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Monday, February 25, 2013

Snow Confections...


For me Snow is a sweet medicine for the soul.  I know some of you in Canada, the Northeast, and the MidWest are tired of seeing so much snow this year, but we have been in severe drought conditions here in Colorado, so to get 8-10 inches in one storm is sweet medicine.  And even sweeter was this beautiful imprint of a bird in the snow (above photo) which I just happened to see as I looked nearly straight down from our eating nook window this morning.  The dark shadow is where its body left a hole, with the imprint of its wing feathers surrounding it.  With the play of light it looks like an actual white bird sitting there with wings outspread.  This is the magic of snow, of life really, if we only look for it, if we are open to seeing; something that I need to be more aware of.  Three hours later the image was nearly gone from the heat of the sun – melted back into the snow, evaporated into thin air.  Another metaphor of the impermanence of everything, the illusion of everything we take to be real; that things aren't always what they seem.   That which is on the surface of life dissipates and we must look deeper into the True Nature of things, to find the Essence of Life and Being…

In the meantime, while we ponder those existential questions of life J here are few more delectable snow confections for you to enjoy with your cup-o-life :)


 Muffin anyone?




 Or a Cupcake?
With dragonfly swizzel.
You can see I’ve been nibbling already
J


 Some snow-capped yarrow gumdrops maybe?
(although they don’t look too delectable do they :)



 Or how about some Powdered Sugar Icing! J





Alegria!

Enjoy the sweetness of Life…



14 comments:

  1. Oh you have been so gifted with a vision of the 'snow bird', I would tend to think they were little messengers just for me, little connections to all of life a most precious gift. I wish I had been having a cuppa with you on this occasion! x

    BTW Now I know where you live, my love asked me the other day, I said somewhere in America! ;~)x

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    1. Yes, that was such a spontaneous find! So beautiful. And then I started wondering how that happened, that she fell through the snow, maybe trying to land, and then raised herself up with her wings - leaving this beautiful imprint, looking almost like a Phoenix. And the illusion of the white bird is just incredible. So many metaphors to be drawn here... :) Yes, I live in Colorado, just south of Denver :)

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  2. what a fun way to look at snow! yummie treats. your photos are just magical.

    yarrow, have been drinking yarrow tea lately. very nice. need to add yarrow to my medicinal herb garden (not yet in existence.)

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    1. Thanks Suki :) The Yarrow here was planted by a previous owner and still thrives! I turned that area into an herb garden. How wonderful that you will have a medicinal herb garden!

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  3. Such an amazing thing to see, indeed! I am nourished by your sharing.

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    1. Thanks Stacy! Yes, it was a goosebump kind of amazing! And when I softened my gaze I saw the image of a white bird sitting there, and the hole becomes its shadow... Incredible! :)

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  4. Thank you for these yummy, non-fattening treats. That bird imprint in the snow just blows my mind! What a precious gift you were presented with. I am so grateful that you shared it here. It is pure magic.
    I didn't know about your drought, so I'm glad that the snowfall will help relieve that, but mostly I'm happy that you're happy!

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    1. Thanks Lynne! My "snow envy" has been satisfied - for now. :) Yeah, isn't that "bird" incredible!! Couldn't believe my eyes!

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  5. Ah, this was a fun lift in the midst of winter, Christine! I'll take a snow muffin, please! Here we've had more snow. But we've also been having very heavy frost and fog. I'm down with the flu, else I'd been out snapping away with photos... LOL! ;o) Happy Day ((HUGS)) P.S. You were wondering about that tulips image at my place midweek... It's a photo of white tulips hubby gave me, and which I enhanced using the Vintique app using my iPad. Having fun doing a mix of natural medium art and blending with photography.

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    1. Thanks Tracy... Hope you are feeling better so you can capture some photos of Norwegian fog and frost! Wow-yes, the photo of the tulips is incredible! From an iPad!!! Love the experimenting! :)

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  6. Incredible imprint, how wonderful to have captured a Winged photo, I LOVE it! Thank you for sharing this precious gift.

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