Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Frosted Pine Needles



Temperatures were hovering just below the freezing point and a heavy fog enveloped Sidling Hill Mountain on Monday. As I reached the summit I was pleased to see the woodland turned into a winter wonderland by the exceedingly heavy frost.

If it were not for photography I probably would not have stopped and noticed the unique pattern the frost had formed. Photography has taught me to “see” as I have never seen before and to notice that which I once would have never given a second glance. In doing so I have found beauty that most will never see.

I expect that those of you who visit my blog feel exactly the same and we all are richer for the experience.

13 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very "cool".

Good post.

photowannabe said...

Not snow huh? Just frost. I'm so glad you stopped to make this memory. I agree that without the blogging I wouldn't see so much of life's special wonders.
Thanks for sharing your great pictures with all of us.

Willard said...

Such a true statement, and a great capture!

oldmanlincoln said...

This is really a slice of time.

dot said...

Very true and your picture is beautiful!
We are having summer again here but I think that will change very soon.

Irene said...

Gorgeous picture! I am new to photography, and I agree with you. One thing I am quickly learning is how much more different and beautiful the world can look through the eye of a camera. The everyday things can become works of art.

Kerri said...

I agree totally with what you are saying... I see things so differently now.... and I also STOP to see things -- where as in the past I may have just walked on by. Wonderful post!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I enlarged the picture and saw even more beauty... I know exactly where you are coming from... I like to think I've had an eye for nature for a while, but since taking to the camera bug I have been blown away with such sights as these. A dewdrop of rain in the morning, one of Abes bee closeups, the underside of a mushroom.. such places of wonder open up for use lucky enough to want to look and share.
Great post from a man with a great eye

smilnsigh said...

Frost is amazing, isn't it? Lovely photo.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Mari-Nanci

imac said...

So true Salty.

Great capture and so real.


Am now back on line, the saga continues-----

Meggie said...

Hey Salty: Found you by way of Irene at Our Piece of the World. I will definitely be back to appreciate your beautiful photography. I'm a fellow Pennsylvanian....southwest area near Pgh. I'm quite interested in wildlife photography, but not very patient. Not a good combination. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynette said...

I'm thankful, Salty, for your photo and its text because both gave me a chance to reflect on what photography means to me. It's great to realize that I share that feeling with others over the world.

Doodles said...

What a lovely photo.....just stumbled across your blog and am quite anxious to go to your archives. Thanks for the enjoyment. And yes taking photos just give us all a different prospective.