My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Nature’s Christmas decorations

All these photos were taken on Christmas Eve, near the apartment complex where I live. I’m sorry for posting so many, in light of the fact that they are of the same things as my last post, but even partly sunny skies are almost as rare as hen’s teeth here in West Michigan, and the blue of the sky makes a much better backdrop in my opinion. That could be because blue skies are so rare here though. 😉 No words are needed, the photos are what they are, other that you can click on any photo for a larger view.

Snow scene

Snow scene

Sparkly

Sparkly

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Snow scene

Snow scene

White on blue

White on blue

Sparkly

Sparkly

White on blue

White on blue

Snow scene

Snow scene

Sparkly

Sparkly

Snow scene

Snow scene

Sparkly

Sparkly

Snow scene

Snow scene

Sparkly

Sparkly

Sparkly

Sparkly

Sparkly

Sparkly

White on blue

White on blue

Snow scene

Snow scene

Nothing special

Nothing special

Entwined in ice and snow

Entwined in ice and snow

Snow scene

Snow scene

Sparkly

Sparkly

Sparkly

Sparkly

Sycamore

Sycamore

Sycamore

Sycamore

The snow beast

The snow beast

Frozen in time

Frozen in time

Sparkly

Sparkly

Sun dog and sparkles

Sun dog and sparkles

Snow scene

Snow scene

Sparkly

Sparkly

I wish every one a wonderfully merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!

That’s it for this one, thanks for stopping by!

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14 responses

  1. Such a perfect day to be wandering around outside with a camera. My favorite is Frozen in Time. Enjoy the holidays..

    December 25, 2013 at 9:59 am

    • Thanks Judy! I hope that your power has been restored and/or that you’re finding a way to keep warm!

      December 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm

  2. These are all beautiful but if I was going to frame one and hang it, it would be the 4th one. Ice storms make for amazing landscapes. Hope you’re having a good Christmas!

    December 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    • Thanks! That’s one of the very best from a good lot. I shot that scene four or five slightly different ways, and it was hard to chose which of them to include.

      December 25, 2013 at 1:54 pm

  3. A winter wonderland to coin a phrase.

    December 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    • As a matter of fact, at one time the Michigan state motto was Winter, Water Wonderland.

      December 25, 2013 at 8:27 pm

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Michael 🙂

    December 25, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    • Thank you, and a Merry Christmas to your family as well.

      December 25, 2013 at 8:28 pm

  5. Beautiful! I still feel how rare the sunshine can be out that way! A great way to remember a sunny spectacular day!

    December 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    • Thanks, sunshine is rare around here.

      December 25, 2013 at 10:02 pm

  6. These are all lovely, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the fifth.
    Hope your Christmas was a good one!

    December 25, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    • Thank you, I hope that yours was as well.

      December 25, 2013 at 11:30 pm

  7. Beautiful!! There’s no way I can choose a favorite!

    December 26, 2013 at 9:49 am

    • Thanks Jan!

      December 26, 2013 at 9:50 am