Frost Faeries Dance ~ Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White

I love getting lost in the pattens. They all at once look like feathers, trees, fern leaves and the sea weed I drew as a child. What do you see when you peer through the window?

dance of the frost faerie

I snapped this photo with my Galaxy S3 on a day where near by Toronto recorded it’s coldest February 13th in 22 years for this weeks black and white challenge.

I couldn’t decide if I wanted to crop the photo and if so, where did I want to crop it?  Here are a few cropped versions of the above photo.

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 “Faeries, come take me out of this dull world” W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire

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“Frost grows on the window glass, forming whorl patterns of lovely translucent geometry.
Breathe on the glass, and you give frost more ammunition.
Now it can build castles and cities and whole ice continents with your breath’s vapor.
In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in . . .
But first, you hear the crackle of their wings.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration



  1. Your capture engages and intrigues. Really well done in composing the patterns and tones of the crystals. It’s a true challenge to be able to show their individuality and stunning qualities. Nicely selected poems. And they are fairy-like. Happy Photo Challenge.


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