Wednesday, January 20, 2010

GGW Entry

Thankfully we have migrated to more normal temperatures here in the Pacific northwest and away from the frigid weather we experienced several weeks ago; however, that unexpected cold gave us many photographic opportunities in the garden. This is one of many as the water feature continued to freeze and form dramatic faces of sculpted ice.

This is my entry for Gardening Gone Wild’s Picture This photo contest for January 2010. The first judge of the year is Alan Detrick, and he has selected WINTER’S BEAUTY as the theme. Alan writes that although it is winter, there are still unexpected garden gifts.

19 comments:

Jean said...

Lovely photo Di. Looks like you also had some very cold temps. Such crazy weather!

CIELO said...

Here in this part of the PNW is just cold cold and dreary days... ahhhhhh! I’m so desperate for flowers.... ;)

Cielo

Mildred said...

That's an awesome winter garden picture Diana. I am happy that it has warmed up a bit for you!

Dorothy said...

Good Morning, Di! The icy pictures of your garden are just beautiful! The ones you posted some time ago were gorgeous, too. Happy Wednesday!

Kiki said...

Beautiful...wow! Looks like an angel's wing...stunning! Good luck!!

Noelle said...

Hello Di,

I love how the water froze in the shape of falling water, with all the curves. This is a great photo to enter :-)

Willow said...

Wow it does look like it has a face and wearing a long coat or robe to me. We are getting alittle warmer here too.

Willow

Mary said...

How lovely. It looks a bit like a sea creature. It's a winner in my eyes. Good luck with the contest.

Protege said...

That is very original and unusual.
xo
Zuzana

Kate said...

This is lovely! Glad to hear that normal temps are returning to your pretty gardens.

George Gaston said...

Diana, despite the cold, winter does offer some beautiful moments, as shown in your recent photographs. And Winter Beauty sounds like the perfect theme for a January Photo Show, after most of the country has been experiencing a real "deep freeze" month.

Good luck...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful entry in the "Winter" contest, Diana. Hope you win!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Glad to hear the temperatures are moderating themselves...I love your ice sculpture. It's a great entry; glad I don't have to be the judge!

Mary Anne said...

That's really quite pretty and unusual. I hope you win, too.

Meredith said...

That is just beautiful. I keep trying to remind myself that winter has unexpected gifts -- but I'm still happy when we get hints of spring to come, as today when it warmed up enough to open a couple of windows for a few hours. :)

Rose said...

Beautiful photo, Di! Good luck in the contest!

Laura in Paris said...

Beautiful! The fountain opposite my Paris flat had ice sculptures" for a while too - it was very cold in Paris around the Holidays.

RainGardener said...

Di that is just beautiful. I hope you place.

leavesnbloom said...

Di this is great - I really like the way the light is coming from behind it and the curves in the ice are quite something!

All the best for the comp.

Rosie