Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Zebra Snow

On the day after our recent blizzard,
I walked out and about
with my camera.

I walked the old familiar paths,
and suddenly, 
I was struck by 
something new and unexpected 
across the road;
something fresh and fascinating
in the afternoon sun!





Zebra Snow!

How could I never have seen 
these sensuous shadows before?






“...there ain't no journey what don't change you some.”
David Mitchell  Cloud Atlas 












“A man like me has no business with this substance "beauty," 
yet here she is, in these soundproofed chambers of my heart.”
David Mitchell   Cloud Atlas


  

















“Snow is bruised lilac in half light: such pure solace.” 
David Mitchell  Cloud Atlas







“The learnin' mind is the livin' mind... 
an' any sort o' smart is truesome smart, 
old smart or new, high smart or low.” 
David Mitchell  Cloud Atlas






“...now I'm a spent firework; but at least I've been a firework.”
David Mitchell  Cloud Atlas 






Hope your day is filled with beauty and solace.

31 comments:

  1. What a great way to end the day Louise!...to see these wonderful and magical scenes/photos. Your 'eye' is very highly tuned in to the beauty around you.

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  2. How great to end my day with your wonderful, warming comment, Jim! Thanks my friend!

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  3. You captured the zebra stripes so well, so much snow where you dwell. The cat would have a fit but he could use it to bury his, well you know lol that is where the rhyme went. Hope no zebra stripes get bent. Then they'd be that donkey zebra cross thing and you'd have to give half an arse a ring haha can't help myself, interesting quotes to at your shelf.

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    1. You are too funny, Pat. And so is your cat! The quotes all come from Cloud Atlas which is one of my all time favorite reads ~ amazing, but complicated, science fiction. Mitchell doesn't rhyme much, but his use of language, metaphor, and simile is original and creative. I hope you are enjoying your evening!

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  4. You are becoming a photographer again, I'd say. Zebra snow and blogging go hand in hand. The creative side of your mind is flourishing and we get to benefit from your wisdom. Now I think that's mighty cool!

    Ron

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    1. Ron ~ You encourage me every day, and I appreciate it so much! I draw inspiration from you and Jim and wonderful Sophie every day. The best thing about this blogosphere is reconnecting so amazingly with you! It is awesome to feel really creative again. I'm loving it!

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  5. Another round of lovely images. It seems that every time I click on your page, there it is...the sun. There seems to be a lot of sunshine where you live...in your images...and in your personality :)

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    1. Hi Martha! Colorado is all about sunshine! We have over 300 days a year, as much as Miami! And I am a sun lover! Thank you for you kind words! Have a good evening!

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  6. Sensuous is right!
    I love that firecracker quote.

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    1. Hi Terry! I love that firecracker quote too! I want to go out spent!!! I hope you are enjoying a relaxing evening! It's much nicer than last night, and there is WARM weather on the way. So what am I doing? Going to cold Calgary next week!

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  7. Those shadows look like the sort you'd see in a swimming pool; they bring to mind lazy summer days, except you caught them in the snow! The snow looks almost like sand dunes in the desert in fact -- such lovely captures :)

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    1. Hi B&R ~ somehow my comment to you landed below Dreaming's!

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  8. I love your pictures and your "zebra snow". The wind and shadows certainly make snow into a most artful form. I am missing the 'blizzards'. Every morning after a snow I am out with my camera to catch the diamonds glittering in the sun. I am glad someone can take over for me in my absence!

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    1. I'm happy to fill in for you, Dreaming! Up North the snow would sparkle so much it would make your eyes hurt, and you risked snow blindness if you weren't careful. I like blizzards, actually. I always think of the Plains Indians in their tee-pees in a blizzard. I guess when the snow piled up they's actually be quite warm. Their lighted shelters must have glowed in the dark. Thanks for the positive and encouraging words! Safe travels!

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  9. Hi B&R! Thank you for the lovely compliment. I hadn't thought of it until you said so, but they do look like the patterns you see in swimming pools ~ and dunes in the desert. I'm am trying to get to Kuwait to see my brother, who has lived there quite a while. I really want to see the Sahara, spend the night under the stars in Oman, go skiing in Dubai, and absolutely ride a camel! I hope that you and yours are doing well. Take care of yourself! I'm thinking of you!

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  10. I can't thank you enough for these images. I have only seen snow like this once in Georgia, and it only lasted for the morning, so I didn't get to see the shadows like this! Beautiful! :-)

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  11. Hi Kay! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the pictures of my "zebra snow!" Snow has been so much a part of my life that I can't conceive of seeing it only once. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Georgia home with me. Have good evening!

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    1. Hi Debra! Thank you for your affirming comment. I don't know what is going on with Blogger. I posted a comment to you yesterday, and it has disappeared. I nearly tore my hair out doing Blast from the Past today! I hope that you aren't experiencing difficulties! Have a happy weekend.

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  13. It takes a warm heart and a hopeful eye to see such beauty in snow at this time of year, Fundy. And the soul of an artist, I might add. Just lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Francie! You are way beyond kind, and you made me feel fabulous! I hope you are starting a wonderful weekend!

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  14. Zebra snow :) you have a way of always adding poetic thoughts to your pictures.

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    1. Hi Keith! Thank you for your kind words! I was so excited by the thought of Zebra Snow! The next day I went on line and googled it to find out there is even a line of winter clothes called Zebra Snow. My ego was deflated let me tell you! Oh well ~ I thought it was original! Have a happy weekend!

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  15. If I'm lucky enough to experience snow again anytime soon, I'm going to look for my very own zebra snow. So pretty and I'm so glad you could capture the beauty and share with all of us!!!

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    1. Hi Audrey! Not that I would wish snow on you, but happy zebra snow hunting in the future! I hope that everyone is well and happy now! Have a fun weekend!

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  16. Hi you have such a lovely blog, what a great group of photos lovely lighting.

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    1. Hi Greenthumb! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment! You made me feel great! I hope you are having a happy day!

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  17. Wonderful how you still discover your surroundings!
    I bet you've passed this fence time and again but it enhances the snow superbly!
    We never get that much!
    Love Fundy, and keep enjoying yourself so much... That's what life is about!

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    1. Hi Noushka! You are so kind and thoughtful! You're right ~ I had crossed this spot many times in every season. But suddenly the light and the snow were just right, and the zebra stripes hit me right between the eyes like a hammer! Life is about enjoyment ~ just one hour until I leave for Friday Night Date Night! Have a great weekend!

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  18. What a great eye you have for photography. Most people would just pass that beautiful design right by. The quotes from Cloud Atlas were superb! Really enjoyed this post. Peggy from PA

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    1. Hi Peggy! Thank you for the wonderful comment! Don't you love Cloud Atlas? The one about bruised lilac and snow is one of my most favorite quotes anywhere! Have a great weekend!

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