Thursday, November 6, 2014


Ice contains no future, just the past, sealed away. As if they're alive, everything in the world is sealed up inside, clear and distinct. Ice can preserve all kinds of things that way- cleanly, clearly. That's the essence of ice, the role it plays.
~Haruki Murakami

We've got ice today, with many striking textures and shapes. My mother-in-law is fond of saying that there's no bad weather; there's only inappropriate clothing. I haven't really mastered the art of always wearing appropriate clothing, but since I will be out this winter walking our puppy no matter what, I'd better make more of an effort!

Lilac Bush
photo by Jayme Frye

Blocks of ice in Jökulsárlón, with Breiðamerkurfjall behind

Nahaufname eines Eisstücks aus dem Werratalsee in Eschwege (Werra-Meißner-Kreis)
photo by Canuma

Ice Crystal Dancer
photo by Len Burgess

Iceland Norðurland Eystra - Reykjahlíð
photo by Hansueli Krapf

Ice Lanterns
photo by Corey Taratuta

Ice Wall
photo by Craig Damlo

Sailing with skates on the ice
Unknown photographer, 1890-1900

Car race on the ice
unknown photographer, 1890-1900


HWY said...

I think of ice as an art brush used by nature. And it doesn't get enough credit as such. Thanks for giving it its just due!

The Ice Crystal Dancer is magical. And the Ice Lanterns are intriguing (the pairing of fire and ice).

Enjoyed seeing the old photos. I can just see the cars sliding around, and have to grin at the sight of the skaters sailing on the ice.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

I had this post open in my tabs meaning to leave a comment a couple days ago... distracted as usual! Some of this photography is really stunning! Love those lanterns.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Gorgeous photos! And while all that ice is beautiful, I'm gonna claim inappropriate clothing and stay down here near the coast. Come visit if it gets too cold! :0)