|cotton call or shred ice, your call|
Temperature has been so low, the one feet snow accumulated in one day is still there. I love to see snow when I open window blind in the morning, the whole white world is so wildly beautiful.
It was sunny and gorgeous outside. The freezing chill kept me home, but my mind was wandering and my heart finally made the call – I must go out and shoot a few pictures. The problem is, I don’t dare to drive on heavy snow. I have wrecked my car twice due to lack of experience steering the wheels on snow and my memory of recent deadly-turn-magically car accident is still fresh. So, I thought about my super chauffeur, my husband.
|shaky in the cold|
It was cold and dark, I saw this hummingbird stationed on the limb for a while, I believe, to declare his territory. The shot was taken from inside the house and from distance. The image is not very sharp, but can you see hummingbird’s fluffy feather? We add layers of clothing and put on heavy jacket, so do they. They beef up their feather to preserve the heat.
|beef up to fight chill|
It makes me feel good seeing gold finches were bathing in the sun and did the same as hummingbird. The expansion of its feather makes it look like an egg. Birds have natural weathering apparels and we use the same material for our warm clothes and comforters. Interesting, isn’t it? I know I have a reason to like birds.
|He is now my friend|
Are we having such a good life that we have to torture ourselves every once a while in order to remember what misery is like and can appreciate more what we have now?
Below is the processed compost pile at Lane Forest Products. I saw the pile steaming on cold days when I drove by. Wanting to take a picture for long, but there is no place to pull over. Now I am on passenger side and the pile is covered with snow, even more interesting. Suddenly a compost pile turns into a smoky mountain.
|It is OK to dream|
When the picture is downloaded and brought close. I realized they are plastic roses and stems. But they look pretty on snow, does it matter if it is real or artificial as long as it is pleasing to our eyes?
Do you feel better when you spend more on something and think it has to be better because it is more expensive? I say, let’s not to be the victim of marketing. The matter of the fact is, when the flowers look too perfect, we would start to doubt their authenticity. It is like math, like science. When the end is reached, it goes back to a new beginning.
|true or false, who cares|
Now I mention above picture is taken from a compost pile, do you still enjoy the same? Simple pleasure can readily be accessible if our state of mind is not in the way. I have seen a note on a porcelain piece: “I smile because I have no idea what’s going on.”
like the scene, but I want it simpler in order that I can enjoy more, and not to be distracted.
|Bottom Line – Peace in Mind|
By using a plug-in that I recently purchased, I was able to make it a semi sepia tone and fade out lots of clutters. If I need to come up a new year resolution for 2014, I would say, ‘Simplicity’, and that’s exactly what I addressed when I started this blog back in January.