Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Brrrrrr!


"We are like the branches that quiver during a storm,
doubting our strength



and forgetting we are the tree -
deeply rooted to withstand all of life's upheavals."
~ Dodinsky ~



Brrrrrr!
This is the temperature outside my front door this morning.
I love the sharpness of the air,
the crunch of each step,
the way the cold lays its hands on my face.

Each breath in,
I am aware of the cold
and my body's rush to heat it.
Each breath out
is decorated in a cloud of steam.


Not a moment is taken for granted.

22 comments:

  1. That's cold!!! Don't know about here, it is freezing and really cold but now idea about exact temperatures. You have sun though, here it's all foggy; strange look, as if nature is frozen, not the slightest movement, very mysterious, but beautiful with everything covered in white, even the thinnest tree branch.
    Marian

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  2. Hi Rosemary,
    Nice shot your last photo!
    I can taste in your words the desiring for warmth!

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  3. Beautiful winter photos Rosemary, the last one is very nice with the leaf.
    Greetings Irma

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  4. An uncouth sort of person might say that you'd have to be out of your tree to even go outside on such a cold day. Of course I would never even think such a thing.

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  5. Chilly! Sounds like a good day to stay inside, curled up with a good book.

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  6. Rosemary!
    Winter lovely pictures. Although I do not like winter.
    I like it on your photographs.
    Lucia

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  7. You've captured a moment that you chill just seeing those pictures. -.
    Greetings. -

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  8. The last photo - perfection. The glitter of the snow crystals, and the wonderful blue shadows, and a token of autumn hanging on.

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  9. -24* C......!Bardzo zimno:)
    Piękne zdjęcia!

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  10. Hello Rosemary!!
    Beautiful winter photos Rosemary,
    Ent Bbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrr also hier
    Regards , Annie

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  11. Indeed, these are times when beauty struggles with bitter cold. Your images show that beauty wins. Enjoy, Rosemary.

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  12. Hi Rosemary, I haven't seen temperatures like that since I lived in Norway, 13 yeears ago :-) We used to have 4-6 weeks every winter with temp well below 30 Celsius, and average winter temp was -18 to 25 C. I can't say I miss it, even if it is a different kind of cold than the wet and windy cold we have in London. Beautiful pictures as always!

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  13. I too love the crunch and the sparkle and the quiet!!

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  14. Yes, it really feels like winter now! We've had such up and down weather in Virginia, it's hard to adjust to the cold. But I like your post and the quote about the tree.

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  15. That is a real pile of snow.
    I like that last picture.

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  16. Oh, my God! Rosemary, you have -23C, wow! We here had not yet such frost.
    I love the last one --nice color of snow, I can feel its cold on the hand.

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  17. I like the cold, too. I like it when winter is a bit assertive. It makes you appreciate the warmth all the more. Love the quote. :o)

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  18. Now that is some serious cold!!! I love your beautiful quote~such wisdom. I hope you keep warm, and don't stay in that cold for very long!

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  19. Arghhhh ......... that is very cold trembling trembling trembling!
    I think 3 degrees below zero cold though lol ..... Well nice pictures :-) Rosemary
    Greetings, Helma

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  20. Love the shadows in that 2nd shot. And while I enjoy a good winter blizzard as much as the next person, I think I prefer +26C to -26C.

    ;>)

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  21. Check out that blanket of snow!
    How many inches is that?
    I can almost feel the brrrr too Rosemary.
    Oh, I love to see those steam coming out from the nose and mouth :)
    Only in winter you get it.

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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