Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Misty Morning in Wiltshire

We’ve been having lots of icy cold weather lately. We had hoar frost a couple of days over the weekend and it was so pretty to see. Of course my battery in my camera packed up, so I didn’t get any photos. We never really had hoar frost back in Georgia, so this was a treat to me. It was lovely to look at. It all finally melted on Sunday and Monday. Right now it’s really quite sunny outside, yet it’s still rather cold, but then from watching the news I see that it is a cold winter over most of the world right now, so we’re all in this together :-)

I did get some interesting quick photos from my trip out with the hubby yesterday. It was a beautiful morning and the sun was streaming through the misty clouds. It was just gorgeous and awe-inspiring. It was one of those moments when you're just glad that you’re there to see it and it makes you feel so alive. It made me feel connected to nature. Here are the photos:









I love it that these photos look as if they could have been taken in the morning or the evening. The light is strange, but so transcendent. It looked dark and bright at the same time. What a lovely way to see Wiltshire so early in the morning. I’m glad I could share this experience with everyone out there :-)

23 comments:

jodapoet said...

Such beautiful shots and you're right it looks as if they were taken either sun up or sun down. Either way they are beautiful.

Mountain Woman said...

Dori,
Thanks for visiting my blog even though I've been so caught up in getting started in class. I appreciate it.
Your photos are absolutely beautiful. The way the light comes through is almost otherworldly. I thank you so much for sharing them.

Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

They are beautiful.

Anne said...

I had heard of a hoar frost, but never knew what it meant. Thank you for the improvement to my vocabulary :). Your photos are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing them.

Wendy said...

The fourth one is my very favorite. What a shame you didn't get a photo of the hoar frost! (I never knew it was called that before.)

Martin in Bulgaria said...

These pictures will never age, unlike pictures of us.

The Fitness Diva said...

OMG, those are breathtaking! Incredibly beautiful photos. You picked just the right time to get these shots.

You're a pretty damn good photographer, girl! ;)

Ivanhoe said...

Beautiful morning pics, Dori.
It's about 5 F here today and I'm not happy about it. It will get even colder tonight & tomorrow. Than the heat wase comes for the weekend - low 20's (F). Yipeee!
p.s. It's not usually this cold in my neck of the woods.
Stay warm :o)

Jodi said...

Wow some very good shots Dori. I like the very last shot. I hope all is well with you and as always thank you for all of your encouragement, it means so very much to me.

Jodi

jacqueline said...

Hello Dori,
Of course my newer computer went on vacation and I had to send it back to HP a few days ago. This computer I'm using now has its own issues so I'm not able to enjoy the real beauty of your pics in their full glory.

At any rate, I know they are stunning because nature NEVER disappoints and it always helps to have a great photographer too. :-)

Margie said...

Your pictures are awesome!
Wonderful blog too!

Margie

Regina said...

Awesome pictures!

liza said...

awesome! i love sunrise and sunset, they're beautiful.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

ooh. I love moody winter skies!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

It is one of those amazing moments in nature when it all comes together. It really does make you feel so connected and one with the earth. Beautiful pictures. I feel like I really am there sometimes with your stories and pics!

Mike Foster said...

These shots are awesome, thanks for sharing...

peace,
mike
livelife365

Roz Andrews said...

Those are wonderful photos - you have captured the somewhat eerie atmosphere very well!

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Denford said...

I had to leave a comment when I saw that you are promoting Nelson Mandela's 46664 foundation (the apartheid regime thought he was the Anti-Christ, so they gave him that inmate number in prison!)

Greeting from Zimbabwe. Love the photos! Of course, it is never that cold here, even in our winter we hover around 18 -20 Celsius.

Liza said...

hi dori!

i hope you have a great week ahead. :D


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Sharkbytes said...

These are remarkable photos. Thanks for sharing.

Dori said...

I'm so glad that you all enjoyed the photos :-) I saw all of this beauty and I knew I had to share it.

And Roz, thanks so much for the award. You are so great to think of me :-) I will get it posted soon.

Sarah said...

Amazing photos. Sometimes when I am outside taking pictures that aren't even nature related, I just have to get the sky in there if it is especially brilliantly blue or has interesting/dramatic cloud formations like this. Thanks for sharing your photographer vision.

Dori said...

Sarah,
I'm so glad that you liked the photos! They were so fun to take and I loved sharing them. I love taking photos of the clouds too...they are magical :)