January 27, 2010
i have always found gravestones interesting. what i really like about this photo are the shadows and various shades of gray. i like the composition too. i took this on a recent cold and blustery sunday morning trip to miller cemetery where my parents are buried. i wanted to see if dad’s information had been engraved yet. it had.
i sure do miss my parents.
“fly away through the midnight air
as we head across the sea,
and at last we will be free”
~ paul mccartney | bluebird
ps the sun has returned to the prairie! ~ welcome back, old friend.
January 25, 2010
the seed catalogs have started to arrive!
iwas told in the library today that we have had nine consecutive without sunshine.
i knew it had been a long time.
while editing through my latest photos, i came across these shots i took of my garden through a very foggy window.
i’m starting to understand how the garden must feel this time of year.
this coming spring, i’m hoping to get an early start. i enjoy growing (and eating) early greens and i also want to be a successful carrot grower. i love the smell of freshly tilled earth; you can’t get more organic than that. i’ll spend my long winter nights pouring over gardening books, seed catalogs and dreaming of the day that i have my hands back in the soil……until then…..
January 17, 2010
winter gives me a time to rest and reflect.
foggy and warm here on the prairie. this weather seems a bit unusual to me for this time of year. the fog came in early saturday morning and hasn’t lifted yet. something else a bit unusual for me is that i’m not out there roaming around in the fog. does this mean i’m getting old? i hope not.
i did get out a few weeks ago during our first arctic blast. it was cloudy with glittery blowing snow that morning. i took some photos i liked of an old stone bridge.
i’ve been reading no impact man’s book. i was such a fan of his blog! it’s a great read as far as ‘annualism’s’ go. there is also a doc that should be released to dvd soon. i can’t wait to see it!
i hope everyone is warm and happy and enjoying their winter.