Sunday, January 30, 2011

f8 and be there

Really, this one's f5, but the saying's not so much about the right aperture..

The only important thing was being there - at five pm on a Saturday after a snowed-out Friday, at the right time to catch golden rays of the setting sun. Which last all of two minutes or so. And a flock of geese flew by just once, just at the right moment.

Its the two seconds that make the staying out in twenty minutes of eyeball-freezing temperatures so worthwhile.

Watching 'All Creatures Great and Small' these days. Another of my long-time favorite novels , adapted oh-so beautifully for the silver screen. The Scottish dales filmed in the series are incredibly rugged and soothing at the same time, scenery you can spend ages walking in ..

I need some click-your-fingers-and-be-there kind of magic equipment.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

water, water, everywhere ..

.. and not a drop to drink.
Well, snow is a form of water, ain't it ?!

I shoulder my backpack .. and in my mind, I am the bold mariner, out to explore the endless unknown.

In truth, I am just shivering in the park in my backyard.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

road no more

Sometimes, its just a dead end.

There's nothing you can do, but turn around and make a new start.

It'd have been great if you'd have heeded the warning signs earlier. Even if you didn't, hopefully, you learnt something from this foray.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

terrible weather .. or is it ?

Minus seventeen degrees on the outside, not factoring in the windchill.Everywhere around, a three inch bed of fresh snow.

I couldn't survive half an hour without risking frostbite. Accoutered as I was.
For the stag, it was all just another day at play.

No wonder, in the animal world, humans are the wimps.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

building castles ..

.. in the snow is a good idea, only if you know they will melt one day.

It does not help to go searching for them when winter's over .

Friday, January 7, 2011

to whom it may concern ..

for the record, the ground beneath her feet would be just as precious ..

Monday, January 3, 2011

hny n more

Its that time of the year again ..

Time to make resolutions, you mean ?

No, I just meant that this photo blog completes a year.. but then there's a resolution there too ..

Sometimes, one just needs the little push. Like to get up on a winter morning, leave the warm bed and pad up for a jog .Once you are out though, its heaven - no, not too cold, but yes, superb surroundings.

Sometimes, a resolution is all you need to open up a world of magic.