Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Jay took me to the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker for Christmas. It brought back so many memories of when I danced as a child. The costumes were amazing and the dancers so graceful. This photo is of the painting on the stage curtain before it went up for the show. More photos to come of the Boston Opera House.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Thanks to my Philosophy, Ethics, & Education class in grad school a few winters ago, I became entranced with snowshoeing. We had weekly meetings at my professor's house where his wife made cinnamon rolls and we talked about our views of education. Afterwards, we would snowshoe around and talk some more. I thank my professor for giving me another way to enjoy winter.
A winter walk through the woods shows beauty and brings calmness.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind."
~Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley 1925
I hope to someday own a print of his.
My dear friend posted a picture of her morning commute today, her Every Day. It reminded me of some early morning pictures I took over the course of a week on my way to school in December. She lives near DC and meets quite the traffic jam at times. I head east over the Kancamagus Highway through the White Mountain National Forest. I pass four, maybe five cars during the 45 minutes it takes me to get over the Kanc... quite a contrast to Misty Leigh's commute.
There are days I wish I lived near a big city. The grocery store would be closer than 30 minutes, I could easily stop at a store and buy some earrings, or possibly browse the books at Border's. But the fresh air, morning snow, and the sunrise over the Whites are all worth it. Have I ever told you how much I love living in the mountains?