Friday, February 10, 2012

Seeing Past the Snow

“All Heaven and Earth 
Flowered white obliterate... 
Snow...unceasing snow” 
-- Hashin, Japanese Haiku: Two Hundred Twenty Examples of Seventeen-Syllable Poems



“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.”
-- Lorraine Hansberry




"There's only one thing I never did and wish I had done: climbed over a fence."
-- Queen Mary


“Honesty is like an icicle; if once it melts that is the end of it”
-- American Proverb

I dream of Lilacs in bloom again.







"In my mind, clematis climbs,
And morning glories do entwine.
Woodland phlox and scarlet pinks,
Replace the frost, if I just blink.
My inner eye sees past the snow.
And in my mind, my garden grows."
-  Cynthia Adams, From Winter Garden.
   First published in Birds and Blooms magazine, Dec/Jan 2003



Nancy

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23 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots! So very beautiful!

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment. I see you live in a beautiful area for photos. Enjoyed your post.

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  2. Great shots...love to see the snow...but glad I am here in the south for the winter.
    Now go climb that fence...it's never too late!!!

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  3. I just love that first photo. It's like winter sitting on top of summer.

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    1. Oh, I love that description, Michaele. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  4. oh, wow... love your header shots. great!! the fences... great view there as well. i'm wondering when those icicles will fall? thanks, for sharing. (:

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    1. Thanks for the nice comments. I appreciate them. Have a nice weekend, Beth.

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  5. Now that's a LOT of snow! It's beautiful! (I wouldn't want to sit and think at those particular chairs on that particular day, though!) and the fence is great! Finally, the lilac picture made me feel I could actually smell them! Beautiful!

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    1. Yes, well, I thought the quote with the chairs was a bit ironic. It appeals to my sometimes wry sense of humor. The lilac bush is right outside my writing area and I can hardly wait for it to bloom again. Thanks for visiting Marie. Have a great weekend.

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  6. A nice collection of pictures and quotes!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Much appreciated.

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  7. That first shot is just great with the snow contrasting against the red chairs.

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    1. Thanks, Kala. Love your vibrant bicycle photo. Gorgeous.

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  8. Very nice shots.

    Regards and best wishes

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  9. My pleasure. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. I enjoyed seeing the beauty of the seasons from winter snow to spring flowers.
    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos, Nancy.
    Your blog is a breath of joyous fresh air.
    Pam :)

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    1. Thank you, Pam. And thanks for following. Much appreciated. Your blog is lovely. Very gentle. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  11. You have an eye for the unexpected--as in those bright red snow covered chairs with an invitation to sit. A sense of humor as well? And an eye for detail--is that a bridle on the fence in #2? Snow photos are always special.

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    1. Faye, you've given me one of the best compliments I could receive. I look for the "unexpected" when I have my camera with me. And of course I have to indulge my sense of humor. Not always sure people see or appreciate that. But you did and that made me smile. Thank you. Yes, that is a bridle on the fence. The location is a horse livery in Allenspark, CO. I took the shot "as is". You're the first person who has mentioned that detail. Again, I"m smiling. God bless.

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  12. I would sit and rest a while, if it didn't mean getting soaking wet as the snow melts into my pants!!! That juxtaposition is so funny!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Judy. I really love that ice photo you took. Milkweed shadows are interesting, too.

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  13. I find myself doing the same thing -- thinking ahead at what I will see in a few weeks or months. But I also strive to enjoy the moment.

    Lovely post, Nancy.

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