Monday, March 24, 2008

Hint of gold

Winter beauty

What is it about the light in winter that makes it so precious? I guess, it's the fleeting, ephemeral beauty of it.

Soon, it will be spring and these frozen trickles will thaw into gushing streams. Till then, I will continue to enjoy the stark beauty of winter :)

30 comments:

Gawdess said...

This is exactly how I feel about winter - I love the beauty of it and you have caught so much of that here - that fleeting light - the gold water are wondrous.
I have been looking at quotes about photography this evening and this one comes to mind right now:
"I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was. I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature. ~Wynn Bullock"

Chad Oneil Myers said...

There's no "Long Shot" about it, that truly is a great image!

The last adam said...

Well n truly beautiful! Being no.3 is not so bad ;)

Sorry couldnt visit you all these days, Moi...was running behind my MS admits/rejects...finally got one..n u know what? Im heading somewhere pretty close ;)

Hilary said...

What a golden moment. That's just beautiful. And you're right, there's nothing we can do to hurry spring so we might as well just enjoy what's there. Thanks for that.

Anna said...

Beautiful Moi! Love it!

photowannabe said...

Love the hint of gold in the stark winter shot. You have a great eye.

bsouth said...

That is a beautiful picture. You should enjoy if you have views like that to photograph!

Steve Buser said...

Since we don't have to slosh around in it down here, it has a magical presence to it.

Radha said...

Beautifully captured!

Anna said...

Thanks for checking out my site Moi! I am so glad that you liked it! It was a labor of love for me which I am sure you understand!

Take care Moi!

Catherine said...

Moi, you have captured the stark beauty of winter here!! ~Captured it beautifully!!
Cat

Ginnie said...

This is so different from Florida, Moi, isn't it! :) It's another kind of beauty altogether. I'm glad you're getting to experience it.

ruth said...

No matter how long this winter has been, and no matter how much I have complained about it, I agree it is very beautiful and precious. That has really been the saving grace: it has not been slush and ugly this year. Too much snowfall!

This is a sweet and peaceful pic. Looking forward to the next. :)

nazzareno said...

Your photos can be read like poetries.

Kerri said...

Oh Beautiful! This is the first winter that I have truly enjoyed!

Sarad said...

that is gold.

Z said...

I hope you're coping with the Illinois winter! Looks like you're finding the beauty in it alright! :-)

YesBut said...

Breathtaking shot.

bluemountainmama said...

that's one thing i love about the mountains.... they are beautiful no matter what the season. and you, of course, are a kindred soul in that respect.... seeing beauty in nature.... in all its seasons.

Cris said...

Oh dear, I missed your blog during my absence (due to extra work) and it is so good to come back and see your corner of the world again!!!

Nikon said...

I've been having lots of computer problems, Moi, & I've missed some of your posts. Your recent shots are just amazingly good!

ASH's Eye said...

You seem to be taking right to the snowy side of the country; your pictures are beautiful, as always :)

Moi, when I flew into Yellowstone, we landed in Bozeman. We looked into Idaho Falls, and Jackson, but for whatever reason, Bozeman was less expensive. It has a small but really nice airport, and the drive from Bozeman down to Yellowstone was extremely pretty, and not terribly long.

If you flew into Jackson, though, you could drive into Yellowstone along the Tetons. The most convenient place to fly into might depend on where you're staying. The Gardiner entrance (closest to Bozeman) is the one that is open all winter long, and might be best when the weather is still slightly "iffy".

I don't think you can lose, though, whatever airport you pick, because its all 100% beautiful country! We may (cross your fingers) be heading there this fall. I can't seem to get enough of the place :)

sandeep said...

Reached here from Lensational blog .... and boy ... am glad I did

Awesome is the word ... luved the beautiful frames u've captured!

Ash said...

Gold indeed!
Splendid shot :-)

isabella said...

Great gift, Moi - finding beauty in the mundane...

Be forewarned - in the Midwest, Spring arrives overnight: you fall asleep with the snow and wake up to the yellow haze of forsythia!

Lori said...

How lovely. It is beautiful how the light is making that gold color on the water. You find beautiful things everywhere!

Kerri said...

There's gold in that thar stream! (say it with a John Wayne accent) :)
Winter gives us some glorious scenery, no doubt about it. And of course you've captured it beautifully, as always.
I'm longing for some green grass now though. And crocuses. And daffodils. Our snowdrops opened yesterday. Yah spring! :)

inspired said...

wonderful :o]

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

Hello Moi,
I love this/your words and also the look of nature, Nature is using their own words of love, I like snow its so pure...

Have a great weekend , please come for a visit at my blog with 48 Sky's (collage) from Luxemburg...

Greetings from JoAnn (Holland)

and I've more of my travels...in Europe.

GMG said...

Beautiful shot!
Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter where I'm now strolling around Bilbao!
Have a great weekend!