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feeling frosty

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Even if you're not somewhere that's been effected by the crazy cold temperatures the last week or so, I'm sure you've at least heard about them (...or seen someone complaining on social media.) Instead of complaining I've been trying to make the best of it. Bubble baths galore, mugs of hot chocolate upon mugs of hot chocolate and lots of cuddle time time with the critters. Wait, those things aren't out of the ordinary... But I did blow bubbles outside and watch them freeze. I also visited the beach to admire the frozen tundra it had become.

My house has old windows. Windows that don't really do so well in the cold weather, they let in an awful amount of cold air. Icy windows aren't exactly a good thing but they sure are pretty. I grabbed my macro lens and was blown away what I saw. They're so incredible up close!
Hope you're staying warm!
xoxo

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  1. Glad to hear you're not letting the cold get to you! These photos are amazing! The frost looks like feathers! I tried to go outside to blow bubbles to watch them freeze when it was single digits the other day and it didn't work very well, but because it was snowing, the snowflakes would pop the bubbles after a while and they'd shrivel up and fall, so I guess they would have frozen after a while of floating! :)

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  2. I used to take similar pictures when I was living in Montreal. Our windows froze up the same way. Cold, but indeed pretty;-).

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  3. This is a window?! The ice looks amazing on glass, I wish we had a polar vortex going on or just a bit of snow! I miss it :(

    http://chamomiledealer.blogspot.com/

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  4. These are amazing!! At first glance I thought you covered your windows in icy leaf or snowflake shapes. It's hard to believe these are photos of ice!

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  5. These are awesome!! :) I've never seen frost so up-close-and-personal before!

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  6. What kind of macro lens do you use? I've been looking into getting one, but they all seem so pricy! It does seem worth it though, amazing photos!!

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    1. It's linked in the post.

      Definitely pricey, but I feel like it was worth it. I can't believe how close up I can get with it.

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  7. These photos are simply gorgeous! <3
    xoxo
    Melodie
    http://sevenlivesandmore.blogspot.fr/

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  8. Those are beautiful! As a side note, if you put bubble wrap over your windows (just a single layer, on the inside), then it will help provide insulation, plus it will still let light through. Not the most glamorous solution, but it might help! :)

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    1. I know. I'm well aware of all the ways to insulate my windows but when it comes down to it I'd rather have the great lighting they provide than be a hairball warmer.

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  9. Oh yes I had those crazy below zero wind chills last week! What gorgeous pictures! The frost truly is beautiful!!

    Ergo-Blog

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  10. The pictures are beautiful! I wish we had snow where I live during the winter! Stay warm and safe. Greetings from summery Argentina.

    Bian,
    Mortem Blonde

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  11. Wow, this looks so magical! Sure heard of it, guessing it will come to Europe in a few weeks as well.

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  12. they look like palm fronds! so pretty

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  13. Awesome photos. I love seeing stuff like this close up! :)

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  14. Woah those macros are amazing Kaylah!
    When snow hits the US the UK generally get it about a month later... waiting for the inevitable!

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  15. Glad to hear you're making the best of the cold. The pictures are beautiful! They sort of look like their made with embroidery thread.

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  16. This makes me miss the cold weather. It's so hot here in the southeast but there is a chance of "snow" tomorrow but I doubt it.

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  17. Wow, this looks amazing! But aren't you scared the windows could break? :P I don't know if one could compare windows with glass bottles, but a few winters ago, my parents stored their drinks in the outside and one night they all "exploded", because of the cold. Ah, okay, no... wait. It exploded, because of the water inside :D So this comment is totally unnecessary!
    Anyways, love your photos! Greetings from Germany!

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  18. Wow! It's crazy that is on your windows! My house has old windows too but I guess I don't live far enough north for them to form crystals. It does however feel like someone left the freezer door open when you stand next to them though. Stay warm!

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  19. While you struggle with the cold, we have the complete opposite. Massive heatwave has just hit us here in Australia along with bushfires. Temps over 45 degrees Celsius.

    Ps love the macros. My next lens to get after a good telephoto one.

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  20. Oh wow! That's so pretty!!! It NEVER gets cold enough for anything like that here in Texas...freezing bubbles!?? That sounds like something I could do for an hour and laugh like a 3 year old the entire time hahaha. Neat!

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  21. Wow - what cool photos. We are having a rather mild winter in London this year. So far no snow.
    Claire xx
    somewhere... beyond the sea

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  22. I did the same thing! At least old crappy windows are good for one thing. lol These pictures are super mesmerizing!

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  23. how did you keep your house warm? i have old windows too, im curious! =)

    The photos are really magical

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  24. These photos are incredible! I love the icy feathering, so pretty!

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  25. So pretty! I wish we had such awesome frosting here! We only get frost once in a while in the winter.. :/

    www.sunnyfleurphotos.net

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  26. wow these are amazing!!! what a great way to make the best of a situation :)

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  27. Wow, these photos are so beautiful! I've always wanted to blow bubbles out in the cold and watch them freeze. I've seen photos and videos of people doing and it looks so cool and pretty!

    www.mariedarling.com

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  28. woah that's amazing.

    we're in the middle of a heat wave in australia - a bushfire came 500m from my parents place over the weekend.
    The cool change looks a lot prettier and less destructive then some of the fire photos I was sent this week.

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  29. Wow! What beautiful photos. Here in the UK it's not quite as cold, but getting chillier! Stay cosy x

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  30. It always reminds me my childhood. In our country we called them - ice flowers. :)

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  31. I've been complaining about the lack of cold weather actually...87 today. The frost is so beautiful! I wish we had four seasons here!

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    1. Whaaaaat? 87? Get out of here! I love having four seasons but sometimes I think it would be really great to be warm all the time.

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