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This might seem a strange set of photos…

However, I can blame Toto – he said I should always carry my camera with me!

Everything is frozen solid here after a series of hard frosts – the photos are of thick ice on puddles at the side of the fields where I walked Henry yesterday.

I was fascinated by the shapes and patterns I saw.

Take a close look! I think you will marvel at them, too………..

Isn’t Nature wonderful?

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

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I like this kind of picture/photography, it's very 'arty'
:-))))))

Enjoy Christmas with the family Spritz :-)

24 Dec, 2009

 

Thanx 4 taking the Time Spritz 2 take these Photos they really r lovely :)

24 Dec, 2009

 

Love this sort of ice, takes me back to my childhood, it cracks so beautiful underfoot.

happy christmas spritz.

24 Dec, 2009

uma
Uma
 

Great pictures, Spritz!
Merry Christmas!

24 Dec, 2009

 

Once again showing your artistic eye, lovely pictures. Happy Christmas, Spritz and a safe journey.

24 Dec, 2009

 

Very interesting photos loved looing at them, all the best Barbara to you and the family hope you have a nice time :o))

24 Dec, 2009

 

Beautiful images Barbara - don't you dare go out WITHOUT your camera again ! Have a wonderful Christmas :~))

24 Dec, 2009

 

Thank you - be back soon - (I hope!) roads permitting, of course. :-(((((

Sbg - I simply couldn't destroy the beautiful patterns, tempting though it was!

Keep warm and safe, all - and enjoy your Christmas, whatever you're doing. :-)))

24 Dec, 2009

 

Fascinating pics Barbara. Nature gives us such interesting things to look at if we only take the time to notice them doesn't it?
Thanks to GoY, I've become interested in photography which has really opened my eyes to the bigger picture around me. :o)))
Happy Christmas!

24 Dec, 2009

 

Lovely pictures Barbara, isn't nature amazing, especially love the second picture :-)

24 Dec, 2009

 

There have been some really great icy patterns on my windscreen recently.

24 Dec, 2009

 

Lovely series of photos always something worth closer inspection and these ice patterns are beautiful .Yes nature is wonderful.

24 Dec, 2009

 

Merry Christmas :o))
There were some interesting patterns. The first one reminded me of a praying Mantis lol

24 Dec, 2009

 

~wow fascinating!

24 Dec, 2009

 

Wow! Love them!

24 Dec, 2009

 

Lovely pic's....can't wait for it to freeze again! Merry Christmas.

24 Dec, 2009

 

bril pics and wishing you a merry christmas,.

24 Dec, 2009

 

What a lovely set of pics Spritz...:-))))

24 Dec, 2009

 

Wow amazing - thanks Barbara

24 Dec, 2009

 

Wonderful pictures,spritz,how Christmassy :o))

24 Dec, 2009

 

Fascinating set of photos Spritz Merry Christmas :0)x

24 Dec, 2009

 

I love them, fascinating, thank you for sharing with us!

24 Dec, 2009

mad
Mad
 

You are so artistic to even think of photographing those ice puddles etc.
In fact they are good enough to be in the Tate - on second thoughts, they are more artistic than many things in the Tate!
What a wonderful subject and astoundingly beautiful too. Surprising where you can find beauty isn't it? Thank you Spritz.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

24 Dec, 2009

 

nice pictures barbara, funny how we dont notice something till we have a camera at hand, nature is wonderfull i agree :o)) merry christmas

24 Dec, 2009

 

Absolutely stunning Spritz. Merry Christmas from all in Digsland ;~))

24 Dec, 2009

 

Oh I just love them thanks so much we have no snow this year blue skys but Im so happy to be in WA Love you thanks for sharing so great.

25 Dec, 2009

 

Hi everyone - glad you liked the icy photos. :-))
Hope you're enjoying your day. Happy Christmas from SW London! xxx

25 Dec, 2009

 

I don't mind taking the blame for these superb photos Spritz. Please take lots more that I can take the blame/credit for.
Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2010.

25 Dec, 2009

 

Lovely pics & a very merry xmas :o))))))

25 Dec, 2009

 

fabulous I love frost for this very reason
your photos would look great framed :)

27 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks - I will, Toto!

I hope you had a happy time, Annella.

Thank you Vicky. It's a possibility. :-)

27 Dec, 2009

 

Amazing, I agree withVicky1 they would make great decor prints.

27 Dec, 2009

 

:-))

28 Dec, 2009

 

Brilliant pictures, hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family.

28 Dec, 2009

 

Beautiful photos. Toto is right, its best to have your camera with you at all times - I usually forget though, lol.

29 Dec, 2009

 

Yes, thanks, Dd.

Thank you Dawn - I do too! Ssssshhhhh...don't tell Toto, will you? ;-)

29 Dec, 2009

 

My lips are sealed Spritz ;-)

29 Dec, 2009

 

LOL.

29 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Facinating Barbara! I love things like this! :-) It's pouring down with snow here tonight, so hopefully lots of lovely snowy pics tomorrow....if it doesn't turn to rain!

29 Dec, 2009

 

Lovely? Did you say LOVELY. Sid? You know I can't abide the white stuff! :-((((

30 Dec, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

What's wong with the white stuff? lol It did turn to rain unfortunately, so no LOVELY pics! It was minus 7 here this morning......my Nicotiana sylvestris I fear is no more...Brrrrrrrr....

Happy New Year Barbara :-)

4 Jan, 2010

 

I shall make no more comments about s**w, Sid. Well - unless we get some here, that is!

I'm sorry about your Nicotiana....I'm sure that we'll all have some casualties this time. :-((

Happy New Year to you, as well.

4 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Got 4inches of s**w yesterday.....more forecast for Sunday....yippee!! ;-)

7 Jan, 2010

 

Well - we did and so I shall! Horrible stuff - got snowed in yesterday, and there's more to come at the weekend. YUK!! You are welcome to it ALL, Sid!

7 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Yup - send it my way - it's SOOO pretty! Oh, and I finally got around to posting some pics - there's a blog for you to look at Barbara, as I know how much you love the s**w! LOL

7 Jan, 2010

 

Gee, thanks, Sid! You know who your friends are around here, don't you! ;-)

7 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

LOL
I bet Henry loves it :-)

8 Jan, 2010

 

It's frozen solid - so his paws look a bit sore to me. We're going to have to be careful where we take him for walks - maybe in fields where there isn't ice to negotiate. He isn't at all sure about walking on the snow - but 'going' for a walk is different He always gets very excited about that.

8 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Maybe you could knit him some socks? ;-)

10 Jan, 2010

 

lol poor henry
hope his feet get better soon :)

10 Jan, 2010

 

No chance until the weather improves, I'm afraid! We're keeping an eye on his paws after every walk.

Sid - he would pull them off! He hates anything 'on' him, so a coat or socks or leather bootees would be a no-no!

10 Jan, 2010

 

Our springer Nellie she isnt here any more used to love the snow and ice but it gave her very sore paws too
She used to wimper after going to the shoot with her dad as all the brambles hurt her feet and then they got iced up too.
She used to have ice on the fur between her toes we used to get it off as it stays for quite a time
i am sure you have looked for that spritz but if you havent it makes them icey for longer.

10 Jan, 2010

 

He comes in, gets a rub-down with a towel, and then lies down and cleans up his paws - we have a look each day, but he is good at 'DIY' Vicky! LOL.

Thanks for the thought, though. xx

10 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

I think I heard that vasaline on the paws helps stop ice from sticking...?

11 Jan, 2010

 

LOL, Sid - he'd lick it off before he got to the door! He's a LAB. :-))))))))

Their other name is 'dustbins on legs'! Thanks for the thought, though - you are getting ingenious. :-))

11 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Ok....ok.....well.....how about one of those lampshade contraptions - then he could have socks AND vasaline ;-)

11 Jan, 2010

 

.....and spend his time walking backwards!

12 Jan, 2010

 

He refused to wear one of those way back when he 'had the snip' - he managed to remove it, somehow!

Walk backwards, Wagger? What, with his nose firmly pointing down, as he does? LOL

Any more bright ideas? ;-)

12 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

I'm working on it...................

12 Jan, 2010

 

I bet! LOL.

12 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

I've got it! What about mixing the vaseline with chilli powder?

12 Jan, 2010

 

He would LOVE that! He likes curry - so chilli? A breeze! He'd just drink his bowl dry afterwrds. LOL.

Actually, he's due at the vet's next week for his pill - they are thorough and always check him over well. We'll ask about this one back paw that's obviously giving him trouble. He'll let us touch it without flinching and there's not much to see, so I am baffled. :-((

12 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Hmmmm.........what about English mustard then? Must be something he doesn't like............?

12 Jan, 2010

 

I must admit that we don't have mustard, so he won't have tried that. I wonder? He doesn't like mushrooms or parsnips. That's about it!

12 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Ah well there we go then Barbara - a solution! Knew we'd get there in the end ;-) Smear Henry's feet with a mixture of vasaline and mushrooms and/or parsnips. Yum, yum, yum........ ;-)

12 Jan, 2010

 

poor henry :(

12 Jan, 2010

 

What good will that do??????? Is it an ancient herbal anti-sore-paw remedy?? LOL.

12 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

I thought the vasaline would save his paws from the ice and the mushrooms/parships would stop him from eating it? Now, Barbara, I do hope you're not using Henry's sore paws as an excuse not to go out in the snow?! I'm sure that can't be it, as I KNOW how much you LOVE the snow! How much do you have now BTW? We had another dump of snow last night and this morning - it's on top of the old stuff and we've got about 5 inches out there now. Think it's thawing pretty quickly now tho.....what a shame!

13 Jan, 2010

 

No - honestly. Not an excuse - a real reason! I am still suffering from the bug I picked up at Christmas - I have such pain in my sinuses, that I have a scarf wrapped round my face. My lovely husband has been walking H. for me.

S**w? We had another lot last night - I couldn't tell you how much from in here - it looked quite a lot, but I think it's beginning to thaw a bit this evening. YAY!! It's apparently very slushy stuff on top of the ice - so it's slippery. No post again today. :-(((

13 Jan, 2010

Sid
Sid
 

Aww - poor you - big hug xx Yes, I think it's thawing a pace now. And you know what that will mean next don't you...........FLOODS! ....hmmm...happy thoughts now... ;-)

13 Jan, 2010

 

Yes - the nice BBC forecast man has just informed us that it's going to POUR with rain on Saturday - and that there will be 'localised flooding'. Well, it had better not be local to us, that's what I say about that! :-(((

13 Jan, 2010

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