Weekly Photo Challenge. Surprise.

Arum Lily of Ice.


“We create fine-art, yet, none of us master creation like Mother Nature. Her inspiration is undying and unphased by centuries. We only mime her original masterpieces. ”  – Maria Lehtman

If I ever try to plan ahead for a session to take photographs in nature, it is a sure sign that rain or hail comes to intervene the plan. Or, at least, a very cloudy sky.

Every now and then, I end up in the right place at the right time. A brief window of opportunity opens up to capture a magical moment. Images of ice flowers and sculptures are amongst those rare moments.

The lovely, delicate works of ice art only appear at the river banks when the weather freezes up very fast. Usually, the snow will cover the river side in a matter of hours or a few days – or the temperature rises and melts them away. Water never stays in the same form for very long either way.

It is such a pleasant surprise to find different shapes as if Mother Nature herself walked past a minute ago.

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”   – William Wordsworth

Ref. Weekly Photo Challenge of  The Daily Post: Surprise

23 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge. Surprise.

  1. Melissa Heskett says:

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    • The Digital Teacup says:

      Hi Melissa! Thank you for your comment! I like the layout – some things would be nice to tweak of course, but there’s only so much you do with a template :). I would still rather keep this than play around with the code myself as I used to do.


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    • Naturepic Production says:

      Hi Tanner, thank you so much for reading and taking the time to comment! Lovely to hear! I used to design my own website and then moved to use WordPress for quicker blogging. This one is a ready layout, there are quite a few to choose from. The rest is my own branding: images, themes etc. I photograph and design my own books as well, so I’m used to the basic design work. WP allows customizing the layouts to an extent with widgets, banners, etc. WP has some nice basic features if you are thinking about blogging. Initially, it took me several hours during one weekend to set everything up.


    • Naturepic Production says:

      Thank you, Abrie! You also resolved my dilemma :), I was trying to locate the lily’s name in English. Arum Lily was exactly what I thought of, thank you for that! I love your Maze Runner-post. I’ve watched the movies as well. 🙂 We never quite got to South Africa though my husband’s a keen kite surfer – would love to see the Cape some day.


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