Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mosaic Monday - Icebound

Sometimes when winter stays too long
And brooks are longing for their song,
There comes a shining silver dawn
When trees of ice put jewels on.

Sparkling before our dazzled eyes,
They hold their beauty like a prize,
And we who look become more wise
While earthly riches shrink in size.

Poor is the man who cannot see
The beauty of such harmony,
This song of sun and sky and tree
Captured in icebound poetry!

~ Betty Hunter ~


It's time for Mosaic Monday,
stop by Little Red House and join
 the fun.

Have a great week!

42 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Your mosaic is just beautiful. I could use some tips from you on photogrpahing snow and ice. Your photos are just beautiful.

Crafty Gardener said...

What a wonderful way to make cold and ice look attractive.

Snap said...

Love the words and images ... icicles... fun!

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

such a pretty poem ,I can almost picture it!
~Sharon~

Piecefulafternoon said...

Gorgeous and so chilly. Thanks for sharing. The photos are magnificent.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful mosaic Jen of frosty icicles. Looks so cool and crisp.

Sheila said...

That's a lovely poem - there is beauty in the whiteness that surrounds us but sometimes it's hard to see. Lovely mosaic!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

What a beautiful poem and mosaic. It is so true the beauty that comes with the cold and ice is unbelievable. We are usually so selfish we can't appreciate it. Thanks for highlighting it. I love the previous post of your Amaryllis in Bloom. I have had them but not one now. That would surely brighten things up. Blessings
QMM

Elizabeth said...

lovely photos...what a lot of icicles there were near you...must have been quite cold to get these photos!

Mary Lou said...

wonderful mosaic jen and poem also. I think icecicles are like snowflakes, no two alike. I love them and enjoyed seeing them.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Jen
Beautiful poem to accompany some great icy photos.
Hope family matters are resolving themselves with time.
Judith

podso said...

Your snow and ice photos are stunning! It's amazing here how we still have snow in the shady areas and a bit of ice on the driveway even though it was 50 and sunny today!

Custom Comforts said...

Lovely poem and lovely photos encouraging me to be more patient and tolerant of winter, which has it's blessings if we look for them.
Cindy

Genie said...

I love your pictures and accompanying words. You are definitely in the throws of winter at your home. It looks VERUY cold. We have had lots of low temps, but no ice as of yet. I am sure it will be here before too much longer. This is a great mosaic for a winter Mosaic Monday.

Mary said...

You've captured beautiful icebound poetry in your mosaic :-)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

It is hard to see the beauty in winter when it does stay too long but that lovely poem and your photos show the true beauty!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just lovely! Great pics and a fun poem-thanks:@)

EG Wow said...

It sure does look icy! Your mosaic is very pretty though.

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Lovely poem! I have to say all that ice looks quite lovely! All I've got here is really dreary downpour. Although...at least I can drive in this without trepidation. I don't go anywhere when it is icy! :)

Sall's Country Life said...

Ahhh, can't wait to see some melting icicles in my part of the country. Thanks for giving me some hope. Great mosaic again, love it's frame, where'd you find that? Have a good evening!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Icy and gorgeous!!! A beautiful wintery mosaic!!! Have a beautiful week!!!

Sall's Country Life said...

OOoops Jen, I just spotted your Award and Tag Free Button!! Sorry, please accept my award as a compliment!

tales from an oc cottage said...

OH! I want some icicles!!!!

m ^..^

Scrappy Grams said...

Is the mosaic form in your camera program? I have done collages by hand, but not digitally. I love the winter mosaic, even though I hate being cold.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a beautiful mosaic, the icicles really are so pretty.

Pondside said...

My but that was beautiful! It's been a while since I saw icicles like those - they are magical.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Jen,

Beautiful - just beautiful. The mosaic is framed perfectly.

Have a wonderful week.

Carol

GrandmaK said...

Oh my! What precious jewels you have here. Real treasures! Simply lovely! Cathy

Maggie said...

Beautiful, crisp winter blues. What a gorgeous mosaic.

Carol said...

Beautiful words with such beautiful pictures! Love the icicles, so pretty and so interesting!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful mosaic! And I can see the beauty really I can. I'm just not sure I want to "feel" it. So I guess I'm sort of a poor person. I do really love these pictures. Really I do.

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

Your poem and mosaic sing to me, and it's so wonderfully soothing at this moment.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Now THAT looks COLD! Love the pretty poem and your photos! I guess it will be awhile before you thaw! It sure has been a cold winter so far! ♥

Mary said...

Oh how lovely! Winter does give us some beautiful scenes, doesn't it? And you have captured them so beautifully!

LauraX said...

simply beautiful!

Georgianna said...

Hi Jen, my you certainly are icebound! Beautiful images and perfect words to go with them. I hope you are well. xo – g

DoanLegacy said...

Just beautiful looking icicles mosaic! But I'm ready for spring :-)

Bella said...

Hi Jen,
Gorgeous photos, your poem is the perfect companion!
Stay Warm:-)
Bella

Linsday said...

Lovely mosaic - how do you get the photo in the background?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is such a beautiful mosaic..the prettiest one I saw this week! Ice and snow and even cold can be so magical!

Beth said...

Your mosaic is stunning! Love your pink quilt too. Have a great wknd!
Blessings, Beth

One said...

This mosaic is COOL! Love it!