Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter Solstice

Its finally the first day of Winter and I laugh just hearing the sound of that.  Technically, we've had winter for weeks now.  Do you suppose spring will come as early?  Like maybe in February?

I decided to try and love the snow the other day. Instead of the dread, loathing, general yucky feeling I have about it, I thought I might try to just notice how beautiful it can be. We were traveling for hockey. The sky was grey in the beginning, but as the miles passed, the sky opened up to bright blue. The more I watched for shots to take, the more I noticed how striking everything looked.

Just like I do on my camera, I just had to redial my internal lens, and I forget time and again, I have the ability to do so.


 
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Do you see... in the small opening in the brush is a horse?  I did NOT notice this when I took the photo.
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The trip was fast. Nolan scored a hat trick (3 goals.) Our team won its fifth straight game. And I found a way to like the snow, which is a good thing considering we got 8 more inches of it yesterday and its still lightly snowing today. Remind me please, in January, I once liked the snow.

14 comments:

  1. Great shots Vicky! I could easily mistake your countryside (except for it being quite flat) for Quebec in winter. Love the way the horse is framed in those bush branches. Congrats to Nolan for his hat trick! Hope all your xmas plans and visits are falling into place. Have a merry!!!

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  2. i'm jealous! it's supposed to be in the lower 80s today and well, nothing like the a/c to ruin the christmas mood!!! your photos are lovely and i love that you spotted the horse in your photo - a small present :)

    ps: please send snow. or winter.

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  3. First day of winter, but also the day where the "sun comes back to the world" and the days start getting longer1 So, we have that! And on these grey days, I'll take it!

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  4. Your Nolan sounds like my Nick in soccer. lol
    Nice JOB THERe GUY!!!

    I seemed to notice that winter began earlier last year as well and finished earlier too.
    Might be seasons are changing. Might be that the earth changed its slant.
    We take all this lumber out of South america and keep loading the North so this is what we get now.
    Might have nothing to do with global warming.
    lol

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  5. I like that wonderful red barn in the winter landscape ... your eyes were seeing well!

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  6. Such peace in your photos! The wee horse is a treasure.

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  7. I love all your snow photos. I feel right at home looking at the farm fields and snowy conditions.

    It's cold snowy weather like this that makes spring much more appreciated by us folk in the midwest.

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  8. Way to go Nolan on the hat trick!! Congrats to the team too. I'm glad that you're enjoying the snow more now. Great pictures Vicky! Merry Christmas to you and your awesome family!!!

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  9. Wonderful pics of our winter landscape. I love the red barn against that white snow. I will forever be a country girl.

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  10. I love the snow from November 1 - December 26. The rest of the year though I could do without it! Love the shot with the horse. :)

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  11. A blessed Christmast to you and your family Vicky

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  12. I am in love with these photos Vicky. You know me, I've never experienced enough snow to become weary with it...90* temperatures however, too many of those days.
    xoxo
    Sigh...be gentle with yourself this year.

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  13. Absolutely lovely, dearest Vicky!! Just stopping by to let you know that you are especially in my thoughts and prayers today!!! Merry Christmas!!! Love you much!! Janine xoxo

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  14. Just beautiful!!!!!! For one winter I want to live somewhere that we get multitudes of snow :) I say one winter because I know after that I'll be ready to come back to the south.

    I'm back and going to stay on track this time. NO crazy schedules going to get in my way!

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