Thursday, February 7, 2008

Hearts and Dragons and Little Birds

Nature is the Great Artist many would say. No matter where one lives or looks, natural art abounds, but what you get in one place isn't necessarily found in another. Here is an example: window frost art.

Found only in temperate areas and colder and, these days, only where windows have poor insulating properties, nature will draw the most amazing creatures. Here are some examples I photographed on the school windows of the Kangirsuk School in the 1970's where we often burned more than 500 gallons of oil every month trying to stay warm!

I see hearts and dragons and little birds. Just the thing to get children (or anyone else, for that matter) writing stories about their loves and fears and flights of fancy!


Kristen said...

Awesome! What joy.

Douglas Wilcox said...

This is stunning and has brought back memories of the severe winter of 62/63. At the time we lived in the North of Scotland which was cut off for several weeks. There was no central heating or double glazing in those days.

clairesgarden said...

nature provides us with beauty!
fascinating photgraphs.

Silbs said...

Elegant. Mother Nature, the master artist.