Thursday, March 21, 2013

Behold a frosty door

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Mississauga, ON
December 2012
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Technically, spring arrived in the northern hemisphere this week. In reality, we still live in the middle of a winter wonderland.

So be it. Especially if it means scenes like the one you see here. You're looking at a Subaru BRZ after it's been sitting in a frosty parking lot for a good chunk of the night. I couldn't stop staring at the door when I first came across it, as it reminded me just how powerful a force nature can be.

Well, maybe powerful isn't the right word here. Perhaps deft. Or subtly artistic. Or delicately gifted. It doesn't really matter how I choose to describe it. What matters is that it happens in the first place. And we take the time to drink it all in before it disappears for good.

Indeed, barely 15 minutes after I took it, the sun was up and the frost was gone. I'm glad I drank it in while I still could.

Your turn: A time when you stopped and smelled the proverbial roses before they were gone. Please discuss.


Cloudia said...

Dawn, park, snow, dog, first love. . . . I watched them frolic in the purple light and thought:
"This. This is life. This is a great moment to never forget. And I never have. . . . . 40 years later!

ALOHA from Honolulu
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

How about a crocus or two?

Kiwi Nomad said...

I'm just going to tell a funny but relevant story here. We seldom have snow where I live- in fact when we had some one evening in August 2011, it was the first time I had seen it in the town where I live. And I have lived here more than 25 years. Next morning the children at school were having a wonderful time playing on the field in it before class. When we emerged at morning tea time, one of the five year olds I taught was really upset, and quite inconsolable. He thought other people had taken all the snow and left him none to play with. I had to explain that it had melted with the sunshine, and that nobody had stolen it!

Karen S. said...

I have had my share of these doors lately too! Seems like you and most of Canada is living the same dream of winter-wonder-land not ready to call it quits. I'm beginning to wonder if it's a pay back from mother nature giving us such an easy winter last year. Would she really do that? Hmm? I can just feel the cold pouring off this cool capture!

rashbre said...

The B-RRR-ZZZ name sort of goes with the picture, too.