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A Flower for Winter 2 by wb-skinner A Flower for Winter 2 by wb-skinner
A little oddity (8 inches tall) I found on the shore of Lake Superior in late November 2006 as a storm was rolling in.

The phenomena is caused by the waves smashing on the rocks during a very cold day. Although it is fresh water in Lake Superior, the size and swell of the open lake prevents it from entirely freezing over during most winters.

The original, A Flower for Winter, was taken five days later when I returned to this place on a sunrise morning.

I wrote for that posting the thought I had most prominently when I finding it on this stormy day:

'When autumn won its seasonal battle with the onset of its cold November winds, it took prisoners... and like Medusa, adorned its halls with them...

these guilded statues, in turn, became spoils for the next conqueror, winter.'


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If you'd like, please have a gander at my mini-gallery devoted to Winter on Lake Superior.

thanks so much for your interest! :)

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Omoidenoki Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
amberised !
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wb-skinner Featured By Owner May 25, 2017   Photographer
:)
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0618623 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
what a captivating image i don't think i've seen anything like it. 
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wb-skinner Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017   Photographer
Superior is a unique freshwater body of water.. gives it the splash of the sea but the flash-freeze you don't see much in the salt water :nod:
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Alembic-Lynxx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Professional Photographer
Outstanding beautiful
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IanabelleIsaK Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
wow!
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pupshackle Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok that quote at the bottom you wrote is very awe inspiring.
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FollowerOfSorrow Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
WOW!
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Thomthebomnb Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Wow, preserved beauty!
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jososo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
It looks like some kind of surreal logo. The lower part of the plant forms a grumpy face, of sorts. Dali's got nothing on Mother Nature. Great photo!
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woisvogi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
great shot - i like his one more than "winter on lake superior". its much more sureal.
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shroomhead1213 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
wow! thats incredible!
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LoveEqualsArt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
You find the most beautiful sights...
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chewbaccazm Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
man what a find
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ThePaintedLady143 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student General Artist
thats amazing i had no idea that could happen in nature!
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ad-shor Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you had been featured in my recent journal called "SEASONS", check it out: [link]

:aww:
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supertina Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Beautiful!
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ArtByASmith Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, beautiful shot! :heart:
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annewipf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Here, winters are rarely cold enough to product such marvers, alas.
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sevenwillow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
so awesome!
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Seraph6283 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is definetely the better cropping of the subject ;) addtionally this is probally my favotire photo I have seen out of you yet ;) Good Job :)
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TheRenART Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing shot! :wow:
never seen something like that before
looks great :)
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nature is amazing :D Great photo!!
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Orvetta Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
very cool, I really like this... :)
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primulatook Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
simply amazing...
like mother nature is preserving something for us to remember the summer...
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milepinkfloyd Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Looks really really cool! :O
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