Saturday, February 13, 2010

Envisioning a Web of Light

Web of Light - Image c Lynda Lehmann

Today was gray--a raw, damp, winter day. The solid stripes of snow slathered on the north sides of all the trees we saw along the roads we drove, had not yet melted or been blown off the bark by the wind. The dirty but otherwise undisturbed snow-cover gave the landscape a formidable look, reduced to a blatant, cold contrast of black and white. It was a day bereft of color and warmth. Snow and ice-sheathed and chilly, without a trace of color to behold in sky or forest, without the generous wafting scents or caressing breezes of spring.

Old Man Winter really is a stingy curmudgeon! I had to close my eyes to find an image that was warm and inviting, and I remembered summer days spent dangling ankles in river water and staring into endless reams of light thrown upon the lake by the nurturing sun. I came home and had to upload this image, to remind us all that warmer, more gentle and affirming days are on their way....

Impressionistic images like this are among my favorites. I could spend hours or days filling my "cup of beauty" with the shimmering patterns of sunlight on water and the pebbles underneath.

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  1. Hi Lynda - Such bright gold light - perfect for these long cold winter days. Another month and it will almost be spring - can't wait!

    Hope you are well!

    Take care,

  2. Lovely post Linda! It does seem like a very long winter and where I am we haven't even had the snow the rest of the country has unbelievably. There is a silver lining in the cold hard reality of this winter though. I haven't felt the least bit guilty on those days when it is too cold to go out just hanging out embroidering. Hope all is well and by the end of next month we should start to see at least some light at the end of this tunnel.

  3. Like you, I could spend long amounts of time considering how light & water interact...or light & leaves, or just light, in general. Love your photo here. Just great.

  4. Ah yes, Lynda, I could feel the warmth of the sun reflecting off the water--and then the cool refreshment of that water.

  5. Thanks Lynda for your warm post: 'I came home and had to upload this image, to remind us all that warmer, more gentle and affirming days are on their way....' - I will be waiting patiently too. Anna :) PS excellent image as always.

  6. Impressive description of the mood of the landscape, Lynda!

  7. Kia ora Lynda,
    Hang in there my friend, soon those waters will ripple and shine, the sun warm and colour your world. And it will be our turn in the shadows. Kia kaha.


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