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photoblog image First Snow

First Snow

    "The snow began here this morning and all day continued, its white rhetoric everywhere calling us back to why,  how, whence such beauty and what the meaning; such an oracular fever!
flowing past windows, an energy it seemed would never ebb, never settle less than lovely! 
and only now, deep into night, it has finally ended.
    The silence is immense, and the heavens still hold a  million candles: nowhere the familiar things: stars, the moon, the darkness we expect and  nightly turn from.
    Trees glitter like castles of ribbons, the broad fields smolder with  light, a passing creekbeb lies heaped with shining hills; and though the questions that have assailed us all day remain - not a single answer to be found - walking out now into the silence, and the light  under the trees, and through the fileds, feels  like one."
Mary Oliver

First Snow

    "The snow began here this morning and all day continued, its white rhetoric everywhere calling us back to why,  how, whence such beauty and what the meaning; such an oracular fever!
flowing past windows, an energy it seemed would never ebb, never settle less than lovely! 
and only now, deep into night, it has finally ended.
    The silence is immense, and the heavens still hold a  million candles: nowhere the familiar things: stars, the moon, the darkness we expect and  nightly turn from.
    Trees glitter like castles of ribbons, the broad fields smolder with  light, a passing creekbeb lies heaped with shining hills; and though the questions that have assailed us all day remain - not a single answer to be found - walking out now into the silence, and the light  under the trees, and through the fileds, feels  like one."
Mary Oliver

comments (6)

  • Donna Boyko
  • Canada
  • 26 Nov 2006, 03:07
Beautiful photo, Suzanne. It has a special energy .. I feel the trees and grass are shaking away the snow; just lovely. Donna
Hi Suzanne smile
Like this one very much, it is creative and the result is really artistic : Thumbs up !
Suzanne: Thank you so much, Zeb. I didn't have any new photos yesterday and then the snow started to fall late in the afternoon. Beautiful white snow! I took this photo standing on my porch. I didn't want to get my camera and lens wet..: )
  • Sorcha
  • Canada
  • 26 Nov 2006, 15:13
nice words make the scene here really nice.

"...not a single answer to be found - walking out now into the silence, and the light under the trees, and through the fileds, feels like one."

i like how snow settles heavy on tough green life.. they fight back.. maybe a theme for today. ~S.
Suzanne: Hi Sara! Glad you like the photo and the words. Mary Oliver is my favorite poet aside from you, obviously! : ) I'm not fighting back today as much as surrendering. The snow has been falling all morning. I was out for a while and had to leave my car in the middle of the hill up to my house, parked as well as I could. No way to get it all the way home. So surrounded by white, I get to stay home all day today. Nothing to fight about!
Suzanne, I really like this blur technique. Nice effect!
Suzanne: Hi Sguardiamo : )
Thank you. Nothing fancy..slow shutter speed and panning. It doesn'talways work the way I see it in my mind but every now and then something happens that I can work with. Glad you like it!
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 30 Nov 2006, 07:27
that looks chilly. i like the blur here
Suzanne: Hi Neal, It was our first snowfall of the year and I thought to have a little fun with it. Glad you like the blur!
find that absolutely superb Suzannesmile
Suzanne: Hey! I'm finding you all sorts of places I haven't visited for a while. smile
I remember this day. I really felt like taking photos but the day was so blustery and snowy that I had to stay home. My gratitude went to my covered porch.

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