Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Simple Pleasure: Mother Nature As Artist

These days, as New Englanders are immersed in the heart of winter, my simple pleasure has got to be daily ice sculptures on the windows.

In the morning, after getting out of my warm, comfy bed and lifting up the window shades, magnificent art by Mother Nature is etched on every window pane.

Incredible designs, not one the same as the next, catch the sunlight and startle with their intense loveliness.

Who could be a better artist than the Creator?  No Picasso, Michaelangelo, or Van Gogh could even begin to "paint" the windows in more exquisite designs.

Cannot wait for the art gallery display tomorrow!

Dayle, from the blog "A Collection of This and That" sponsors today's Simple Pleasures party in which Writing Straight from the Heart is participating.  Please take a minute to check out all the other simple pleasure entries by clicking on :( ).


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Susan, Incredible beauty! Thank you for taking such lovely photos and sharing with us.

Bookie said...

Wow, what a sight!

Gayle said...

These pictures are simply amazing. Nothing more beautiful than God's handiwork.

Anonymous said...

This only shows that He truly does exist!

What beauty...only He could make so much beauty from something so simple...


Mariette said...

Dearest Susan,

That is a very beautiful picture of true natural art!
Thanks for seeing this beauty as a simple pleasure and sharing it with your readers.

Have a great day.


Dayle said...

Oh my gosh, Susan! I've never seen anything like this on a window, or anywhere else, EVER! That is truly magnificent!

Ms.Daisy said...

He is so amazing and always delighting us daily!


Mave said...

Susan, that is so amazing and beautiful.

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Wow! How blessed you are to see this on your window!
Just beautiful - like HIM!
joy in Christ..Trish

Linda O'Connell said...

Whether it is a patch of wild flowers, an autumn tree or these intricate designs that look like etchings on the window pane, God's beauty is everywhere. I love these photos.

Beach Bungalow said...

How gorgeous is that!!!!

Hope you'll drop by the Beach Bungalow!


Claus said...

Impressive! never seen anything like that before!! ever!
thank you so much for sharing.
have a lovely day!

Anonymous said...

Those are really pretty & they're all so different! =)

Chatty Crone said...

You are so right - they are beautiful. In the next couple of years there will be 7 billion people on earth and not one of us has the same fingerprint either. We have an awesome creator.


Heather T. said...

Love your photos of the frosty windows. I was looking through my archives yesterday and found some that I'd taken last winter of our upstairs windows, all frosted up...and it's so funny to me that I miss that. We had our windows replaced during the summer, when we resided our home. I no longer have any frosty windows in my house....and I really do miss that.

Thank you for sharing the beauty with us today!!

sarah said...

this is sooo soo pretty. HE is the best artist ever

diane stetson said...

Jack Frost was by your home last night....the windows are a lovely sight!


Gorgeous!! God is the ultimate artist!

Terri Tiffany said...

I was just going to ask how you were holding up with all those snowstorms and now I know:) You enjoy the beauty it creates.

Debbie said...

Susan, this is breathtaking!!!!!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

Lovely pics! I especially like the feathery ones.

We've got lots of snow here, but the temps are in the mid-thirties today.

Susan :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Although I wouldn't want the cold, I wouldn't mind my windows looking like that every day. Around here, I've just got draby and dirty windows. :/ Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

Leann said...

Hi Susan

You are absolutely right - no better creator!
I remember as a kid scratching the ice with my finger nail.

Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what amazing, God-given designs to photograph. Beautiful.

Barb said...

Your photos are amazing.God is the ultimate artist -- but capturing these beautiful images and sharing them with us is a specal gift. I have only ever seen photos of ice crystals. To see them in reality would be so special.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oh wow! Beautiful! God's work never fails to amaze me! You did a great job capturing the beauty of the ice.

Thank you for sharing it with us!

~ Tracy

Canadagirl said...

Ohhh I love these ice pictures. It reminds me in the Little House books how the girls would take Ma's thimble and make designs in the frost on the windows. That would be a lovely simple pleasure to do as a little girl. Thank you for sharing this Simple Pleasure.

Blessings in Him<><

Jennie said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I'll tell you - ice is scary, but it sure is beautiful! We enjoyed a rare ice event down here in GA earlier this year and it was just stunning to see God's artistry in that form! You will treasure these photos for a long time!

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