January’s Jewels

Found these on the branch of a streamside bush on the way up to Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Crystals in a line

There’s something kind of wonderful about winter crystals….

Crystals on a branch

Hmm…I thought this last one was clearer than it appears to be now…even so, I think it’s a pretty crystal flower…..

Crystal Bouquet

22 responses

  1. I love this Scott – have something similar tucked away in drafts, but not as much snow ~ and your work is superb. Also especially enjoying your titles these days!! πŸ™‚ ~ xRL

    January 25, 2013 at 10:48 am

    • It is a bit of nature’s beauty, isn’t it, Robyn? Maybe we’ll get to see some of your similar shots, as well…. Thank you for the nice words…about the titles, too. πŸ˜‰

      January 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  2. That’s unusual. I wonder what caused those crystals to grow like that. Water vapor from the stream, maybe?

    January 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

    • That’s my guess, Allen…I have only seen them near streams, so far anyway….

      January 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm

  3. Very beautiful. Always fascinated me how crystals form into these wonderful shapes.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    • Thank you, Adrian…and I’m with you on the fascination part…how curious that they form in such fashion.

      January 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

  4. Nice!

    January 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  5. pretty!

    January 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    • Thank you, Marviiilous!

      January 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm

  6. Nicely done Scott.

    January 25, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    • Thank you, Mike.

      January 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm

  7. I love ice crystals. Pity we rarely ever see them in my neck of the woods. On second thought… I’ll just enjoy your pictures. πŸ˜‰

    January 25, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    • Oh, there’s always that second thought when it comes to ice and snow…. I’m glad you enjoy the photos, Gunta. πŸ™‚

      January 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm

  8. victoriaaphotography

    Wonderful shapes – those crystals.
    I like the first photo the best – it’s probably because there’s more dark branch to highlight the crystal patterns.

    January 26, 2013 at 5:41 am

    • I thought that one turned-out better than the other, Victoria…maybe it is that dark branch providing the contrast for the very light crystals….

      January 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm

  9. Lois Farley Shuford

    Great close-ups, Scott. Snow and ice crystals are captivating, aren’t they?

    January 26, 2013 at 10:37 am

    • They sure are, Lois…thank you. πŸ™‚

      January 27, 2013 at 1:44 pm

  10. Beautiful, Scott. I don’t think we could count the ways that ice reinvents itself.

    January 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    • We’d get lost in our imaginations, Karen…thank you….

      January 27, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  11. Very nice captures Scott!

    January 28, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    • Thank you, Terry.

      January 29, 2013 at 6:22 am

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