Friday, March 09, 2007

Light and Shade







After kidding myself that the cold temperatures were finally over I woke up yesterday morning to -16 C. With the wind that was blowing it was bitter outside. When the sun came up and coming through the windows, I noticed that there were nice light and shadows on things in the house. Being too cold to spend any time outside, and camera at hand, decided to try some pictures. This morning it's -20 C, the fire went out over night and I'm sitting here trying to type with frozen fingers. One wonders if it will ever get warm again.

Lots of birds around, still getting Goldfinches, Pine Siskins, loads of Juncos along with the regulars, Jays, Chick a Dees, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers, Crows and a Starling or two. It must be tough on them when the weather is this cold.

I would love to be the type of person who could chatter on about my days but really nothing much happens on a daily basis. I suppose that's good in some respects and life certainly isn't boring, but it's much the same day after day particularly this time of year. Ah well, with spring and summer on the way there will be much more to talk about.....she says with hope.

11 comments:

Gwenhwyfar/Lisa said...

My first visit to your blog!

Good grief OC that is cold. I love the blue bottles up against the window.

oldcrow61 said...

Hey Lisa, great to see you here. Yep, very cold here today. I CAN'T STAND IT! lol

nicola said...

the 4th photo is fantastic oc, would make a great print, how clever of you.

oldcrow61 said...

Thanks Nic, I really appreciate your input and any advice. After all it's you and Pete who got me into this addiction, lol.

Mostlymacro said...

Excellent colours & composition OC.

Glad it`s not that cold over here.

Boo said...

Beautiful pics OC, your house looks lovely and cosy.

Jan said...

I think all your photos today are amazing. I was over at my friend Pat's this afternoon, and showed her your blog, (mainly to see your cute squirrel, cos she has a pair coming to feed in her garden) She thought the blue bottles with the light shining through were amazing She will be another regular reader I think (though she won't post, she's not that confident on typing, but she likes to browse)

Don't envy you the temps though, brrrrrr! Poor thing.

nicola said...

i like the way the light comes through and the colours, only thing is that the window spoils it for me, which i know would be difficult to get the light with out it lol...maybe some very translutent paper perhaps. I think you have done very well, also dean uses a way of making the photos look painted, that would look nice for that photo too

Laurie said...

Gorgeous images Mom. You are really getting the hang of the camera. I love the light this time of year, looks hopeful even if we are frozen solid like I am right now. sigh..I was reading in one of my journals, jan 15 2006, it was a balmy 14 degrees and I had all the windows open. WHERE IS IT NOW?

oldcrow61 said...

Ha, good question!

mydogbrandy said...

I love your pictures! I really know nothing about the business but I wonder if you could try and sell them. Pic 4 is my favourite.

Brandz