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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Rhyme on Frost (and some Frost on Rime)


 
frosty grass fronds and field (c) L Klahn
Frost Flower, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)


"Frost is the greatest artist in our clime - 
He paints in nature and describes in rime”  

— Thomas Hood


 
Frost Ribbons (c) L Klahn
Frost Ribbons, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)

"The seasons alter: hoary-headed frosts
Fall in the fresh lap of the crimson rose."

— William Shakespeare




Frost Calligraphy, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frost Calligraphy, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)





































"Some leaves hang late,
some fall before the first frost--
so goes the tale of winter branches 
and old bones."  







Frosty Haven, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frosty Haven, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
"Whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet moon.”





Frost and Silhouette 1, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frost and Silhouette 1, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)


Frost and Silhouette 2, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frost and Silhouette 2, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)

Frosty Tunnel, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frosty Tunnel, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
“All that is gold does not glitter, 
not all those who wander are lost;
the old that is strong does not wither, 
deep roots are not reached by the frost. 
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, 
a light from the shadows shall spring; 
renewed shall be blade that was broken, 
the crownless again shall be king.”  




Frosty Landscape and Barn, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frosty Landscape and Barn, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)

"Poverty, Frost, Famine, Rain, Disease, 
are the beadles and guardsmen 
that hold us to Common Sense.”  

— Ralph Waldo Emerson



Frosty Curlicues 1, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frosty Curlicues 1, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)













Frosty Curlicues 2, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frosty Curlicues 2, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)

"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice."

Fire and Ice


Frost Field, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frost Field, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)





































"From its chamber comes the whirlwind,
and cold from the scattering winds.
By the breath of God ice is given,
and the broad waters are frozen fast.
He loads the thick cloud with moisture;
the clouds scatter his lightning.
They turn around and around by his guidance,
to accomplish all that he commands them
on the face of the habitable world. 

Job 37:9-12, English Standard Version Bible




Frosted Grass, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frosted Grass, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)


Frosted Pine Needles, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frosted Pine Needles, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)


Frosted Stems, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frosted Stems, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
"Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: 
Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? ...

Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? 
Tell me, if you have understanding. ...

Have you commanded the morning since your days began, 
and caused the dawn to know its place, 
that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth, 
and the wicked be shaken out of it? ...

Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, 
or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, 
which I have reserved for the time of trouble, 
for the day of battle and war? 
What is the way to the place where the light is distributed, 
or where the east wind is scattered upon the earth? ...

From whose womb did the ice come forth, 
and who has given birth to the frost of heaven? 
The waters become hard like stone, 
and the face of the deep is frozen.'" 




Frost Aglow, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frost Aglow 1, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)




































 
Frost Aglow 2, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)
Frost Aglow 2, photo by Lorie Klahn (c)







































Images captured via iPhone at the Klahn property on 1-20-2014.  I used PicShop Photo Editor App on all of these photos, giving them a slightly vintage look.  It is one of my favorite apps.

4 comments:

  1. LOVE your frost photos! Just beautiful!

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    1. Hello Diane, Thanks SO MUCH for the compliment, it is so encouraging! I am sorry to take so long to reply- I consider myself a "nerd" but apparently I'm not nerdy enough to smoothly and quickly figure out how to reply here! I think I've got it! Glad you are enjoying, stay tuned, I have a zillion ideas! ~Lorie

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  2. Congratulations on your new and wonderful blog!

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    1. Thank you, Casey ('Sugr Bugr'), for 1) inspiring me to do this; 2) being patient with me for 3 years while I hemmed and hawed; 3) teaching me about all the Blogger bells and whistles; 4) teaching me about art for the past 26 years! You are the greatest art history teacher / blog instructor / art inspiration / hubby EV ER! I love you! ~me

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