Saturday, February 5, 2011

...can't judge the depth...

a major challenge
might seem like a river in flood
that blocks your path.
you can't judge the depth
of the water,
so you stand there,
panicked,
wondering what to do.
don't just charge in.
instead,
spend a few minutes
looking carefully,
to see whether stepping stones
are visible just below the water's surface.
often they are.
pick your way calmly and carefully.
the obstacles may be less formidable
than you feared.
~1,001 ways to live in the moment

this week we had
"floods" of snow.
the knot on this fence
is long hidden.
received around 12"
in a very short amount of time.
ah winter.
you are not pretty.
but...
shadows.
we still have shadows.
please join us.
just BE.
robin.

16 comments:

Catherine said...

wow that is an amazing shot...

Vernz said...

OMG, the picture is pretty though but I swear I can't stand the cold..

Shadow Shot Here

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

And...unless we get some early thaws, there will be floods...like we ain't used to 'um!!!

Stay warm up there sista, I feel your pain, though I see it with different eyes...it is what it is and we both know the beauty of it and the terror of it...but one still frame says it all!!!

Have a great weekend little one and give Tilda a great big ol' hug for me!!!
s

Sylvia K said...

Wow! That snow does look deep and SO cold! Hard to believe the incredible amounts of snow and cold temps this winter! We haven't had much snow and our temps are certainly not anywhere near as low as those in other parts of the country/world, but it has been darker, grayer, grimmer than usual and the chill still manages to go straight to the bones!! Hope you have a great weekend, Robin! Stay warm!

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

We had a light snow shower during the week, but it was all gone by lunchtime!! Super shadow shot!

Beverley Baird said...

What a great composition - love the colours and shadows and textures!
Love your written post as well!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The dark splotches of shadow on the snow make the snow seem colder and more ominous than it probably is.

SILLY SHADOW DITTY

Shadows may or may not be
Patterns of urbanity.
If a shadow threatens you,
Here, my dear, is what to do:
Grab the shadow by the throat,
Toss it to a billy goat,
So the goat can chomp and chew,
Keeping it away from you!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely shot, very nice depth of field.

Cassie said...

"Floods of snow"! What a great word picture and of course, ShadowShot too. Really like your snow filled bird baths in the previous post. Keep warm!!

Ralph said...

We must not complain about the weather - we can't do anything about it anyway. So, instead, we look for any and all beauty that the weather gives us. Shadows and snow are a perfect pairing -artistic views are all about!

Dimple said...

I like this simple, descriptive picture. And you can't tell the depth of the snow from what accumulates on a fence! These is wisdom in your words, also!

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful soft hues in the snow round the post! Love the magic of deep shadow on the left moving to the light on the right of the photo!

Paula Scott said...

Truer words were never said! And so beautifully put. It's that spiritual nudge to keep moving forward.

indicaspecies said...

Wonderful and inspirational words...great image too.

Hey Harriet said...

Eeeek! Floods of snow sound horrible! I'm glad that's not something I have to face. There's nothing horrible about your photo though. It's lovely! You've captured the beauty in something not so pleasant :)

deb did it said...

beautiful photo...~eek~ floods of snow...I can hardly imagine~