Saturday, January 22, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday...Heartland...

I'll make peace with Winter
only when I became a merchant
did he become so full of dread
is it my age of resolve
to many of life's misfortunes
or is it reason
it will be here again
like clockwork, always is,
but resolve has blessed me
with patience and peace of mind
come on ol' man Winter
you have a beauty
like no other season
pure white frozen tundra
air so crisp and breath-taking
the boards beneath my feet crack
as if telling me
'tread here only if you dare'
but tread hither I will
into my brave new resolve
you don't scare me!

My mini-wind mill,
back in the day, probably the 30's, they started producing these
tiny copies for a city wife's garden,
everyone had them, little reminders of the good ol' days,
as more and more people moved to the burbs.
My little fella never stops whirling, he just spins away the days
in my secret garden awaiting the summer breezes...
like me I'll come,
always does...

In the meantime, head on over to Harriet's world,
bet there's a bunch of us waiting in the SHADOWS!


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello there "one who has made peace with winter" ! wink wink
.. I wish I could but having been buried underneath seed catalogs (and I really don't do seeds) the hint of Spring and how it wakes up my garden .. well, it makes me rail against old man winter all the more? LOL
I love your little windmill ! I want one too ;-) I guess I will have to be on the look out, but to tell the truth, I haven't seen one around here yet .. so this mission is going to be a tough one to crack .. life ? and what you do with it !
Joy : )

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

you pump no water—
but I laugh!

Carnival of Shadows

Catherine said...

that close up is a really beautiful shot....and still so much snow??

Ralph said...

Defying the Hawkeye winters takes resolve and drive. Happily the restorative art can be continued indoors away from the snow. The windmill is a beauty, to draw the water from the well. Or be a wonderful piece of art in ANY garden instead...


Love your new background on your blog...........Spring will be here b/4 long.........HUGS MARY

Sylvia K said...

I love the close-up shot, too, but they're both delightful! I'm not sure I'm as kind of heart as you are, Sharon, not sure I'm ready to make peace with winter and ours isn't anywhere near as cold as yours has been!! I want some warm sunshine!!! How fun to have a little windmill in the garden! Hope you have a great weekend, stay warm, have some fun!!


Dianne said...

the light in the top shot is so lovely

frayedattheedge said...

Our snow is gone for the moment - hooray! I love your little windmill and your words.

Cassie said...

What a great little windmill with it's accompanying shadows! I wonder if you might be able to use it to pump water for your garden? hmmm. Have a great weekend!

ps-I've never been through Iowa, but if I were to drive through, I'd definately stop at Sister's and see all your cool wares! I love looking at your pics in shop.

Cindy said...

What a great little windmill. Your shadow shots are wondeful, and your log is always full of fun and inspiration. You and Scratchy stay warm!

Alissa Nicolau said...

Beautiful Shadow Shot! The colors are so you, soft, warm, welcoming.

I also like the layered, blanket stitched table covering underneath your Love Spell soaps. Did you make it?? And great idea of a name for your Valentine soaps!

Happy Weekend to you! Alissa

maryt/theteach said...

Sweet Repose, the wind Mill makes wonderful Yard Art! And of course I love the shadows! :)

EG Wow said...

Lovely winter shadows, Sharon!

Sarah said...

That is a little sad-that people had the tiny windmills to remind them of their country past-or maybe more poignant than sad. It is a sweet little thing!

sarayutouched said...

those little replicas are awesome aren't they!! the neighbor has a life size one that whirls a rusty sounding way...ahh life in simpler times.

lovely shadows.
the sun has now graced the land.
soaking in a sunbeam with a cup of coffee!!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Hello dear Fween?

Long time no see? WazzUP? Been missing you & of course the good bloggie friends, I havee.

Hope you're in the best of healt and those stuff, §;-)

Am back on my track again, hopefully it will last.

Looks, you're having fun during my long days of silence, huh? Loving that! Seeing you happy & busy (as usual?)

Have a blessed SSS, dear, Cyah...
/chie 4evah

sassytrash said...

Beautiful!! The land needs to rest up to produce the glorious season ahead!! (someone told me that--it only makes winter a little more tolerable--but if that's so, why don't the tropics need a rest??)

Karen said...

I've always loved windmills, big or small, a terrific shot.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Grandma and Grandpa had one exactly like it - what a great shadow shot it makes! Love it Sharon!

Miss Becky said...

I love coming here to your blog, it's a beautiful sensory smorgasbord. the tunes on your playlist are awesome, as are your photos and words. great shadow shot! happy SSS.

Hey Harriet said...

What a beautiful and positive poem! I like your little windmill and I hope those summer breezes are not too far off.

Thanks for your advice about the grasshoppers! Of course! Chickens! I was planning on getting some chickens this year, so I may need to do it sooner rather than later. Must get started on rigging up a coop for them. I'm excited now! Enjoy the rest of your weekend Sharon :)

sue said...

I've always wanted on of those little windmills, I love the way they whirr on a windy day. Lovely shadows.

Spadoman said...

I love these mini windmills. They sell 'em at Fleet Farm nowadays, with John Deere logos no less. Yours looks like one of the old ones. Another great find.
I haven't been here or even on SSS in a while. Hope you're doing good and you'll forgive me.
I'm sure you're dealing with Winter just fine. It's not bad weather, it's just not good weather for doing the things we like to do outside! (Oh, and my shoulders hurt so bad that putting on a heavy coat brings on too much pain, that's also what's bad about Winter)

Peace my friend

Greyscale Territory said...

Your little windmill is a little gem of magic in your winter garden! O so beautiful! And love your "winter poem"... almost like a stubborn affirmation that winter has its own beauty and you're going to find it!

Talking of garden...Bet you don't miss the weeds! I am late here because I have spent hours in the garden today trimming low branches on the trees/shrubs so I can reach the weeds on my one day list! (I have resolved that these holidays I will attend to my procrastination items! Just wish that there weren't so many!)

But I'll admit that it all ended up quite fun! The garden looks heaps better and I am the proud owner of a huge pile of weeds! Tomorrow I'll stomp on them and then hope that there's enough sun to bake them for me and voila! Good food/protection for the soil AND hopefully deter further weeds from emerging!

And love the new blog decor! Very atmospheric!

Hope you have a little time this weekend for you to enjoy time!


Boonie S said...

Cool photos. Nice post.

All the best, Boonie

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

The first photo, I honestly thought you had climbed up the REAL sized windmill...thank goodness it was just a miniature replica. You had me going there for a minute.


Hope your weekend has been treating you well.

Joan said...

Yes, winter can be hard but so beautiful.

Paula Scott said...

I want one! I want one of those little windmills! OH, well...I guess I have real ones not too far from me.

MyMaracas said...

Love your little windmill and its shadow.

Winter isn't all bad. There's the quiet, and reading by the fire at night, and not having to weed the garden. Still, I've had enough.