Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ice and Blue Skies

(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.  Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)

We've been fortunate (or unfortunate if, like my Beautiful Bride, you like snow) this year as far as winter weather is concerned.  But even I will admit that winter can bring some beautiful photographic opportunities.  This picture, from my archives, shows ice on tree limbs gleaming in the sun beneath a beautiful blue sky.

28 comments:

imac said...

Nice one George, love the contrast of the blue skk and ice

Maple Lane said...

Very pretty photo, George. We woke to rain this morning but it is 65 degrees at 5 a.m.!!!

Sandra said...

ice is beautiful..but only if i see it in your lovely photos

Tanya Breese said...

i think this winter has been covering all the bases for weather. we've had snow, ice, freezing temps, warm temps and today warm, tornado watches and thunder storms...weird!

Tanya Breese said...

oh, and beautiful photo!

Betty Manousos said...

simply fantastic shot!
makes me long for spring.

L. D. Burgus said...

I really like the sparkle. We have strong winds making new drifts for me to photograph. I will have to bundle up to go out there though. Great color of the sky background.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela fotografia...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Ginny said...

Gorgeous combination of ice and blue.

Ms. A said...

I much prefer the ice be in your photos than in my weather.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You caught that beautiful sparkle so well. Great shot.

Linda said...

This is a great example of the beauty that can be found during the season of ice and snow. But I'm glad it's just ONE of our seasons. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shimmering ice but best of all--sunshine and a blue sky. I hope it warmed up. MB

Maria Emilia Moreira said...

Olá!
A Internet e aos Blogs têm isto de bom: conhecer lugares fantásticos onde nunca poderemos ir...descobrir um mundo novo em nossa casa...ler um montão de coisas e aprender algo...
Saudações de Portugal.
Maria Emília

EG CameraGirl said...

What a gorgeous combination: ice and blue!

Linda said...

So lovely, George!

A Lady's Life said...

Blue Skies shining on me. Nothing but blue skies do I see.

This popped into my head as soon as I clicked onto your web page. Well done George:)

Lorri said...

I love how the ice reflects the light against the blueness. Beautiful.

Leovi said...

Impressive ... I like frozen branches on blue sky.

Lisa Buben said...

That is just gorgeous the way the branches show the ice. Not always an easy shot to catch either.

Hilda said...

I'd rather appreciate winter from afar, from beautiful photos like yours!

rainfield61 said...

Life is always beautiful.

Jeevan said...

This is a brilliant shot George! Looks like decorated with white fluorescent.

Craver Vii said...

You beautifully captured the shimmering light. My wife and I like the snow and cold. I am hoping we can build snowmen soon.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I agree, Ice is gorgeous in the winter. As long as you don't have to drive or walk on it. :)

Linda said...

Lovely scene! But don't stand under icy branches too long...

eileeninmd said...

Pretty capture of the sky! I like the sparkle from the ice! Happy Skywatching!

Amelia said...

Hi George, amazing and so beautiful scenery. Your photography skill is excellent.

Best regards.