Sunday, January 3, 2010

the mirror of moments

like little windows
on a dreamworld.

a silent wind

frozen in the haze

of a winter pool

24 comments:

Eternally Distracted said...

Very nice words. I am glad I popped by.

ewix said...

So exquisitely precise and lovely.

Happy New Year!

Pauline said...

you have the eye of a poet

steven said...

hello eternally distracted! welcome and thankyou for your kind comment. come back again for a visit. steven

steven said...

elizabeth thankyou. i'm glad i took these photographs when i did as those pools are covered with snow now and will be a for months. it's twenty-eight below zero outside and snow is forecast for the rest of the week!!! have a lovely day. steven

steven said...

hi pauline - thankyou for that very geneous compliment. i'm trying to bring what i see into the world of what i can share. i especially hope that no matter how well i succeed at that ambition, people will slow down enough to look at the very little and insignificant features of their lives and see the beauty that is waiting!!! have a peaceful day. steven

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Everything intrigues if one takes the time and adds the quality of presence, to see it. This post so beautifully illustrates that for us steven.

Golden West said...

The frozen pool does look very much like looking into a cloudy sky, with a constellation of snowflakes for stars, Steven.

ellen abbott said...

very cool steven.

Jenny Stevning said...

Awesome. And I love the wee chunks of crimson branches. :)

Jennifer said...

Steven, I like your winter photos. As much as people grumble against the cold weather (and by the end of March, me too), I feel winter has an exquisite beauty. I appreciate your examples.

willow said...

Gorgeous. I love the combination of the ambers of the leaves and foliage with the frosty white snow.

Linda Sue said...

Steven, I was telling a friend about your blog, saying that your vision is not so much in colour but rather in concise poetic expression...how you view this existance is miraculously fluid and lovely. You could probably see the beauty in everything and anything and express it effectively. I don't always leave comment but I always read your words with delight. I feel richer- can never have too much of that!

steven said...

thanks for seeing that bonnie!! i loved the muted colours and forms beneath the thin film of ice. have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

golden west, i should get you to write the phrases to go with the photographs - i really like that!!! steven

steven said...

very cold ellen!!! twenty eight below zero when i took these!! actually i think they're cool also. little pieces of abstract art. have a lovely day. steven

steven said...

ha jenny you know that last picture with the little piece of dogwood is my favourite of the three! a little sliver of almost pure colour. have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hello jennifer! i appreciate winter largely for the challenge of finding the beauty that's tucked away inside it. often a very small and easily overlooked something that when you actually stop even for a moment, you feel that oh wow moment flutter right there!!! have a lovely afternoon. steven

steven said...

willow - i love that as well. as i was mentioning in my reply to jenny stevning - i love the little piece of dogwood for the pure colour but it's the muted colours that really make the sudden red stand out. have a lovely evening at the manor. steven

steven said...

hi linda sue, thankyou so very much for that very generous comment. i hope that people can leave with something that perhaps allowed them to slow down enough to enjoy a tiny portion of this place we all share. my life's ambition has been to be a writer and an artist. i learned very early on that neither would allow me the life i have needed to live but the call has been made to me many times over the last two and a bit years. so i'm trying to listen and that's where this blog begins the process of that becoming! have a lovely evening and thankyou again for this. steven

Friko said...

Gorgeous, delightful photos.

Don't slip on the ice, you'll destroy a work of art.

Happy blogging in 2010, I'll be here too!

steven said...

thakyou friko and you know i appreciate your advice - not to slip and to enjoy my blogging!!!! thankyou for your awesome blog. steven

Crafty Green Poet said...

the colours in these are so beautiful....

BT said...

Oh this is my kind of post! (not that all your posts aren't). Just lovely.