Saturday, February 11, 2012

i heart macro Sunday

When I was younger, my parents and I would often visit my grandparents on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  It seemed most of my aunts and uncles would do the same because my grandparent's house was always full of company.  (It didn't hurt that most of my family lived within five or ten minutes of each other.)

Now that I'm grown and have moved further away, it's hard to just "drop in" on either my parents or in-laws.  It is still a treat, though, to spend an afternoon visiting.

While the kiddo tired out her grandmother, I had the opportunity to spend a few cold minutes in my in-laws' back yard.

Even though I was only outside for about fifteen minutes, I think I took enough pictures to last through several "I heart macro" posts.  (Hopefully, you won't be too tired of wintery back yard photos.)

Today, I want to share a few pictures of my father-in-law's pond.  Even in the middle of winter, it is something to see.  The water lily leaves floated just under the water's surface, almost touching the thin sheet of ice hovering above.

The texture on the leaves was amazing.

As were the ice crystals:

This little bubbling pipe was merrily working away.

studio waterstone


  1. Not tired of wintry backyard photos at all! These are really nice. Great texture and colors. Beautiful! (and fun that you got some time out while Gramma kept the kiddo busy!) Enjoy your week.

  2. Oh, I like the bubbling pipe! I never get tired of wintry backyard photos! :)

  3. Isn't it amazing if you touched those leaves they'd probably disintergrate!.Like fairy wings!

  4. Those ice crystals are amazing - so's the texture! Love these!

  5. Tanya, Those are great shots, they are all amazing.

  6. these wintry brown below icy 'frosting' a caramel cake or something.

    That last that actually 'running' water or was this frozen that way?

    MY MACRO LINK Drop by and see if you can find something seasonal hidden in the images. Just for fun.

  7. Beautiful shots! I love to experiment shooting running water.

  8. Thanks for the kind words, all. Anni, that pipe was running, kind of like a mini waterfall. I'm sure there was a purpose to it's merry bubbling, but I don't know exactly what.

  9. Wonderful pictures, - love the textures.

  10. what great pictures....i especially love the way you captured the last photo! living in the southwest i am always intrigued by icy/snowy winter captures!

  11. I remember days like that, too! Miss them so much now.
    The pictures are just fantastic - I LOVE the last one.