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Monday, first day of the week

Poudre River in Winter

Poudre River in Winter

Cloudy and overcast skies this morning. Looking and feeling like winter, probably because it is. A few snowflakes could be seen on my walk to the bus stop. I thought, sorry, there I go again thinking, I could add to the wintery mood if I converted this image to black and white. They, those weather guys, say we are only going to reach the low 20’s today. I’ve decided to NOT wear my sandals, so my biggest decision for the day has been made. I’m now at the Lory Student Center to read and write. Will meet a good friend for brunch later. Have a super Awesome week!

Every day, priests minutely examine the Law
And endlessly chant complicated sutras.
Before doing that, though, they should learn
How to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain,
The snow and moon.
 Ikkyu

Posted in Black and White, Clouds, Landscapes/Rural, Nature Areas, Plants/Nature, Snow, Trees, winter Also tagged , , , , , |

Reeds in Ice

Reeds in Ice

Yesterday, I posted an image of golden sunlight on prairie grass. That image was taken in the summer while this image was taken during winter. What a difference color temperature makes with the feel of a scene.

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Froze in my Tracks

Frozen Puddle

Where do our eyes go? When we’re searching for images do we look up or down? Do we search for colors, patterns, subjects? I ask these questions because of todays photo. While driving I noticed the morning sun shinning brightly across the Hoover Reservoir and pulled into one the parking lots to see what I could find. I carefully walked to the waters edge as the ground was soggy from the rain and snow we have been having. I took several images but none of them had any feeling to them. As I stood to walk away I noticed a frozen puddle at my feet. I “froze” in my tracks and had a good chuckle. The image I needed to take was the one at my feet. I was looking up rather than downward. It was another reminder that the images we will take are all around us, we just have to be aware of all that is around us.

Posted in Art/Design