This winter is as cold as last year. There is heavy snow in the mountains and skiers are cheering for a great season. I thought I would have a good chance to photograph some frost or ice, but two weeks of sickness have just crushed my dream. I needed some images for an art show (see below) and in the process of digging into my library, these few ‘iced’ images popped up.

Iced Leaf

It is amazing how a faded leaf would ‘come alive’ after being coated with a good layer of ice. When a desolate ground is covered with snow, it turns into a white winter wonderland. A feeble leaf has barely breath left can be revived and created a colorful image.

Frosted Crabapple

Crabapples are long past the prime and ready to go back to dust anytime, but it is now magically wrapped in the textured layer of ice and look like a piece of delicious fruit. I wish Cedar Waxwing would mistake it for their favorite berry and come around.

Leaf Phantom

It took me a while to figure out how this ‘ice leaf’ was formed.  Either the actual leaf came off the ice or this ice leaf was melting and fell from a twig above. Whatever is the truth, the colorful background with red crabapples, faded yellow leaves, and evergreen bushes seemed to bring spring back to the winter.  This is what Nature photography can do for you.

An Art Show (6 other photographers and myself) is being held at a CCTV station in Salem. If you happen to be in the area, drop by and pay us a visit. Otherwise, you can go to the website and view the entire artwork online. The show runs from January 5th through February 29, 2016.

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