Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ice: An Intimate Portrait

Two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom,
multiplied by millions and frozen -
fused together to create a masterpiece.

Sheets, diamonds, bubbles,
Edgy and fluid, jagged and round -
shape shifter.

Flowing, rippling, dripping -
Pulsing, breathing, living.
Water drops like heart beats.

Thawing and freezing,
Expand and contract.



meg said...

Oh, you! Simply gorgeous--in all ways. And that seals it, we are doing the nature writing retreat!
Okay--I'm going to read the post again now. Bye.

Heather said...

Meg - =clapping and jumping up and down= Awesome! I sooo look forward to doing that retreat. Just tell me when and where, and I will be there! By the way, I was just re-reading this piece, and thinking about the ending. I initially thought I had ended my wind piece from a while back in the same way, but then I looked back, and I did not. Whew. I would hate to think that I'm re-using material.

Jain said...

Oh, they really are perfect!

Joy K. said...

The ice in the first picture looks as if it was deliberately carved.

These are lovely pictures. Now I'm wishing for a good ice storm.

Heather said...

Jain - Yes, I agree.

Joy - Thanks for the nice comments. But watch what you wish for!

Carol Mattingly said...

Well that was just phenomenal. Beautiful and poetic all at the same post. I love it Heather. Carol

James said...

This is beautiful. I love the way the shape of the poem mirrors the drop of water melting from the ice in (extraordinary) photo below. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Your ice photos are unbelievable, Heather. I am impressed as I am with you being picked as one of the 50 amazing nature photography blggers! Way to go!

DALSING said...

Very interesting blog. Love your photogaphs. They allow me to see another part of our country.

Shelley said...

Outstanding photography as usual Heather!

Heather said...

Carol - Thank you so much!

James - I didn't notice the poem's shape mirroring the ice melt photo until you brought it to my attention. A serendipitous coincidence.

Sandy - Thank you. I am extremely excited to be on that list of 50 amazing nature photography bloggers. It was quite a surprise!

Dalsing - Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words.

Shelley - Thanks girl. Good to hear from you. Hope school is going well!

Krista said...

Beautiful, from start to finish!

Heather said...

Krista - Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I see you are a photo junkie - you should check out my photography blog, too (although I don't post there as frequently as I do here).

Krista said...

*gasp!* How did I miss that!? Thanks for the tip Heather... I'm on my way... :o)