Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gathering Breadcrumbs in a Frozen Backyard...

   We are getting storms every 3 or 4 days.  First snow, then freezing rain which is sculpting the landscape in wonderful ways.

   A friend who was here over Thanksgiving had shoveled a winding path so his little dog could have a place to run in the deep snow.  It's filled in now but the area has taken on the appearance of waves on the ocean.

   I decided to gather some breadcrumbs in the backyard; just appreciate the smooth and polished surface of the snow.  Depending on the time of day and the degree of cloud cover, the light and tones on the snow varied from cobalt blue to lavender.

   Each breadcrumb was a small part of the whole but in its intimacy it created another dimension of my frozen backyard.  The cat sculpture buried up to its nose...the ice chunks fallen from the roof...the stark simplicity of the Rose of Sharon bush surrounded by what looked to me like whipped cream...the footprints from the man who helps with my shoveling...all part of the frozen whole.

   When you gather your breadcrumbs over the course of two or three days, as these were, the picture...the whole...becomes more complex...more multidimensional.  Now I can see the snow in softer terms, as snowscapes.  For those of you from warmer climates, here is a link to 80 frozen landscape photographs.  Pour a cup of hot tea and enjoy!









4 comments:

Sandra said...

Gorgeous snow shots, we only seem to have rain here so far this year.

Patricia Turner said...

Thank you, Sandra. We still have snow here but rain coming tomorrow. They are promising snow for Christmas Eve. Crossed fingers!

colorpoems said...

Love the shadows behind the bush in the first image. So sensuous...Beautiful images, I love snow but glad we're still gloomy winter greens, browns, and gray (after last winter!)...

Patricia Turner said...

I don't know how much of this frozen loveliness will remain after tomorrow rains but I do so enjoy it. Thank you for your comment!