Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday...Is it Spring yet......

Bleak
cold
dark
blustery
foreboding
yet

one day closer to Spring...

OK, I'm a Summer person, don't want anything to do with Winter.
Always the proprietor of my own small biz,
Winter in the North means slow sales and sluggish traffic.
The weather could have you stranded for days,
not being able to move because of snow and ice,
unpredictable weather patterns, frozen fingers
however,
if I was financially set(not a small biz owner)
and a kept woman of matrimony,
I would languish in Winter...
I'd never leave my home!
I'd dutifully tend to the fire,
read stacks of books, paint watercolors of birds and Summer,
make those recipes that require delectable bits of my time
and write poetry to the silence of the snow on my roof...
HOWEVER...
it is what it is, so I scramble each and every day
honing my craft and waiting the long six months
in the Nor'lunds to awaken to Spring
where my life explodes like the fuchsia buds on the redbud
in my awakening gardens.
Ahhhh, Springtime...
is it here yet???

Well in the meantime...Hey Harriet...
it's happening there!

26 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Shadows on the wall
know some things about it all—
but they’re not telling.


SSS: Blue Windows

sarayutouched said...

i know it's hard...but i think it's the spirit's way of letting YOU rest a little. with winter. plus how else would we get wonderful words and thoughts from you if it was always spring time?

you are a treasured thread in the ebb and flow of this thing we call life my friend.

right there with you feeling the pending winter blues. makes the coffee that much sweeter...

Sylvia K said...

Ah, I do so relate, Sharon!!! Great shadows and they're more than we'll be having for the next ten days!!! Gray, gray, gray and more gray! Ah, well, guess we have to pay for the incredible beauty we have during the spring and summer!! Hope you have a great weekend, sun or no sun! Enjoy!

Sylvia

jabblog said...

I'm glad to see your optimism, particularly as we haven't reached the shortest day of the year yet. Even so, the catkins on our hazel trees and the buds on our camellia hold the promise of Spring days to come.

summersundays-jw said...

Why is it that Spring & Fall fly by so fast???? Thanks for the words of encouragement -- they're appreciated. Have a good weekend. Hope it's not snowing there. Jan

Ralph said...

The brick offers a sense of warmth in its orangeish red, perhaps the color of a glowing ember. The B&W tone says cold and stark. The gray tones feel cold. Ah, the joys of a four-season climate...

Tom Hilton said...

Great shot! Definitely a wintry mood.

Here winter means rain after rain after rain, without even the visual excitement of snow. It gets...tedious after a while.

sassytrash said...

I'm with you Sista....bring on the Spring!! (It must come from our time spent in Florida, where it is now the most beautiful time of year!!) It actually has been nice weather around here--maybe it will be a very mild Winter--one can only hope!

Alissa Nicolau said...

I really like how you showed the image in both black and white and in color. The black and white shot is stark and chilling. The color shot is amazingly warm and inviting. Such opposites. Wonderful.

Gallery Juana said...

You'll probably write some incredible poetry this winter with the cold hard weather beating at your door:)

And in Spring you'll find some surprises that the snow had covered.

hope the days are sunny for you this week.

Jen said...

One day closer to Spring = great attitude!
Nice shots .

EG Wow said...

Yep, we are indeed one day closer to spring than we were yesterday. During the slow winter hours do you take time to read and write poetry?

Lovely shadows on the bricks.

frayedattheedge said...

Fabulous photos - and spring will soon be here!!

Martha Z said...

I think we have a while yet to wait. Though is not as long or severe here in Northern California it still reduces travel and outdoor activity. We'll just have to muddle through a while.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love both the colour and the monochrome version of your shadow on the wall! Very beautiful sense of melancholic wonder pervades both!

I guess you would not be surprised to learn that it's been raining all weekend here! They say we've had a month's worth of rain in just these two days! But we've had nigh on 5 months of rainy days already! Unbelievable Australian weather at the moment!

But it least the grey weather stops the yearning to run around with my camera! I have school reports to write!

I think we need the time out from the joys of Spring and Autumn beauty! How else do we really value what they offer! Perhaps the Seasons are a reflection of human physical and spiritual needs!

Enjoy your week ahead! Welcome the slower pace that Nature is offering you!

BIG hugs as always from Oz!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Howdy my dearly Fween?

It feels like ages that I never heard & seen you, ha? I see you've been busy. Am glad for that, so you forgot our delimma (darkness & coldness) ain't they?

Well, shall I choose or should I go?
Hmmm... ole dole doff!!! who's the best to choose, the lower one or the upper one?

Soweee, ma fween! No choice for me for you shots as I love them both.

And of course, I do too to you.
x0x0
/chie

Shirley said...

Ahh, we are similar that way. Winter has not yet arrived and I too am already looking forward to spring. Planning, making notations, going over photos. A time to rest from those labours and remember with fondness the joy the seasons bring.

Beverley Baird said...

What great shadows! The first is quite eerie!
As we get nearer winter I too am already wishing for spring! lol
Have a wonderful weekend!

Arija said...

Come over here, it is Spring and a hot summer to follow.

Even if you scrabbled yourself a millionaire, you would be itching to collect and restore after a while. Reading books is enhanced by that little niggling feeling of guilt that you really shouldna orta. . . .

fairchildstreet said...

Sounds like you have an interesting life. Charmaine

fairchildstreet said...

Sounds like you have an interesting life. Charmaine

Paz said...

Both shots are awesome, as are the words that accompany the photo.

I love the banner with the little girl and dog.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

It will come and you'll rejoice..and in the meantime, we may even get one of your beautiful poems to hold us over too..the shots are great..and ues, I do prefer the sunny one!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh dear! I do believe you have quite a wait ahead of you for spring to return! I hope that the winter is not too harsh and it passes quickly! It would be nice to have enough money to escape our least preferred seasons each year! I'd so love to be in that financial position! We can dream...

Enjoy the rest of your weekend Sharon :)

GardenJoy4Me said...

SR that was wonderful to read along with that beautiful SSS picture : )
I pictured all your thoughts on how you would lead your life and how you do lead your life in a little 'snapshot" of activity .. it is so odd to think of you headed towards Spring when we are headed towards winter .. although the weather lately lies to us astoundingly right now .. it has been sunny and warm (warm for Canadians that is !) LOL .. wonderful post : )
Joy

Paula Scott said...

Yes, indeed, is it spring yet? Spent the afternoon in the cold blustery wind raking leaves and cleaning out the flower bed. I love summer too!