Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Frozen Beauty and Posts of the Week.

This image was taken earlier in the winter. It was a rather close up view of a frozen droplet clinging to a pine tree.


frozen drip


And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.


You may or may not have noticed but I didn't get around to as many blogs as usual this week, which means that there are fewer Posts of the Week than I normally list. For that reason, I haven't selected one as the top post, this week. Consider them all winners!




Wonderful posts are categorized below in no particular order (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):







You're on Speaker Phone
by Unknown Mami
at Unknown Mami

Just a Story
by Hilary
at Crazy as a Loom






Lessons Given, Lessons Learned
by Betty
at Bossy Betty

My Mother Was a Dancer
by Moannie
at The View From This End

Places of Tranquility
by Zuzana
at Life Through Reflections







Something Fishy Going On
by Ellen
at Stuff From Ellen's Head

Dog Sled Races: Part 3
by The Retired One
at The Retirement Chronicles

Transition
by Twain12
at Through the Lense






Flaunt Your True Colors
by Barb
at One Good Thing
Recommended by: Lady Fi

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.

59 comments:

Wendy said...

Love that frozen shot. Hopefully we'll see more melting as the days go by.

Will check out the POTW. They look great!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Are you making a book of your photos? This one is truly beautiful.

rosaria said...

What a beautiful shot, H, There ought to be a contest to enter this.

Unknown Mami said...

Aw, thank you, thank you, thank you!

VM Sehy Photography said...

Gorgeous icicle shot. A nice bunch of posts for this week as well.

ds said...

What a glorious shot! So beautiful. Thank you. And thank you also for the great reading...

Bossy Betty said...

Thank you so much! I am honored to be one of the POTW! Just try and stop me from wearing my tiara all day!!!

Zuzana said...

Dear Hilary, that shot of the icy droplet is fantastic. It is as if time is frozen in place - preserving a moment in the past.
Thank you so much for including me in your list of wonderful writers today, I am so very honored and happy that you enjoyed that somewhat melancholic post.
Have a lovely midweek dear friend,
xoxo

Anyes said...

Your frozen shot got me thinking of the expression "suspended in time", very well done. Lots of reading material too, Thank you Hilary:-)

Glo said...

The ability to photograph something relatively small and see the distinctive features is truly amazing. Your frozen jewel is wonderful. How fortunate we are to be able to focus in on a micro world we wouldn't normally notice.

Sandra said...

Love, love, LOVE that drop of water.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a superb close-up! Gorgeous.

Congrats to everyone who got a POTW.

Bob Bushell said...

Double wow, that ice is a macro gone mad, beautiful photo.

Twain12 said...

thank you so much for recognizing my Blog about transitions, I'm touched by it and thank you for your kind words. I absolutely love your picture...i think macro or closeups are my favourite.

slommler said...

Gorgeous photo!! Beautiful!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Moannie said...

Stunningly beautiful picture, Hilary, please think of entering it in competition.

I am overwhelmed at receiving a POTW for my re-posting. Thank you so much.

Anvilcloud said...

A fine capture.

Jillsy Girl said...

That is one amazing image!

Mental P Mama said...

Can't wait to visit these folks! LOVE that shot:)

Brian Miller said...

that is a beautiful capture...love the little nooks and crannies in the ice....congrats all will be around in a bit...

Gary's third pottery blog said...

beautiful photo :) although it would be nice to see some spring weather, hmm?

Kat said...

That shot is unbelievable! WOW. Awesome!

Congrats to all the posts of the week! :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

That is an amazing photo. I can't even begin to imagine how you found that little treasure. Great job!

Leah J. Utas said...

What a beautiful shot.

Leah J. Utas said...

What a beautiful shot.

Bonnie said...

Hilary!!! That looks like a Lalique (sp?) vase. Exquisite.

ellen abbott said...

You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful photos. And what a wonderful surprise that greeted me this morning. thanks for the POTW.

The Retired One said...

Honored!! Thanks once more for the shout out of my blog...it means so much to me. I think your shot is amazing on this post, what lens were you using? It is a macro of a macro!!

Susan in the Boonies said...

That is just an AMAZING picture!!!

Congratulations to all the winning posts and their authors!!!

Always enjoy reading them!

Daryl said...

Awesome macro .. and lots of fun and interesting posts .. congrats to all

Maggie said...

That top shot is simply marvelous. Thanks.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is exquisite.Your photography skills amaze me.

Suldog said...

Hilary, you know I love your photos, but this one is one of the best ever. Love how it appears frozen and liquid at the same time. Excellent!

Out on the prairie said...

A very nice macro image, it looks like molten glass.

Frank Baron said...

I really like that shot. Puts me in mind of my first glimpse of a water droplet under a microscope -- worlds within worlds, hidden within a speck.

Indrani said...

Wow! Fantastic macro.

Cricket said...

Quite the photograph. This deserves a soundtrack. Hm. How about a little George/Beatles: The Inner Light ?

And yay-hooray, I've finally, for the first time in a million, made it through every choice uninterrupted. Ahhhh.

Thanks, as always, for your efforts.

blueviolet said...

That was FANTASTIC!!!! I just love all the detail inside.

Don said...

Great closeup! And, as usual, delightful Posts of the Week. I'm visiting them all.

Barbara Shallue said...

What an amazing capture! I agree with everything that it needs to be published somewhere! Congrats to the POTW winners!

Snappy Di said...

Great choices this week, Hilary!

Di

sage said...

What a beautiful photograph!

Joanna Jenkins said...

That frozen shot is very eye-catching, Hilary.

Thanks for the great blogs to read-- I'm off to spend the afternoon catching up.

Cheers, jj

Cad said...

That is a magical photograph of an ice gem many would pass by unnoticed. Well done!

Jayne said...

Great reads, Hilary. And what luscious ice! Always love to check out your POTW. (And photos, of course.) :)

Gary said...

Fascinating photo.

The posts of the week idea is very nice. Is that your idea or is it part of some other network of blogs or something? It really lovely and supportive.

Linda said...

What an absolutely amazing photograph! Wonderful.

Cloudia said...

that photo blows my mind.

Congrats to POTW !




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Linda Sue said...

Don't know when I will have time to view all of the blogs you have chosen- cool idea, though, who knows I might read them all tomorrow if the sun does not come up like it did not today! Bloody dark here.
I do have time to tell you that your photo is the most remarkable I have seen in just about EVER! Fabulous shot!

Hilary said...

Thanks everyone for such wonderful, supportive comments - both to me and to those named as a POTW. Your kindness is always so appreciated.

Welcome to Linda Sue.. it's always nice to see a new face in the group.

Answers to a few of your questions follow:

Midlife Jobhunter: Not yet but maybe one day. :)

The Retired One: This camera was not my SLR but a Canon PowerShot S3 IS. It has a Super Macro feature and that's what I used to take this shot. :)

Cricket: That works for me! :)

Gary: The Post of the Day was Authorblog's David McMahon's brainchild. He actually chose ten posts every single day among several other posts, for years. He retired his blog about a year and a half ago to pursue his book writing. I offered to take over the POTD and make it the Posts of the Week and he readily agreed. I've been doing it ever since. Thanks for asking.

Thanks EVERYONE for your kind comments.

Dawn said...

That photo is Absolutely Incredible! Amazing shot!!!!!!
And thanks again for more interesting reads:)

Dave said...

That's an impressive photo Hilary - Dave

deb colarossi said...

Incredible shot..
wow.
and I have had just about enough of ice and snow for now though.. at least today it's more of a rain.

ethelmaepotter! said...

Great reads this week, all...but that water droplet! Oh my goodness..."a RATHER close up?" RATHER?! It's amazing - so much movement, like a dance frozen in time.

What else do we miss when we go about our lives in a rush?

Barb said...

Hello Hilary, I was quite surprised and honored to be mentioned in your POTW choices. (I'll be thanking Fi, too!) I'm knee deep in grandchildren just now, so will visit more thoroughly when I have a bit more free time. Your icy photo reminds me of a crystal champaign flute filled with bubbly!

CherylK said...

How on earth did I miss this post?? That is just an amazing photo, Hilary. That is really a beauty!

I'm off to read the weekly POTWs, now.

Redbush said...

Love your photos, Hilary! I love the cardinal pic. It struck me right away with its caption. My family and I used to sing it around our piano, along with a violin for more accompaniment. Your photos are so gorgeous that they make you feel that you're right there.

Pat - Arkansas said...

WOW! A-mazing! You have eagle eyes for beauty.

ADRIAN said...

Wonderful shot.