Skywatch Friday: Blue, Diamonds

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Walking in the woods on Sunday, I noticed the snow seemed to glow with the blue light of the bright, clear sky. These fallen trees intrigued me. The bottom one was dead, but the top tree and its twisted, pulled-up roots was quite alive. Together they looked like two good and loyal friends. There is an abstract, sensuous beauty about the trees and the shapes they take together that captivates me.

Skywatch Friday

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  1. I can sure see what you say. When I come upon a tree with those large exposed gnarled roots I am always amazed at the energy that they seem to emanate. I am always drawn to them. I like to touch them, feel their strength.

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  2. very nice I love the ice and snowseason, happy skywatch,

    here is my FROZEN sky www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

    greetings JoAnn/Holland

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  3. perfect, sandy! happy skywatch!

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  4. Intriguing photo that speaks loudly. . . and might I add, I LOVE THE SBOW!

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  5. well SNOW anyway -- see how excited I was to see it, I forgot to check my typing.

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  6. This is a lovely shot, Sandy. The blue is beautiful. I love trees in general, and these are especially nice.

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  7. Stunning shot Sandy - also looks very cold

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  8. I love when the snow looks blue and shiny. Beautiful photo.

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  9. Fab composition. This looks like a good walking weather?

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  10. I see it and love the imagery you have created in that diamond scene. Love your work as always.

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  11. Sun, shadows, snow and nice lines make a great photo.

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  12. Lovely photograph and such sympathetic lines in the trees. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. I want the winter back!

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  14. Great shot!Lovely photo!Have a nice weekend!

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  15. Anonymous4:35 PM

    wow. nice phot...
    It's quite a cold season eh...
    it's very cold here in the Philippines right now, no rain, just cold winds, never been this cold as I could remember... I really miss the sun right now...:)

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  16. Very serene and I just love the angle here! A bluebird sky is what they call that here.

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  17. Thats certainly an eye catcher, Sandy.

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  18. Anonymous5:21 PM

    What a great shot Sandy. It is captivating...

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  19. Anonymous5:27 PM

    striking photo and great words to go along with its uniqueness

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  20. Interesting title really suits the image. Winter does cast a blue white light.

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  21. the stories that could spring from this... one tree keeping his friend warm... one mourning the loss of the other. Two star crossed lovers in a final embrace...

    Very evocative.

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  22. Anonymous6:22 PM

    What a strong and vivid photo! I also thought of two people, but of one who died while the other is holding on for dear life, wishing and hoping the other was still with him or her. Trees are like people to me, that way. NICE!

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  23. Great photograph. I love the trees, the snow, and the bright light.

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  24. Magnificent photo! I too, love the trees, and the bright light on the snow! Thanks for sharing! Have a good weekend!

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  25. Anonymous6:57 PM

    I can see it. That's what I like about real forests. They have a lot of interesting shapes.

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  26. Captivating pic & words! Aloha-

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  27. I always marveled at how the snow reflected the blue of the sky and glistened just like diamonds fallen from the sly!

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  28. I love how snow does that... snow is so beautiful and it can create the most beautiful scenes in the world!! A beautiful picture!
    ~Michele~
    Mountain Retreat

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  29. Wonderful shot, I love the color of the sky too! Happy SWF

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  30. The trees do find the means to survive, how they twist and turn.

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  31. Support your friends and loved ones even in death. Honor them...

    J.R.R. Tolkien wrote about trees as if they were alive... Just maybe they are....

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  32. Such beautiful surroundings!

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  33. I love big old gnarled trees. They're always interesting and always seem to tell a story.
    Yours look like they're hugging to keep warm.

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  34. Anonymous8:52 PM

    The blue glow on the snow and the beautiful forest are wonderful. I love the trees upright, fallen, any which way you can. You captured all of the above.

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  35. Beautiful pictures. The blue shimmer gives the shot a surreal image. One I'd like to walk into.

    Regarding your comment on my last post. You are so right issues regarding weight are so much more complicated the a few simple statements. I amazed that some people can eat terribly and stay thin. I worked with a woman who lived on cigerattes, coffee and pie.

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  36. love this shot...the color, the snow and the twisted tree sculpture. perfect swf shot.
    thanks for sharing with us.

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  37. Great shot as always Sandy, have a great weekend.

    Regina In Pictures

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  38. Anonymous11:30 PM

    Life even in the dead of winter...
    Thanks for sharing

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  39. Lovely forest snowscape/

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  40. Beautiful picture, Sandy. That blue shade enrich this very fine image.

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  41. Beautiful winter picture!

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  42. Very beautiful. The fallen trees with their long trunks look like two dinosaurs. MB

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  43. Cool!
    Happy SW Friday.

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  44. great composition !

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  45. Sandy: A beautiful scene in the snow covered woods.

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  46. Snow always looked good and make the whole background very beautiful. Have a nice weekend, Sandy.

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  47. Nice composition Sandy and a wonderful sky watch post.

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  48. Anonymous9:10 AM

    This is marvelous! An inspirational read and image for my early morning.

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  49. i love snow pictures. what an interesting tree!

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  50. Those trees deserve a story to be written about them, don't you think? a fable of true love or willing sacrifice or something wonderful.

    Thank you for another wonderful snow photo---you're brightening my grey damp winter much!

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  51. Anonymous10:48 AM

    I love to see trees like this-holding on to life even though they should be gone. Similar to people.

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  52. Anonymous11:57 AM

    Seems the other took the fallen one...what great friendship! Happy weekend!

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  53. Stunning shot, Sandy. I just wish I had enough hours in the day to visit all my favourite bloggers every single day of the week.

    I bow to you ....

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  54. That is beautiful, Sandy.

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  55. Great photo for Sky Watch Friday, the light was casting a beautiful scene for you. Thanks for sharing with us all and thanks for your kind comments on my post earlier.

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  56. A natural composition well utilized - there is something special when the carpet of snow covers the ground.

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  57. Anonymous8:22 PM

    I would not have guessed either tree was alive. And that's beautiful blue sky peeking through the trees.

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  58. Great shot and nicely framed!

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  59. Anonymous5:14 PM

    Beautiful photo ... but it sure looks COLD to me!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  60. Thank you for visiting and commenting. This is a picture I could look at for a while. The blue really stands out and it feels cold. I enjoyed viewing it.

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