Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Flurry of Activity

Yesterday's activities with One World One Heart was wild and great fun. But now I need to step back and take a breath.

I went to bed last night thinking, "Oh, wait! I heard the computer signal that there's a new comment on my blog!". I was so tired (we're talking after midnight here), that I stayed put in bed and slept the sleep of the dead. The comments would still be there in the morning.

When I awoke, I looked out the window and saw this:

I just HAD to head out with the camera to capture it. Out there, with the snow falling steadily, I found a silent, magical place. What is it about snow that seems to absorb all sound? No cars were running,

no children's joyful noise, no dogs barking, birds chirping, squirrels fighting over territory, etc. Absolute silence. It was... A Moment.

The thing about snowfall in the South is that people look out the window, see it's snowing, and go back to bed 'cuz they know their boss is doing the same thing. Nobody goes out to drive in snow because they instinctively understand that they don't know how. So, Marble Man is home snuggling Pooch, and I have a whole day in front of me. What to do on such a Perfect Day?

The dreaded tax prep is done. All the spreadsheets are now computerized and printed out; beads and other minutiae have been counted. What a relief! Now I can do something fun. I have a salt dough wall sculpture I started before Christmas. I've been waiting to get some unpleasant task out of the way before working on it again. Yes... I'll do that. I'll be adding layers of color to this piece:


lori vliegen said...

the photos of your snowfall are gorgeous...so glad you don't have to go out in it! enjoy your day inside and have fun with your salt dough (cookie dough tastes a lot better!). :)

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Just got off the phone with a friend from NC (comparing inaugural watching notes!) and she mentioned snowfall. Thank goodness we didn't get snow up here in DC!

Great photos!

KathrynAntyr said...

Wow! Snow in NC. Did you make any snow balls?

pinkglitterfae said...

people don't appreciate how breathtaking snow is. I love walking during a big snowfall because of the silence. Glad you got some great pics!

3rdEyeMuse said...

those photo's are brilliant!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Breathtaking; the last photo looks like cotton sitting on the branches. Snow is so much more enjoyable when you have nowhere to be other than inside looking out.

Metamor4sis.com said...

I cant decide which is nicer - the snowfall and how you captured it or the dough craft that you have to tackle. It looks really nice! Looking forward to your finished product.

TattingChic said...

That pumpkin piece is lovely! I can't wait to see it completed.

The winter pics are lovely, too!

Anonymous said...

Oh how I cherish and await the silence of snow. It is as if each flake whispers a hush as floats down to the world. This has been one of the best snow seasons for us, here in the great white north. I love skiing in the silence among frolicking deer who are just as silent. It is magical.