Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thematic Photographic 38 - Winter


Chilly. Cubed.
Bowling Green, OH, December 2008 [Click to enlarge]


For many of us, it's been a fairly brutal season. In the Great White North, we've had more snow, ice and cold than most folks can tolerate. Drill a hole through the planet and it's a completely different story: the southern hemisphere's been baking, often tragically. Welcome to the age of global warming. Except if you're Sarah Palin.

Heat was the last thing on my mind, however, as we tucked in for the night on our grand family vacation adventure. We had stopped in this delightful university burg - and hometown of figure skating legend Scott Hamilton - a few hours earlier when the weather became too dangerous, and hoped that the morning would bring a little meteorological relief. Um, not so much. We woke up to a world coated in ice - this is the rear wing of our van - and it got worse from there.

It was rather difficult to imagine our friends in Australia sweating out triple-digit heat at at very moment. We would have gladly averaged out both extremes for our collective benefit. But since this was - and presumably is and always be - impossible, we'll simply have to share wintry-themed pictures for the next week. You game?

Your turn: Please post a winter-themed photo to your blog, Facebook page, Flickr account, or anywhere else online, then share the link in a comment below. Here's how Thematic Photographic works:
  • Every Wednesday evening, at precisely 7 o'clock Eastern, I post a new Thematic Photographic entry.
  • Each entry has a unique theme. This week's is...winter.
  • You post a similarly themed image over on your blog.
  • You paste a link to your entry in a comment here.
  • If you've already posted something that fits (on a blog, Facebook, MySpace, wherever) simply post the link to the existing entry. Old or new, all photos are welcome.
  • You may post as many photos or links as you wish. For the next week, I'll be supporting this theme with a related picture/posting each day. I encourage you to do the same. This is all about sharing, so feel free to share to your heart's content!
  • Please share this link with friends, too, and encourage them to join in. The more, the merrier.
  • And please accept my thanks for your enthusiasm. Your participation has made TP a true highlight for me each and every week.

43 comments:

Indrani said...

It does depict the theme. In my part of the country where I stay, I don't get to see such severe winters.
Have a great day!

Mojo said...

Like I said before... This year at least, I have plenty of winterized material. But for openers I'm going back in the archives to The Great Blizzard of 2000 which set a single-event record for snowfall in my fair city. Probably in your part of the world 22 inches isn't exceptional, but for us... that's a bunch of snow.

Thematic Photographic 38: "Winter" v.1.0 "Caution: Falling Ice"

Light and Voices said...

I like how the icicles are dripping. Nice shot!
Joyce

onangelwings said...

I have been MIA for a few weeks but hopefully I am back.

g said...

Our Southern California winters are different!

Here's mine - www.doves2day.blogspot.com

Cloudia said...

Magical, Brrrrr!
"Abstaining" signed:
Aloha, Waikiki

cactus petunia said...

We've had so much snow here this winter, it was hard to choose, so here's a post I put up in December. I love the snow!

http://buenosburritos.blogspot.com/2008/12/let-it-snow-let-it-snow-let-it-snow.html

kcinnova said...

My current blog header is from last winter, with footprints of little boys in the backyard.
I love winter and am unhappy with our piddling amounts of snow this year. I need something to store in my memory bank to make up for the hot, humid summers.

lom said...

lovely photo, here's my atemped

Light and Voices said...

Theme: Winter
Here is my submission.
http://lightandvoices.blogspot.com/2009/02/thematic-photographic-winter_26.html

bunty bunny said...

here I am again with my little photo, thank you for letting me play

winter

Catherine said...

I decided to skip the snow since it is an infrequent event here (once a year or therabouts, and it usually doesn't stay).
Here are a couple of photos from a winter holiday

stefan said...

Perhaps you could use this shot for "Spring" too, Carmi, as the thaw seems to have begun on those little icicles.

The typical rain here in the NW doesn't really depict "winter" so much as snow does, so I went back a bit to find something wintry.

Daryl said...

So far ..sssh .. its been COLD but not too snowy, so I added 'snow' to my blog, hey ...

http://onthem104.blogspot.com/2009/02/winterthe-doors.html

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Carmi, we live just up the road from you as you know, and a person starts looking forward to the sunshine, the grass, the flowers. It will come!
I am getting to know your blog, and will aim to join these themes next time.

Cher said...

Here's my link. I like this theme.

http://slapthatpony.blogspot.com/2009/02/thematic-photographic-38-winter.html

g said...

I've got another one!

barbie2be said...

i've got a little winter going on over here.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

winter?

Karen said...

Icicles always make such beautiful pictures and like snowflakes, each one is different. Here's my entry for this week and I'd like to say I'm looking forward to spring! :)

Lulda Casadaga said...

I just wanted more snow down here in NO VA...but, nothing to speak of this winter. :( I really should move to Maine or Canada! :D
I'm going to post a pic. I don't know how to do the linky thing but here is where you can see my pic.
p.s. Love your ice pic...

www.lulda'slament.blogspot.com

Nikki-ann said...

It's been a frosty winter here in Mid Wales - http://notesoflife.co.uk/?p=217

kcinnova said...

I love the steely-gray coloring in this photograph.

I'm posting several pictures this week, possibly one per day.
Thanks for a great theme!

bobbie said...

I just posted my contribution for this week's theme. It is, indeed, still winter, as much as I wish it was spring.

http://bobbie-almostthere.blogspot.com

NJ said...

Love the picture of the icicles. They look rather chilling. Here's my contribution
http://onthepathofleastresistance.blogspot.com/2009/02/winter-thematic-photographic.html

ChefBliss.com said...

The icicles are beautiful. I have one here http://www.kodacats.com/2009/01/it-snowed-again.html
I was just introduced to your blog, and I love the idea. I can't wait for more!!

Sweetly said...

Hi Carmi & everyone! Finally back for a Thematic Photographic. Come see my "winter" photos.

Here they are.


I really really like your icicle photo Carmi.

mo.stoneskin said...

Hey dude here's my "winter" contribution.

I know it's not that wintery, but it was taken today and is therefore a winter shot!

Here

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does that photgraph look like the underside of a parachuting three-legged cow ?

Inquiring minds wanna know !

Old Mac Donald
( I have a farm )

g said...

Another one for me. Is this going to become a habit?

www.doves2day.blogspot.com

swile67 said...

Hi Carmi...here is my winter theme:

http://swile67.blogspot.com/2009/02/activities-and-essentials-to-help-one.html

PastorMac's Ann said...

Love your triple icicles. Great title for your photo.

I took a little different look at winter.

Winter

momemts in time said...

Unusually we had it milder in Manchester, England, than you you did in the great white north, but still opportunity for images... canal frozen over so ducks and dogs confused...


reflections on minus 2

Cuidado said...

We know how to do winter in The Maritimes.

http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/archive.php

kden said...

Hi Carmi. I hope it's not too late to join your theme for this week. I just found your link and have recently started a photo blog, nothing fancy, just something that I enjoy doing. Love your icicle macro shot; just waiting for the drip..... Mine is posted here:
http://pictorialsoul.blogspot.com/
Thanks for hosting these meme's.

momemts in time said...

Hi

I omitted to explain myself when posting earlier ~ apologies. I am new to blogging and was introduced to this site by my wife who has had this occupation for some time. My blog is mainly documentary photography .

Looking at the images posted here it is interesting to see how some have broken away from the 'traditional' ideas of winter snow and ice - I like the coats hanging up - so I thought again and departed from the conventional grey, black and white to look at colour. So here are three more images

Liz said...

This winter shot is from earlier in the year, but it's starting to look this way again today:
http://inventingliz.blogspot.com/2009/03/winter-it-aint-over-until-its-over.html

bobbie said...

How could I not post again, after last night's storm?
http://bobbie-almostthere.blospot.com/

Maureen Hayes said...

Wish I could have gotten out in the blizzard for pics today, but alas this is from earlier this year!

http://beingchronicallyillisapill.blogspot.com/2009/02/wordless-wednesday-baby-its-cold.html

Maureen Hayes said...

And one more for good measure!

http://beingchronicallyillisapill.blogspot.com/2009/03/snowstorms-and-illness.html

Barb said...

Just when we thought we were on the verge of spring, we got snow! Click here for images of fluffy snow!

g said...

You guys had a lot of snow today. We had winter, too, but it was different! See my photo:

www.doves2day.blogspot.com

MB said...

Love this photo.

I've been enjoying your writing and photography but haven't had much time to write or shoot myself.

Better late than never, here is my Thematic Photographic Winter post:
http://finallyfiguringitout.blogspot.com/2009/03/thematic-photographic-winter.html