Saturday, December 29, 2012

whiter shade of pale

 the little bit of washi
that covered junko's work
 spun quickly and rough
 this is how neighbor, 
dan and his helper dave arrived
my knights in yellow armor
 last night there was another arrival
 not so welcome!
porcupine spent the night in the white pine
feasting
 
trail
wendy couldn't do it
and i couldn't follow it without snowshoes
 my knees are below the surface
 trail is the line to the left of the grandmother maple
we got wet

18 comments:

aimee said...

REAL snow! the spun stuff so lovely. i miss those huge drifts but not the coming home to clean it up part. mostly i just miss you!

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, me, too. i miss you. wendy does, too.

onesmallstitch said...

the snow looks so lovely and I am so happy that I don't have to shovel it. do you spin the shifu thread on a bobbin winder?

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, ha! yes, sometimes, it's easy for little batches of paper.

ronnie said...

even when you share pics I still have trouble imagining that snow is not soft, fluffy solid stuff - like sheep's fleece.... I think it could be spun just like that paper....

Velma Bolyard said...

ronnie, it's soft sometimes, except when you have to heft it out of the driveway. then, not so much! think of ice crystals. lots of them. lots more.

leFiligree said...

that is an amazing dump of snow! i might even be envious: today we got chinook winds and 38F to eat up our own white fluffiness.

Velma Bolyard said...

joni, peter in syracuse reminds me they have more. they always do. (it gets colder here, though). but we haven't had snow like this in ages. it's wonderful!

Sweetpea said...

I remember hefting deep snow like that ~ by hand/shovel ~ when we lived in Boston. The exercise took me down to my shirtsleeves! A tractor is much more expedient...must make easier hiking for dear Wendy.

Happy season to you both!
Christi & Isla

Velma Bolyard said...

christi, yes, major snow, but no shirtsleeves here. it's 17 degrees, so i wear down!

Valerianna said...

Nice to see your snowy world and a little bit of washi - its like a snowtorm wound around a spindle. Watching as the light fades and the snowy trees turn their gloaming-blueish/gray. Extraordinary right now. Happy snow!

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, it's indigo as the light fades, beautiful!

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

now if you could only spin snow - a long sting of crystals...what paper/pages those could/would be...happy snuggling inside

Velma Bolyard said...

yep, henrietta, staying warm inside except when taking dog out. cold tonight. still snowing.

Fiona Dempster said...

Hi V - we are back from a family visit trip and catching up with the world. Yours looks nice and snowy - just how you like it! Love the spun washi - esp the 'roughness' of it.

Barry said...

Hi V - I know the snow must be a hassle; but it does seem so pristine and beautiful. Wishing you the beat in so many ways for 2013. Go well - peace. B

Jennifer said...

Yikes! That's a lot of snow you got up there! Glad to see the neighbors came to visit and brought their plow to clear your way.

Stay warm!

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona and barry, you two, separate and together, inspire and sustain. thanks.
jennifer, just like the ones i used to know. really!

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