson
~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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~One leaf left on a branch
and not a sound of sadness
or despair. One leaf left on a branch
and no unhappiness.
One leaf left all by itself in the air
and it does not speak of
loneliness or death.
~David Ignatow

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~Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against
the sky, how beautiful it is? All of its branches are outlined,
and in its nakedness, there is a poem, a song...

~In a way Winter is the real Spring~the time
when the inner things happen,
the resurgence of Nature.
~Edna O'Brien
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NeereAnDear said...




Katarina said...

Catherine, your photos are so beautiful and the quotes are so fitting! It's a pure pleasure visiting your page.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! I especially love the ice images.

joey said...

You've captured the essence of the season in this most beautiful Winter post, dear Cat.

Fish Whisperer said...

Cat, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Your winter colage is great. A little cold for me but beautiful none the less. Hope your holidays were enjoyable.
Cheers FW

TRM said...

Great winter shots. Looks coooold, stay warm.

Kerri said...

Wonderful, clear images, Cat! You found lots of color and have captured the beauty of winter so perfectly.
I must go in search of berries!
Love your roses (can almost smell them), and the sleepy kitty :)
Thanks for the visit. It's always lovely to 'see' you :) Happy New Year!

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful Cat!! LOVE the ice!!

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful collection of pictures Cat, particularly the second one, quite stunning.

bg_garden said...

Wonderful photos that capture the winter. I wish you would add the FOLLOW Option because I love to keep you bookmarked. WONDERFUL WORK! Happy Winter dear Garden friend.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting!
I specially liked those icicles.

FO - 2 said...

You make winter even more beautiful with your wonderful pictures Cat. :)
Thank you for your kind words and pleasant comments at my corner.
I really appreciate it - very much. :)
I hope to see you around for Macro Monday next week.
Take care.

Q said...

Such a nice way to see this cold day, it is a prelude to spring.
Always so beautiful coming to see you.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Ruth Welter said...

Cat...your photos are the gleaming, glowing ice. I'm not a winter lover, in fact, I absolutely hate winter but your photos make it almost likeable for do a beautiful job.


Tom said...

One word springs to my mind Cat... Beautiful... :O)


melontha said...

Hi Catherine

I have your blog beautiful place and I'm thrilled with your photo collection. I also love plants and animals over everything and they also like to photograph. I'll blog more often to visit.

Many cordial greetings Melontha

Lily said...

Dear Catherine, this are very beautiful pictures and I love your close-ups on the branches covered with ice! It's very artistic and aesthetic!
Greetings from Denmark,

Sarah Sofia

Meadowsweet Days said...

Hi Cat! Thanks for stopping by! We share so much in common, except one thing..... I don't know the first thing about football! :) So nice to meet you. I will add you to my blogroll and will certainly visit again!


Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Great collage as usual, the seed pods are my favorite, I always think wouldn't it be fun to use the pods is some type of craft as maybe our ancestors may have years and years ago.

Barbara said...

Winter at its best! Your photos are outstanding, as always! I always love to return to your blog, so full of inspiration and beauty!

tea time and roses said...

Hello Catherine!

Thank you so much for your visit and kind comment. What a beautiful place you have here! Your Winter Beauty Collages are breathtaking, thank you so much for sharing them! I love winter, although here in southern California we sometimes do not have much of a winter. I am still able to enjoy beautiful winter scenes trough beautiful blogs like yours. I am so excited when someone new drops by to say hello, I sure hope you drop by for another visit soon. Enjoy a lovely Sunday!



Debra Howard said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous pics. I would love to be able to take pictures like that. Maybe some day. Love your blog. It is absolutely gorgeous.k

Bimbimbie said...

Hello Cat looking in for some winter wonders've captured beautiful cooling images to go with those quotes*!*

FO - 2 said...

Hello again Catherine. :)
I have an award for you.
"I love your blog".
Beacause you're worth it!!! :)))

Anonymous said...

Fabulous photo's I am going to add your blog to my reading list.
maureen x

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