Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

25 January 2007

Ahhhhh...that's better - real snow!!!

So, we had some real snow last night... still not a lot, but enough for the kids to be happily sticking snowballs down each other's backs, and for the roads to be white. Here's what it's been like so far:

(out front)

(see the echo of the hedge in the clouds?)

(The familiar scene from the back window...)

(the field across the road facing South Easterly)

(There's just a moment,
before the sun comes over the clouds,
that is waiting, expectant...)

(Sun rays over the South-Easterly field a bit later)

(A little while later...)

© Annelisa Christensen 8:53 am

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At January 25, 2007 12:32 pm, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

Oh hey, the snow makes everything look pretty! Now I'm really jealous! Boo hoo hoo! =(

I like the sun about to come out from its hiding place, i.e. behind the mountains. Its rays splashing out like that is really something!

Thanks for the pictures! =D

At January 25, 2007 1:25 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

So, what's the weather like with you FK? If it's sunny, I might be a bit jealous (not a huge lot, cos I've been waiting a long time for the snow to come :-) )

Those 'mountains' are actually a really black cloud that ran right across the horizon. If you look carefully, you can see the dark sillouette of the treeline within that whole area... but yeah, it was pretty awesome... and my camera ran out of space just as it reached this point! :-(

At January 25, 2007 2:22 pm, Anonymous Brian said...

Hi Annelisa. Thanks for the visit, hope you didn't catch anything. It's only eight degrees today with cold rain. Nasty. It's supposed to be down near zero for lows the next couple of nights.

I just love the steam tractors. That is just so rad.

The hedge and clouds picture is a fractal.

Stay warm and well. :)

At January 25, 2007 2:57 pm, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

Hot, humid, sunny and rainy. These four words sum up the climate we have over here! =D

Oh yeah, I see the clouds now! Now, why didn't I notice it in the first place? =)

Hmmm, it's time to clear your memory card or buy a new one. =P

At January 25, 2007 3:32 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hey Brian... all I caught was enthusiasm for your new pics and poems... :-)

Sounds like you're chilling out over there too... but I hope your chill's gone now!

Must admit, I love to see the steam engines too... They have become a way that I describe where I live ("next door to the guys with the steam engines") as people know where that is! :-)

A fractal, you reckon? I thought that was one of those swirly pictures....

At January 25, 2007 3:38 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hmmmm, don't think I fancy hot and humid, FK... Rather have the hot and dry. It's a different sort of heat - fresher and more acceptable.

Reckon you didn't see the clouds for the sun... it was quite spectacular!

Oh, I usually empty my memory card every day! It can take up to about 300 photos at low quality, 100 good ones, or less if there's a video or two thrown in. Today's walk, I filled up the card, and had to delete some as I went to make space for new shots... but unfortunately I missed a really good shot of the sun shining through melting-snow drops glistening from every branch of a birch forest... it was like little crystals everywhere, but as so many times, the sun went behind a big cloud and the moment was gone... :-(

At January 25, 2007 5:31 pm, Anonymous Brian said...

They are, fractals I mean. But in nature, everything resembles the surroundings. Pattern after pattern.

I am cold!!!! I have to work outside year round. The sun is out now at least.

New poems today. :)

At January 25, 2007 10:02 pm, Blogger Mystic Rose said...

yoohooo. here too.

i loooooove the second pic!! wow!!

At January 26, 2007 12:30 am, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Oh, I just LOVE the last two pics! So beautiful...they are begging for a poem to be written about them! Or to be set to music!

Oh yeah, I can't seem to find that dotted line on My Pics editor that will cut down the white part of the sheet the picture's on. Zooming in on the pic doesn't really do it either. Do you have a special software for your pics? I just use the one on Windows.

At January 26, 2007 12:23 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Ah yes, now I see what you mean Brian... and yes, patterns everywhere.

Boo, Mystic...ours has all gone with the drizzly snow at the end.... now there's only a little patch or two in the occassional shadows...

So, are you going to write the poem, or am I MOI? :-D

I'll get back to you about the scanner - I'm at work now, and I gotta get on... catch you later!

At January 26, 2007 4:24 pm, Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Annelisa, that is some scene
from the back window
bet the dogs (and the kids)
couldn't wait to go out and run or play and the white snow that day

At January 26, 2007 4:28 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...


AE - you live in a mystical land.....the photos are stunning - wish I could sit back in my Adirondack chair.......with my warm fuzzy blanket and hot choccie by side........just to soak in the glorious view....sun, sky, clouds, snow........and the company of a dear friend! (will reply soon :-)

At January 26, 2007 7:44 pm, Blogger Mimi Lenox said...

These are stunning, as usual.

At January 27, 2007 12:15 am, Blogger ann said...

Annelisa... the pictures are wonderful and I am just so happy the snow has gone... please never to return, at least not to Essex where I always end up slipping over and landing on my ...

wishing you and yours a lovely weekend

At January 27, 2007 12:17 am, Blogger My Marrakech said...

Snow! Now THAT's a concept in Marrakesh....

At January 27, 2007 10:08 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Morning, Quasar9!

The kids were ecstatic having the snow... shame it lasted so little time! I've been considering moving... but the scenery is one of the reasons I would feel the wrench if I did... I could see me living here for a good few years yet! :-)

Trouble is, the house just aint big enuff for alluvus :-(

Hello, my friendly Kitty! Well, it would be lovely if you could enjoy the lovely views too (hey... one day! :-) ) I don't know if everyone would see what I see. Their are people who've said to me that they didn't know it could look like these pictures here... and they live on the doorstep!! :-D

As they say, it's in the eye of the beholder...

Thanks, Mimi... I did get over and check out your Meme Carnival, but didn't comment... yet. Will get round some time soon - you did an amazing job!

Ha ha, Ann! You don't really think that's the last of it this year, do you? I hope not... I haven't even been sledging or built a snowman yet! :-)

When I ask the powers that be, I'll ask them if they'll avoid your bit of Essex, then, shall I?! :-D

Maryam, you don't get snow in Marrakesh? Shocking! I'll send you Ann's share, ok? :-) Mind you, if you have that lovely heat, why would you want snow...
Because you can't sledge on sand, maybe? :-)

At February 05, 2007 9:21 pm, Blogger goatman said...

Looks like sunset to me. But then I never have been able to tell the difference!
Nice views of reality. Bless you.

At February 06, 2007 7:52 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Guess the sun on the horizon could be coming up or going down, couldn't it, Goatman! :-D It was definately coming up this time... I remember it was a dark not so long before...

Got some good sunsets later on!


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