Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Snowflake nation


Prettily frozen
London, ON, March 2009 [Click to create a blizzard]


When you wake up in the morning to find the wondervan festooned with the entrails of winter, you can either grumble about the deicing job you're about to be forced into or you can reach for your camera and take a moment to remember something that exists for barely a blink.

In the end, life's not about what happens to you. It's about what you're willing to do about it.

Your turn: The power of attitude. Please discuss.

Oops, almost forgot: This photo begins the wind-down of our "transparent" theme. It's not too late to share yours. Just click here and have at it. Next week's Thematic Photographic theme will be...
Kitchen

The first entry will go live on this site tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:00 p.m. EDT. I look forward to seeing what you come up with, as kitchens are such vibrant playgrounds for anyone with a camera and an idea. Even if it's half-baked (sorry, couldn't resist!)

24 comments:

dianne - bunny trails said...

Oooh, beautiful. I have some very pretty frost shots that I need to post - b4 the theme changes! :D

Maureen Hayes said...

Carmi,

As usual you have captured to beauty of something so simple and made it so special!! This is fantastic!

Mine is up at:

http://beingchronicallyillisapill.blogspot.com/2009/03/wordless-wednesday-what-difference-week.html

Happy WW!

MommyWizdom said...

Very cool - wish I had a macro lens. But you already know that.

You have any old cameras you're looking to get rid of?!

Just checking.

My WW is up.

MommyWizdom

Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

When you have a garage, you miss out on this simple beauty. Can you tell my attitude is usually "Lemons? wahoo--LEMONADE!!"?? :)

It's not just your ability to capture the moment in a photo, Carmi; I have always been drawn to your ability to communicate your thought attached to that moment.

Oooo...and I DO have one little entry for "transparent". And, I'm smiling right now because it's lemonade! ha! I wasn't even thinking about it when I said the above :).

http://bit.ly/rKpn

Cloudia said...

Flurries & pun fun.....
like gold spun!
Aloha, Carmi

Bonny said...

Winter Wonderlands DO exist in microcosms!!!

This is a fabulous photo!!! I love snow crystals because they are all unique.

Black on Campus said...

I miss the beautiful patterns that frost makes. It's one of the things that I still love about the cold weather.

Robin said...

Absolutely beautiful, a true example of nature's painting. While I don't miss the cold and the snow, I will admit to missing beautiful frosted windows.

And kitchens, now there's a theme I can get behind, starting right from my blog header :-).

East Coast Wahine said...

I don't care for snow, although we've gotten a lot of it here on the east coast....but this is a great shot!

bobbie said...

this is a really beautiful shot! I love snow flakes and frost.

Hilary said...

Gorgeous image, Carmi. I will be happy to see your shots of blossoms though. ;)

Beth F said...

Very nice! We often overlook the common.

jinksy said...

Attitude is one area if life where we ALWAYS have a choice...

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Great photo and I so needed your wise words "In the end, life's not about what happens to you. It's about what you're willing to do about it" today. Thanks.

Looking forward to the kitchen theme since it is what I do (I'm in kitchen & bath design-sales).

Daryl said...

I went with words this Weds.

And I am so jealous of that marco .. and I am loving the Kitchen theme, the timing is perfect .. you'll see why

Tricia said...

Beautiful, it reminds me of the lace my Great-Grandmother used to tat.

Tabbikat's Thoughts

mommyontop said...

Very nice! We don't have snow here in our country so I'm always amazed by snow shots. :D

Happy WW! My WW entry is here.

Robyn Jones said...

I love the picture...very cool...

speaking of which..it is -35 here this morning

DNLee said...

happy ww. I haven't been able to meet some of these challenges with nature photos. Plus, I'm celebrating the Week of the Blue.

Eaton Bennett said...

Lovely, Melbourne doesn't get cold enough to see this pretty sight.

Lots of feathers

Sheress said...

Great picture!! I love the words you chose because if I awoke to the frost on my my car I would have all other kinds of words.

Please feel free to stop by.

byrningbunny said...

I love frost! It's one of the things that will always make me reach for the camera.

This was beautiful.

Mel Fraase said...

I took one so similar to this recently! Sorry I've been so MIA over here, I have a bunch of catch up thematics to post and a new lens on it's way!! Thanks for continuing to inspire me!

Anonymous said...

This is not a picture of snowflakes. This is a Petrie dish.
A Laura Petrie dish. Ohh Rob !

Mary Tyler Moore