Friday, December 02, 2005

Morning: Grosvenor Lodge


The landscape now sits under a thick blanket of snow. But on this morning a couple of weeks ago, these trees kept watch over a simple stretch of grass. I'm always amazed how a little bit of time and weather can so radically change the view.

I don't know what inspired me to stop my bike that morning and take this. I think it was the stark shadows on the grass.

Whatever it was, the view no longer exists; testament to why it's so important to capture the image before it disappears forever.

30 comments:

Plumkrazzee said...

Hi Carmi, Michele sent me tonight. I absolutely love looking at your pictures, beautiful!

kontan said...

what perfect lighting and a beautiful day.

thanks for stopping by!

margalit said...

But I bet that the snow is beautiful in it's old, cold way. Me, I happen to appreciate it from the inside, but I hate being out in it.

Hope you've had a nice week, and Shabbat Shalom.

Crazy MomCat said...

I don't know where you live, but it sure is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Michele sent me, but I've been here before!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Boy is that ever true! And you caught it BEAUTIFULLY Carmi...That is a very very special photo...taken by a very very special man!
I'm here tonight from Michele and very happy about it, too!

Thanks for your very dear comment yesterday. I soooo apreciated it.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Incidentally Carmi..my friend Danny Miller wrote this BRILIANT post about "The Wizard Of Oz" and I think you might enjoy reading it...it made me laugh and cry! here is the exact link...(I hope I copy this correctly...
http://dannymiller.typepad.com/blog/2005/11/schlepping_over.html
Being Jewish myself, it was, I thought very funny, but also deeply profound. ENJOY! (Let me know what you think...)

FattyPants said...

That pic is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by last week.

Chas Ravndal said...

so true carmi and the photo that you took is beautiful.

Sandy said...

Wise words, indeed.

Aginoth said...

Nice Shot Carmi, really nice shadows and a great deliniation between Fore Mid and background. I can see why you stopped for it.

btw my blog has changed I am now residing at http://aginoth.blogspot.com

Pearl said...

Indeed, it's important to grab moments while they're there. Life is continually overwriting how it's been. Great warm-looking picture, relative to now.

Michele sent me. Here's a cup hot soup for your cold.
~~
C(__)

Aginoth said...

Back from Michele's this time...:o)

utenzi said...

Michele sent me to see you, Carmi. It's been like a whole day since I was here last!

I love the way snow looks but I moved down south because that's the only thing I like about it! LOL The shadows in your picture are quite photogenic, Carmi. Good eye!

sage said...

nice shadows--there's a traditional prayer about death that has a line I like that goes something like: "until the shadows lenghten and the day is done..."

Surcie said...

Well put, Carmi.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i bet it's also going to look great with the snow on it, and the sun shining and leaving the shadows of the tree on the snow. once again, a perfect shot!

Aginoth said...

I'll come back later ;o)

Still nice trees though :oD

michele sent me

Juggling Mother said...

It's a beautiful picture - and I'm sure it's just as beautiful in snow:-) You will have to take a lot of photo's to capture the essence of the place, which is why nothing is as good as actually being there.

Michele sent me

Prego said...

I was thinking of doing a time-lapse photo project, myself with that concept in mind. I haven't found a spot or subject yet. I was inspired by a mountain bike I saw continuously decay over a period of five semesters. It was bolted to a bike rack behind the library at the University @ Buffalo. It's owner must have finally gotten a car.

Anyway, it did finally disappear forever and alas, I lost my opportunity.

Russ said...

Here from Michele's place. I really enjoy the photos you post. I guess I need to start carrying my camera with me more often.

Suburban Turmoil said...

Hi Carmi!

I love the pic. But I really love saying Grosvenor. It's one of those words that you can't stop saying once you learn to pronounce it right.

Michele sent me.

YellowRose said...

Time changes, but a photograph is forever!

Beautiful shot!

Here via Michele's today!

Candace said...

Hi, Carmi -- Michele sent me. Lovely picture, and I'm sure it's beautiful with the snow, too. It looks and feels like a Spring day here in Dallas.

craziequeen said...

Gorgeous photo :-)

Have you published your pictures?

Here from Michele's this time :-)

cq

utenzi said...

Oops. I cought a double on your post, Carmi. Sorry.

Michele sent me.

Our discussion a while back about using that word verification is coming up frequently now. Especially now that, as you pointed out, one can use comment moderation.

ribbiticus said...

verry nice! i like how you were able to capture the shadows. :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Hi Again Carmi...
I'm here from Michele this afternoon, but I always like coming to visit you on my own, as well! Did you get a chance to read the Danny Miller piece?

Laurie said...

Wow! Great photo. Trees are the most beautiful in winter. I think I'm gonna paint some tree nudes. Michele sent me.

Bhakti said...

I think it's absolutely beautiful that you find beauty in such subtle things. That's just beautiful!!!

Thank you for your vision.
Your photographs are beautiful!

karla said...

I love this picture. It makes me want to lay down and take a nap under those trees.