Tree Whispering and Being in the Moment


I know all of you summer lovers out there in the world are groaning with more snow photos, but that is all I have outside is snow.  As a winter lover I'm embracing the season and enjoying the views.  February is a quiet month-a still month.  Outside the air barely moves and the trees stop whispering when the wind blows.  Each day I hear more birds chirping, they know that spring will soon be here.  So I go outside and soak up the winter sun.


Sunshine and snow go beautifully together.  Sometimes the snow sparkles and winks at you.  Bundled up with scarf, mittens and a hat, I fumble with my camera trying to balance with grace while capturing the winter beauty.  All of my swirling thoughts--errands to run, my kids, and what should be for dinner--stop.

 I am in the moment.  Photography does that, it commands a presence of now.


Frodo is feeling better, thank you for your kind words and wishes.  He is hiding right now under the ottoman but he does come out to play and we have been having some frisbee throws each day.

I find that owning a pet is like having a perpetual infant/toddler. With a pet, you observe and guess based on behavior try to decide if the symptoms need medical attention.   I remember when my children were able to declare "my tummy hurts" or "I have a scratchy throat" those were golden sentences to my worried ears.  I could move forth and treat or if necessary take them to the pediatrician.


I believe today will be a sun shine day and once again, I'll be outside drinking it in.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Comments

  1. Beautiful photos (maybe it helps that I love winter too!).

    I'm glad Frodo is feeling better.

    Have a good weekend!

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  2. I love winter too Karen, and this past week has really reminded me of that, it's been hot and humid.
    I'm glad to hear Fordo is feeling so much better. He looks quite darling with his toy.
    I hope your weekend is a good one!

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  3. It kind of makes you wish our furry critters could talk sometimes doesn't it? Very pretty pictures you took! Enjoy the winter sun, and your weekend.

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  4. I do love your snow pictures and I do love snowy days - as long as I don't have to go anywhere and deal with driving here in the south. Snow and the south is not a good combination. ;-) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Lovely photos, Karen. So glad that Frodo is feeling better. I can't say that I love winter, but I do appreciate and enjoy the differences in the seasons. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. we finally got some snow here! Heading out to enjoy it soon.....
    Frodo is so stinkin' cute!

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  7. What a ham! Frodo is so cute and I can imagine his lovely and playful spirit. Yes, snow and sun go together...and yes I am sick of winter....but you put it so beautifully in words and images, I'll hang on for another month.
    Have a great weekend.

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  8. i'm loving our winter this year far more than any of my friends!! is that the northern girl coming out just a bit? now, freddy----good old southern dog (born and bred)---can just barely spend enough time outside to do his 'stuff' before high-tailing it back inside in front of the fire. we're so glad frodo is on the mend!!! (I love his flat baby....all ours are flat, too!)

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  9. Lovely snow pictures. So good that you are being positive and enjoying the season. Today really is all we have - so we might as well enjoy the beauty of it. So glad your puppy is feeling better!

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  10. I had a schnauzer growing up named Missy> I love to see yours

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  11. It's good to hear your boy is feeling better.
    Winter is its best when there is pure white snow and glorious sun shimmering across its surface.

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  12. Oh! I love your photos and have to agree about the magic of sun on snow. We had our first "real" snow here finally this week and this morning the sun came out and it was glorious. I just finished uploading pictures and then popped over to your blog where.. lo and behold, more sun/snow pictures! Lovely.

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  13. I know so many people are tired of snow, but being in California, these photos are dreamy. Frodo is a dream too. give him a good pat/pet for me.

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  14. That first picture (untouched snow) is beautiful!

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  15. This morning birdsong from outside my window woke me! A cardinal was calling and sparrows were twittering--the first time I've heard their songs in months. Spring is coming, but like you, I am enjoying these winter days: the purity of a snowy landscape, the architecture of trees, and crisp air. I love your photos and agree that photography has a way of fully immersing one in the moment. The other day I burnt a pan of cookies while trying to get a picture of a bird on the feeder! I'm so glad that Frodo is feeling better. He's such a cutie. Have a great weekend, Karen. ♥

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  16. Glad you pup is well and your weather is snowy and white. We finally got that snow I've been wanting and boy is it messy here. We were without power for 10 hours on Thursday and it's so windy now that I'm certain we'll be without again this evening. I hope not, but then, what can one do? Happy weekend to you, dear Karen, :)

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  17. Nice snow photos, Karen, but that's my preferred way of enjoying snow! Glad Frodo is feeling better also.

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  18. beautiful snow photos, Karen! Sunshine and snow do make a wonderland combination! Glad Frodo is feeling better... yes, animal and babies need to come with a crystal ball diagnostic tool. LOL! Enjoy your wonderland! blessings ~ tanna

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  19. That snow looks perfect and untouched, did Frodo fly over it? Glad he's doing better. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Karen!

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  20. yep, we just went through that "wondering" with Koko who was exhibiting some strange behavior. Why does it always seem to cost about $300?
    Have a wonderful Wintery rest of your weekend.
    XO

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  21. So glad to read Frodo is feeling better! :D

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