Saturday, November 23, 2013

Frozen Still Life

Every couple of hours, while I work on the website, I get up from the computer and go for a short walk. Usually around the pond where for the past couple of days I have watched it freeze and unfreeze. Rather like some kind of very slow breathing. Yesterday afternoon as I wandered about I noticed some of the grasses and leaves just submerged and barely frozen in the thin ice. The surface of the pond was marked with frozen water or snow droplets. I love the colors and the way the ice water has refracted the image. It's the Canadian version of the Dutch Vanitas paintings.

frozen still life

frozen still life 2

frozen still life 3



6 comments:

  1. Really like "frozen still life 3"...Thanks for sharing Liz

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    1. Thanks Rich, I am always amazed at what I find at the pond.

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  2. These photos are lovely - especially the texture on the surface of the ice. Gosh winter is really coming with talk of ice and snow. Here in the UK it's frosty in the mornings just now but some of the trees still have their leaves - a very late autumn with lovely colours and bright sunshine.

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    1. Thanks Charlton, winter is early this year and the last few days have felt like January, howling winds, yours sounds quite perfect.

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  3. Amazing images of winter's arrival...

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    1. Thanks Anna, the excitement of the new season, althoughI must say I wouldn't mind a much longer fall.

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