Friday, February 24, 2012

Roses in the Snow

          Today, I didn't sleep at all. I watched as the sun rose and illuminated the mounds of snow next to the doors of my bedroom. I stepped outside and ignoring the bitter cold, took pictures of the wondrous beauty. I couldn't believe it was real and I felt the desire to capture the fleeting moment. Now I understand the magnificent spell nature casts on people. It is not something I experience often since I live in the city. In order to appreciate the wilderness in its entirety, one must go to a place where they could walk for miles and not see a living soul. That is the place where I am. Although I am somewhat surrounded by people (I'm staying at a house near a ski lodge), I have the ability to walk into a forest. This is a place that lies on the cusp of nature and civilization.
          I'm leaving this place in three days and while I find myself longing to be home, I feel like I've taken advantage of all my free time and the beauty of Idaho. I've used three rolls of film and I've accomplished a lot of things I've been meaning to do but could never get around to because of school and work and such. It's almost as if time has been suspended and allowed me to figure everything out. It's been nice. However, I'm excited to go back to reality. 

15 comments:

  1. spending time surrounded by nature is the best way to refresh your spirit. Sounds like you've done just that.

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  2. i am following you here!! i love the new design, its beautiful. and as always, i love your pictures.

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  3. I seriously love snow, especially the untouched type. It's so beautiful. So are these pictures, I love them!

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  4. Such beautiful photographs. There's nothing better than snow when you have nowhere to go, it's so relaxing and wondrous
    www.theorangewalls.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful photos, and your words are so beautifully written! x

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  6. You write such lovely and beautiful things. I really adore these photos too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog sweets. xx

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  7. great photos!

    XXX,

    wiebkembg.blogspot.com

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  8. It's a wonderful feeling to step out of the real world an feel a bit of nature, lovely photos and I love your blog :)

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  9. really good post! I love nature and to experience it the way you did is the best way.

    Cheers
    Missy
    http://throughanindielens.blogspot.com/

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  10. Loving the photos, they are so whimsically beautiful. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  11. Nature can really help you reconnect with yourself glad to hear you're doing well. Love the second photo too - waves of Virgin Suicides floating through my brain.

    Olive

    www.VisforOlive.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh, these photos are lovely! I hope your days have been beautiful.


    LOVE!

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  13. Love the second photo! Ah-it sounds so beautiful where you are at the moment, i wish i was out in the middle of nowhere too :)
    xxx

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