scenes seen through one artist's eyes
I promise you, that you will wonder, what Good and Beautiful lies beneath this white of snow. Thank you for these wonderful pictures. Please have a good weekend you all.
Robert,No doubt this blanket of snow is hiding the treasure of spring, deep deep beneath. Sometimes I can see it as a beautiful white quilt; last night under the full moon it was sparkling with crystalline sequins. But I'd rather pull my own colourful quilt up over my head and hibernate until the winter is done.
that first shot makes me shiver at both the cold and the beauty...still so much snow?? wow!! Greetings from sunny Mexico!!
The snow with that beautiful French script...LOVE IT! Look at it this way: it's getting your creative juices flowing, even if you're tired of it!
Ah, more snow art... or "snart" for short...:-)No one does it better than you I think. Hmmm, except maybe for Monet in his winter scene with a magpie on a gate in a snowy landscape... but that would be a tough one to surpass I guess in sheer beauty per square inch of canvas...Now what I want to know is : who's been out there scraping messages in the snow late at night ??? Not a literate raccoon I imagine...:-)
(which gives rise to a new verb as well, of course, as in : She was just sort of snarting around today, and this is what happened...)
Catherine,Lucky you, able to vicariously indulge in the winter shivers while basking in the sun. Only 2 and a half more months of winter to go here!
jann,Some people see the writing on the wall, others in the snow. :-)
Owen,Snarting around! haha! Good one.I think, in fact, the raccoons, fresh back from their visit to the Monet exhibit in Paris, did leave the message on the snow. Actually, we found their footsteps right outside our back door the other morning. Fortunately, they don't know where the spare key is hidden. I wonder how they are at picking locks...
Owen,PSNow I've got that damn Carly Simon song "Nobody Does it Better" playing in my head. Not even the Radiohead version can make it less annoying. Quick, give me something else!! And not Rocky Raccoon!...stepped into the room...only to find Gideon's Bible...oh my god...now I've got that in my head...I'm going to go throw myself in a snowbank to clear my mind.
Snowy landscapes are always my favorites! The stillness and subtle coloring of these images put me in a deep, contemplative, almost trancelike mood, floating through a dreamscape, the messages the natural world has to impart hinted at in the writing on the snow. Messages that will eventually melt and vanish away like our own dreams. Why is it so hard to hold fast to what is important and real?
Stickup,Oh, snowy landscapes are pretty all right. Even I can appreciate that. I find them hard to live in, though. I think you could be right about the trancelike state they induce--I'm really struggling with my energy levels these days. The message that the natural world is imparting is to go inside, rest, appreciate a quiet solitude. I would happily sleep until spring! You hit the nail on the head..."what is important and real"--I am asking myself this over and over again...The answers keep melting away...
Oh dear, oh my, I hope you came in a took a nice long steamy bath after that bout of throwing oneself in a snow drift... I hope at least while you were there you flailed your arms a little and moved your legs to make a snow angel... ??? That is another form of snow art, or snart, by the way.Sorry to hear ghosts of old songs have been pestering you, must be the onset of cabin fever...Here's what I was listening to just now :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8y3aUgDY6cHope it helps...
O,It mighta helpt but it won't play in this here forrin land of snow angels and cabin feverz:"This video contains content from Sony Music Entertainment. It is not available in your country. Sorry about that.":-(
Ok, let's try another one. I don't think these guys have anything to do with Sony...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYA16z2-xFg
PS Are you all so far north that the lights visible in the second photo are caused by the Aurora Borealis ???
BrO,Aah, that's better. Suh-weet!! Thanks.And no, colours not Northern Lights, but a little moon glow...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWcRNTYVtyI
How beautiful! I love snow globes but I don't own any....
I love the sky's soft hues... the letter in the snow and the icicles that bring me closer to the warm space inside, in the 2nd photo. On the far left it seems like there's an ever so subtle suggestion of a path into the brush. Isn't it stunning how winter bares the lacy intricacies of tree branches. Thank you for this wintery treat that I can feast on from the comfort of my warm loft.
Saj,When we have our sibling road trip we'll search out a souvenir snow globe for you featuring a red-suited Mountie astride a plastic horse and ignore the "Made in China" label when you turn it over to make it snow.
Dreams,I find that superimposing dreamlike images over the daily reality of winter is very therapeutic! How true that winter is quite lovely when viewed from the warm indoors.
what truly mesmerizing crystalline images you share with us! dreamlike is the perfect description of these dreamy winterwhite scenes! lovely!
Gypsywoman,Best tie your ankle bells to some warm winter boots if you decide to come dance around here in the next few months. And put on an extra shawl or two, while you're at it!;-)