A (Tiny) Naturally-Occurring Snow-Globe

A Real Snow Globe


42 responses

  1. very cool discovery

    January 22, 2013 at 3:38 am

  2. Every one of these is unbelievable. Such incredible beauty just beneath the surface of the pond. A hidden world of wonders. The colors appeal to me as much as the details and fantastic shapes. Such warmth in such a frozen microcosm. I love this whole series! 🙂

    January 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

    • Thank you, George. It just seems endless, what this pond has to offer. It kind of becomes an obsession. 🙂 I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series.

      January 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

  3. This is awesome!

    January 22, 2013 at 4:48 am

  4. So cool!

    I really love this series, Melanie…awesome and inspiring photos….

    January 22, 2013 at 4:56 am

  5. elisaruland

    I could see these on a gallery wall. Beautiful colors. Everything!

    January 22, 2013 at 5:23 am

  6. It is yet another wonder of the nature amazingly captured by you.
    Wonder, because we still do know so little of nature’s mechanism.

    —– another wonder to me is, the same muddy bottomed pond
    has such clear pebbled bottom as well. => Does the pond got
    fresh water inlet or water spring ?

    January 22, 2013 at 8:57 am

    • So many wonderful things in this lovely pond. I’m completely perplexed by how this little mini snow-globe formed itself. I can’t wrap my head around how it could be possible.

      This pond is actually the size of a lake. In Maine, they refer to refer to it as a pond because of its shallow depth (compared to a lake). And this pond does have a spring flowing into (somewhere… I’m not sure where, though). This explains many of the bubbles beneath its surface, and yes, the clear pebbled bottom , but not this miniature snow globe on top!

      January 22, 2013 at 8:10 pm

  7. I’ve seen stuff and I’ve seen other stuff – but I’ve never seen something quite like this before. I will definitely have to keep my eyes open more in future. Thanks for the awakening. 😉

    January 22, 2013 at 10:14 am

    • Thanks for this great comment. I’m going to be on the lookout for more of these little snow globes, too. I just can’t figure out how such a thing could have developed!

      January 22, 2013 at 8:11 pm

  8. tms

    N-ice! This is a wonderful series, Melanie!

    January 22, 2013 at 10:36 am

    • Thank you, Tobias. I enjoyed your recent explorations “beyond” the pond. 🙂

      January 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm

  9. I saw a perfectly clear window through the ice last weekend where you could see straight to the bottom, and it made me think of your photos.

    January 22, 2013 at 11:12 am

  10. VERY pleasing.

    January 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

  11. Such incredibly beautiful captures…….takes patience to find mother nature’s surprises and you’ve got it. Lovely.


    January 22, 2013 at 11:39 am

  12. Fabulous. You have struck gold in your ice photos. They almost make me like winter, until I look out the window.

    January 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    • Thank you, Lynn. You know, I’ve never been a fan of cold weather (having grown up in the south), but now I’m always looking forward to icy weather. 🙂

      January 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm

  13. Warm colors and ice-LOVE it.

    January 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    • I find it to be a captivating sort of combination, too–the warm colors with the ice. I’m glad you like it!

      January 22, 2013 at 8:17 pm

  14. Wonderful.

    January 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

  15. Again, another beautiful photograph. The colors and composition are wonderful!

    January 22, 2013 at 9:39 pm

  16. It’s like a wonderful display cabinet – as always with your shots, you make me think about things I wouldn’t normally notice. I really want to know what those little red bits are.

    January 22, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    • Thank you, Richard. I’m curious about those red bits, too.

      January 23, 2013 at 6:59 pm

  17. elmediat

    The vertical bits suggest towers “peaking out” like a submerged city. Beautiful composition. 🙂

    January 23, 2013 at 12:25 am

    • Oh, wow! I like that idea! I’m also very glad you like the composition.

      January 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm

  18. These shots from the pond are just amazing. Love this one. 🙂

    January 24, 2013 at 4:16 am

  19. It seems a kind of jewel! Beautiful! 🙂

    January 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    • Thank you, Hyunjin. I appreciate your visit and comment. 🙂

      January 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm

  20. This is outstanding.
    I totally agree wqith the comment above, it looks like a jewel.
    Love the colors.

    January 29, 2013 at 3:54 am

  21. Wonderfully snowglobe

    February 13, 2013 at 10:03 am

  22. Your ice series always fascinates me, Melanie. Beautiful.

    January 11, 2014 at 10:43 pm

  23. The same pattern is here too. Interesting. I like this one too.

    January 12, 2014 at 3:49 am

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