Thursday, January 31, 2013

Being Roomless Provides a View

There are times when thinking in a box is attributed with being Conservative however I don’t believe this to be true at all.  Being Conservative to me is much like being a Republic.  It’s not that you don’t move forward, it’s that you move forward with principles.  I don’t believe this hinders progress, I believe it brings forward values that keep us strong while staying away from that which does us harm.  I will never believe that the end justifies the means and if that’s your idea of progress you need to see where this thinking has brought those that followed such ideas in the past.  If you’re progressive…ask yourself where you’re progressing to and from…it matters.  Cryptic?  Well, it’s where my mind has been. 

I’ve seen a return to winter weather once againDSC02281.  It has a beauty of it’s own but I have to leave the comfort of my home to really appreciate itDSC02282.  There were no comforts outside.  Fact is there was no chair that I’d want to sit inDSC02283but the beauty was worth seeing…and because I brought my principle with me…in this case my camera…I could share the beauty with you all where you don’t have to feel the bite in the airDSC02285.  The sky has a wonderful blue here usually but the white contrast made it all the more spectacularDSC02286.  I love the view from the back yard…I wish sometimes I had a big wall picture of it yet if I did maybe I wouldn’t want to come out and see it as it changes with the seasonsDSC02287.  It’s actually been warm enough this winter that I’m quite spoiled…since when have I ever considered anything above zero cold?  I love when the brilliant winter sun silhouettes the trees this wayDSC02288and I also love when the snow sticks to the branchesDSC02289.  The snow can make things appear like they belong in a snow globeDSC02290.  The stones in the yard look like Mexican wedding cookiesDSC02291and the evergreens have a dusting that looks much like confectioner’s sugar…or am I just hungryDSC02292?  This tree is one of my favoritesDSC02293.  I’m very glad we have vinyl fence…the weathering would quickly destroy it after a couple years like we’ve hadDSC02294.  Some neighbors have wooden fences that were put up just last year that are already showing weathering however ours remains strong…even in the powerful wind we get up here in the HeightsDSC02295.  The truth is I will never get tired of this viewDSC02296.  I love the shadows, I love the white and blue…I love it allDSC02297.  I still have to admit that though the sugar of winter might look sweetDSC02298but I like the feel of warmer seasons far more!  If you venture out of your comfort zone…which I hope you do…don’t forget to bring your principles with you…that doesn’t make you closed minded…it makes you wise.

13 comments:

  1. Excellent post Joe.

    The snow pics are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you my dear friend, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, I know I appreciate yours!

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  2. I'll take feet of the white fluffies.

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    1. Go ahead and have a walk my friend, your feet will be white as snow...and maybe as cold ;)

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  3. I love those snowy pics - reminds me of my childhood when we used to get snow all the time here!

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    1. I was beginning to wonder if we'd get any real snow this winter at all. For us this is about as light as it gets...still, it's pretty to photograph!

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  4. You has being your home on winter time your home was no chair only your has to sue in out see sky are beautiful also your back yard you love on winter sun silhouettes the trees.
    Your children are big girl!
    We has in here very hot summer time.
    We don't enjoy praying golf are not anymore yesterday.
    Enjoy your day Joe!



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    1. I still think that's amazing that it's your summer there my friend...I'm ready for it to be summer again here frankly...I'm solar powered! The kids relish getting older...me? I'd rather have more youth! Bless you my friend!

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  5. u make awesome pics Joe.But as u know we have Like today such bad weather with snow and hail and much wind
    U have blue skies and that makes the contrast fantastic.
    Im dreaming of spring and the sun.

    I did not know ur wify is pro photographer.So she is enjoying ur hobby
    nd u can learn from here to make the best ones.
    Thumbs up Joe
    MJ wish u well

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    1. Yes my wife is a professional photographer that works for magazines and the city here and occasionally free lances for all sorts of occasions. I think she figures I'm a pretty lame and low tech photographer but I am what I am. Today the snow is gone and it's pretty ugly out there now...I'm going to have a bland new blog I think ;/

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  6. well Joe sometimes the pics u take when the action happens are the best. The best photo lies just around the corner.Im also a amateur clicker lol
    be well

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    1. Letting photos happen as they will suits me just fine however it's been a tough sell lately...not a thing that's grabbing my attention right now.

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