January 19, 2010

I hope you dance...


the past few days
we have been living in a winter wonderland
~~
waking every morning
to what they say is
frozen fog
and
then spending the entire day
looking outside
silenced by the beauty before us
unfortunately
the words
to describe my blindingly beautiful world right now
are failing me
but
if I could find any that fit perfectly
I think
you'd want to sprinkle them all over the floor
like rose petals
and
dance
in them
*

92 comments:

  1. That is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous pictures with us this morning ... it brought me a little sense of calm.

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  2. stunning shots just stunning

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  3. OMG!!! Those pics are stunning! The first one has such subtle colors. If I saw that for sale I would buy it stat!!!! Amazing!!! Love your talent!

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  4. These are absolutely beautiful.

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  6. Wowzers!! So amazing!! I love when these kind of days happen. It creates such a Wonderland!! Your pics truly capture the essence of that feeling! I love them!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. OMG!!!! (I'm with Laura on this, but I added an extra "!") Beth, don't worry about the words, these photos tell all!

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...

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  9. i am so happy to see the beautiful part of a hard wisconsin winter...you really have a stunning view there!

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  10. Gorgeous shots Beth! Winter CAN be breathtaking!

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  11. i can almost hear the hush in the air... you are in a beautiful place!!!!

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  12. stunning. absolutely stunning!

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  13. Holy cow... I mean, whoa... These are absolutely gorgeous images! First I'd like to say that we too had the "frozen fog", but ours wasn't nearly as lovely as yours. Just beautiful!

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  14. one word..."AWE"...ok two..."hushed, awe".

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  15. I've been having a recurring dream of a gazebo set in a grove, surrounded by trees that look like this ... only now I know what they REALLY look like cuz in the dream, I'm inside the gazebo, in a bed pulled next to a fire, and gazing out through the glass windows of the gazebo frame though lacy frozen ice patterns ... geez, what an incredible landscape!!!

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  16. Amazing pictures.....wow!

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  17. Amazing photographs! You're right, there really aren't any words to describe nature's beauty captured in them.

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  18. I am in awe of these beautiful scenes...there are no words to describe the emotion when this is before you...

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  19. Stunning photos, Beth. We have had an eerie yellowish cast in our skies these last few days, nothing like the beauty around you. Enjoy and thanks for sharing.

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  20. absolutely beautiful!

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  21. Your Winter Wonderland photos are absolutely spectacular ♥

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  22. All very nice, but the top one has to be the best winter composition I have seen so far this year. Very nicely done!

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  23. Your photos are beautiful!
    I am totally in love with your amazing photos!

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  24. oh my goodness. not a word is necessary. absolutely breathtaking.
    i agree with Glen, that first one is amazing - it hardly looks real. i can just sense how it must have been to be standing where you were.

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  25. Wow, what a truly magical photo, looks like a winter wonderland alright! Must be tough stuck inside, or not! Enjoy some down time!
    Beautiful! :)

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  26. you are lucky to live in such a stunning place! Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Oh Beth! These photos are breathtaking! So beautiful!

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  28. I would put those shots in a fame and hang them in my living room-- They are STUNNING.

    Wow, just wow Beth!

    xo

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  29. WOW!!! Words can't describe the beauty you captured.

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  30. oh I want to drink those photos into my soul.
    you're the best , Beth. This made my day.

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  31. I want to say just beautiful, but maybe exquisite would work better. I love seeing frozen fog on the trees, something we don't have often here in Portland.

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  32. This is the first time i have visited your blog... WOW.

    Wont be the last.

    Awesome work and love your posting.

    TTFN~~ Claudia

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  33. sooo beautiful! i'm jealous of your beautiful weather. it's just grey and wet here.

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  34. Your photos speak volumes! So very beautiful!!

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  35. Absolutely beautiful, Beth!

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  36. Simply beautiful.

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  37. We've had days like that too, but I have to say, your pictures make them even more stunning that in real life, and that's talent! (You don't mind if I save them just to look at once in a while do you?)

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  38. I guess can't, you've disabled the funtion (and I don't blame you). The first one is so stunning though.....can I buy a print from you?

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  39. Just beautiful...stunning in their beauty. It feels so peaceful, so quiet...no words needed!

    Thank you!

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  40. Omigosh, absolutely gorgeous!!! And I think your words are very apt. :)

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  41. I keep coming back! I have to keep looking! It just struck me....Ansel Adams, but better! :-)

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  42. the structure of winter is incredible ....

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  43. Oh, Beth, it's just gorgeous!!! I've been manifesting snow here in NC for months now and even though I've been told we are supposed to have the coldest winter in 25 years, well, it's just not happening. I'm bringing in my 41st birthday this Sunday and I hope I look out the window to see the beauty that the Universe has so kindly dropped at your feet. Enjoy, my beautiful friend, nature has surely shined her snowy face on you.

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  44. Wow, Wow, Wow. But I say that everytime you post! These are special Beth, thank you for sharing these beautiful and magical photographs! Hope you are well!

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  45. absolutely amazing! woooow!

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  46. i am right there. dancing with you.

    yes, the white does bring silence.

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  47. Holy sh**??! Who needs words when you have captured images like these?? Absolutely stunning.

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  48. oh wow. these are beautiful. wow!

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  49. I only dance in my dreams, but looking at your photos makes me want to dance in your winter wonderland.

    I haven't seen anything prettier than this is a very long time.

    donna

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  50. My heart just skipped a beat. I love these. Oh, so much!

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  51. While I wouldn't want to live in it, I am so overjoyed that you send these unbelievable pictures that so how splendidly beautiful snow and ice can be. It is so easy, indeed, to appreciate it from this perspective. The trees are so incredible!

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  52. OMG...these are amazing. you need to be selling prints of these ASAP... they are utterly amazing.

    i won't tell you it was 65 here today. no i won't....

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  53. Oh my holy God Beth, these are blindingly, heartbreakingly beautiful. And, the second one is the one I want for winning awhile back. Oh, thank you so much for showing us this!

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  54. I thought it might be true, but now I know for sure. You live in a fairy tale.

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  55. no words..








    still, no words...
















    stunned.

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  56. Simply stunning photos. I want to be there.

    Holly

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  57. Holy Smokes Beth....these are breathtaken! And yea it's like magic touched all thats out there.

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  58. Winter wonderland?

    Heaven?

    Paradise?

    They've all been done. I don't know how I'd describe it either, but I feel like I can climb right into those photos!

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  59. Beautiful photos, you're very good...these makes me want to take a deep breath of crisp fresh air.

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  60. The title touched me, then the photos. I was married on a Saturday morning almost six years ago in a little plain white church in the woods. My husband sang I hope you dance to me at the end of the ceremony with verses he wrote and added. It was my gift from God on our special day. Snow is peaceful to me and your pictures just are peace.

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  61. WOW! What a glorious landscape for photo ops! Just beautiful! I would certainly hang at least one of these close to me for long gazing and daydreaming... ahh, yes...when it's 98 and 100% humidity these will be mega refreshing views!

    Gorgeous work!

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  62. I lived by a lake in northern BC growing up, and we'd get this beautiful frost occasionally, when the fog came up onto the lake. We called it hoarfrost, which I think is an old fashioned, old-english type term for it. Anyway you look at it, it's absolutely gorgeous. And your photos capture it perfectly--and we can enjoy it without having to go into the cold! Amazing job!

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  64. LOVE these... no frozen fog here unfortunately, making me want to drive to Madison just to participate in the frozen fog...would love to buy one of these beauties off you when I see you on Friday (?)

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  65. I moved from Northern Nevada and haven't seen this since living there. We called it pogonip (I think it's an Indian word) there.

    Beautiful!
    Lori

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  66. "Art in Ice…" Priceless!

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  67. these photos are absolutely amazing. I was not one yesterday, but I would have!!!

    Anyway, I love all your photos... but these are definitely spectacular!!!

    I do dance!!!

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  68. Imiss one day and I miss this, thank gosh I checked this morning, simply beautiful, amazing, brilliant....what a wonderful world we live in Beth, and that we get to take the time to see it. Take care.

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  69. I wish our "winter wonderland" looked like that! It would make winter much more enjoyable. Instead we have dead, muddy brown. It's not a normal winter here in Montana!

    rhoda

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  70. I hadn't commented yesterday because the I think word you couldn't find was "stunning" and it had already been said by others here. But they are truly stunning!

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  71. Simply beautiful. A different kind of breathtaking from this part of the world (Honolulu). Thanks for sharing!

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  72. It's like living in a postcard.

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  73. I have entered another winter world through these photos...one of pure MAGIC! Thank you for sharing your snowland.

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  74. oh wow it's pics like this that make me wish so much for snow in winter. We have cool air and not much more, I have never been in the snow and this just looks so incredible. A real fantasy land

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  75. oh my gosh these photos have left me speechless. They are incredible. You are so talented dear beth. so very talented!

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  76. Well, I didn't leave a comment yesterday, but I dragged my family into my office to see the photos! They are brilliant!

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  77. Wow! Have you ever received this many comments before!??? This is so cool!!!! How fun!!! love laura

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  78. Oh Beth! These are beyond stunning!

    xo

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  79. A preview of heaven.

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  80. Pick me, Pick me... I missed winter this year. And, I really did miss it.
    I'm just as surprised as you are by that statement.

    :)

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  81. These photos are amazing! I especially love the last one. Wow. I just can't get enough of them. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  82. Stunning, absolutely stunning!

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  83. Those photos remind me of how beautiful winter in the midwest can be. And now that I'm living in FL, I still miss that beauty. Of course I don't miss the gommy gray skies. Love looking at your photos, Beth.

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  84. Absolutely gorgeous. Really amazing beauty.

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  85. This post may have been accidental but I couldn't think of anything more beautiful to celebrate you 600th post with.

    Congratulations. I am sorry I missed it.

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  86. oh, my gosh!

    speechless.

    i hope you entered at least one of these into s.s. daily click pool. or some contest. so incredibel.

    you know, i so regret not going to work late on monday morning, because this is what it looked like around here, too. and as i was driving to work, i knew i should be out taking pics of it. so sad. this kind of effect does not happen often. next time...

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  87. omg!!!!
    where is this magical faerieland, i want to live in this kingdom....xox

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  88. Holy moly these are stunningly beautiful. My jaw is on the floor.

    Frozen fog...how I love that! Sounds like a name for a beverage at a coffee shop, but no...it's so much better...It really is frozen fog.

    Love that.
    Can I come visit you the next time you get frozen fog?

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth