Thursday, December 19, 2013

snow dance

the ladies are wearing white
 in the deep afternoon
 long pre-solstice shadows
 on the one clear day this week
 see how many colors of snow there are!
 as daylight 
sinking already
 about 3:15 pm
and up close. 
you can see
how beautiful the work
of humans  
in the landscape
can be.

21 comments:

Valerianna said...

These corn ladies have brought me endless inspiration... and in the snow, heavens, they're GREAT!

ArtPropelled said...

Beautiful photo series. That last photo is captivating.I'm wanting to stretch my hand out and touch.

Ms. said...

How fortunate to have a landscape like this to look deeply at. How varied it is in angle, tone and color when viewed like this.

onesmallstitch said...

oh, so pretty and so-o cold. the corn ladies are looking a bit wind swept.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, me, too, to the point where all of you must think me a little crazy! but they're so beautiful.
robyn, me, too! absolutely!
michelle, yes. sometimes it's impossible to keep driving, i just have to stop and stare.
jean, yes, they are, and one has fallen into a lump. but only one!

Valerianna said...

No, not crazy at all.. possessing of VISION, you see and present them differently each time, revealing how one form is transformed again and again in beauty.

therese said...

i am ALWAYS sooooooo happy to see the ladies, Velma....especially now in their snow-swept skirts~ they're always dancing. i see them twirling and tilting like big bells across that field. who needs Frosty when we have the Corn Belles ? thank you for sharing your walks with us.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, thanks, this is a very good way to see it!
therese, you're welcome. it's my drive, though, if i got to walk by them i would have met them all and had long conversations and the amish folk would think me more than mad! instead, i pull off the road and snap away, trying not to offend or aim toward a house or a human.

Fiona Dempster said...

Lovely lovely ladies!

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, well, thank you. i'll pass that along.

india flint said...

beautiful, especially the stitch marks through the snow between them...

Velma Bolyard said...

india, YES! i thought you might spot them! yay!

Nancy said...

Amazing...beautiful...
Thank you for sharing a wonderful scene that I would have never even known about.

Velma Bolyard said...

nancy, i am lucky to be in a wilderness/rural area AND to have old time farmer/practitioners in my amish neighbors.

Velma Bolyard said...

nancy, i am lucky to be in a wilderness/rural area AND to have old time farmer/practitioners in my amish neighbors.

jude said...

these ladies are having quite a hair day.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, just like me

Alice said...

Lovely, lovely ladies. The color changes are striking. Monet, eat your heart out.

Velma Bolyard said...

alice, grinning here.

Mo Crow said...

oh wow! the beauty!

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, in love!

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