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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Nature's Magic ... Icicles

Hello my dear friends,

last Sunday wasn't just a day about crocheting and e-mails. In the afternoon I headed outside and cleared driveways and paths for my elderly neighbours and spent a little time outside in the cold and snow.

You have obviously noticed that I have taken a liking to photography these days. Not only of my creations but also of my surroundings to and it was one of those times that I spotted something that needed to be captured with my lens. It wasn't anything outrageous or crazy, just something very cold ...  icicles.

I remember as a child, where I grew up on the north coast of BC, we would have huge icicles hanging off our front porch and roof and when my Dad was is a hurry just before leaving for work and his cup of coffee was too hot, he would step outside and snap a piece of an icicle off and stir his coffee with it to cool it down fast. I was always so amazed when he did that.

There was one tiny icicle I saw and captured that wasn't large at all and it wouldn't change the temperature of your coffee by a degree either but it was a piece of art and beauty by itself in my eyes.

It was similar to this little was but a bit more special.
It is living, for this moment in time, like several others in our blue spruce tree in the front garden of our house and it caught my eye whilst I was clearing the path of snow next to it.

And this Is why it so special ...

 ... it was a tiny icicle that had chosen to grow on the end of a needle of said tree, almost like a tiny glass Christmas tree ornament but one that would melt away eventually in the warm sun rays which I hope will not be too soon.  I can't believe the detail of the ice' it's almost as if it has a beautiful pattern inside itself.  So Small but yet so magical ...  and this is why I love taking photographs these days.. You can capture so much beauty with a little click!

I would love for you to visit me here at Todolwen some time again ~ it is always so nice when you do.

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.

Karen B. 


  1. Hi Karen, You are one kind neighbour to help clear the snow from their path ...your ice photo's are so beautiful... nature is a true artist don't you think... Hugs May x x x

  2. I can remember as a child we would break off an icicle and eat it like you would a Popsicle.

  3. What a fun post. Your photos are lovely and brought back a lot of memories of my life on a farm as a kid. Dad too gave us memories of icicles, and good memories of most things, especially nature and animal life. I enjoyed my visit today with this early warm tea....it's so cold outside.

  4. We're seeing much of the same winter wonderland here on the east coast. It's breathtaking. Messy... But breathtaking nonetheless. That tiny icicle is go rogues! Your photos are lovey. Stay warm Karen!

  5. if only Christmas decorations were as beautiful! Eleanor x

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  7. Your photos are so pretty. I've take a few of my own!!! (I deleted the last post because I said I was ready for Spring and it sounded a little harsh… Ha! We've had so much snow… 9 1/2" last night, on top of 12" already on the ground, and 10 more coming this weekend…I'm a bit snowed out… and snowed in and the moment.) Ha!

  8. The way you've photographed the icicles is just magical.


  9. Great eye for spotting that tiny little "cicle"...so beautiful! I miss the snow - I know those of you living in it at the moment can't wait for it to leave this year, but I would love JUST a little, here in the desert - sigh...Happy Wednesday - Tanya

  10. Again wonderful magical winter pictures!
    Thanks for sharing Karen.

    Greetings from Germany

  11. BeaUtiful pictures...you definitely see magic everywhere.

  12. Love your magickal icicle pictures Karen!!
    Hugs! deb

  13. Your photos are so lovely, Karen! And that icicle is just so dear. We've had lots of ice and snow here, as well, and as punishing as it can be at times, it is truly beautifu!

  14. Your photos are lovely, a very fun post!
    Hugs from Catalonia