Monday, February 11, 2013

Jubilation and a Name!

O the snow, the beautiful snow,
Filling the sky and the earth below.
Over the house-tops, over the street,
Over the heads of the people you meet,
Dancing,
Flirting,
Skimming along,
Beautiful snow, it can do nothing wrong.
                           John Whittaker Watson


It is Saturday and with that incredible blowing, swirling around the house and pounding at my door storm now gone and sitting here watching the glorious sun start to make its entrance into my world I can see the beautiful gift this storm has left behind, an incredible feast for my weary eyes.
I have to get out there.


There will be no feeding of cows, no warm bottles of milk to be fed to Annie and no incredibly deep snow for me to help shovel or move, it is Saturday and My Hero is home. I would like to thank Mother Nature for her perfect timing. There are certainly some benefits, I love the weekends. Time to play.


I pull my old coveralls on top of my blue striped flannels and t-shirt; I pull on my toque, some gloves, my nice warm vest and those pink Cadillac boots. I hang my camera “Her” around my neck and seeing my snowshoes by the door I thought I would see if they would fit over top of these new boots. Jubilation, a perfect match. Nothing can stop me now.


I opened that basement door that cold wind whips snow into my face, I squint my eyes as the intense sunlight bounces off the snow, I pull out my sunglasses place them gently on my nose and take five steps. I sink in two feet of snow with those snowshoes on. I pull my heavy snow laden snowshoes out of the hole and keep going; now this is what I truly love.

I make my way to the barn yard this is more difficult than I thought breaking trail in the deep snow drifts is like an extreme workout, I decide that once around the barnyard is all I can do today. My Hero is blowing out the driveway and making a nice smooth trail to the bush. I can wait till tomorrows trek. I make my way back to the house. I set my camera carefully down and pull off those snowshoes, those Cadillac boots, and the old coveralls and head up those stairs to take a nap.


Jubilation!


I have decided to name “Her” (meaning my camera) “Leo” to remind me of a sweet lady who brought out the very best in our world, and who chose to always see the beauty and love that surrounds.

Later.

35 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you can see the beauty in this gift left to us B, most see only the cold. What a shame. We are lucky ones, aren't we?

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who heads out into the cold in my pj's!

    And Her name is beautiful and absolutely perfect.

    Hugs
    Andrea

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  2. Lovely post. Like the camera's name. Hugs M xox

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  3. You live in such a different world to me. I'm glad you had a good weekend doing what you love.

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  4. Leo is the perfect name for your camera!! I also love how you can see such beauty in the world.

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  5. Looks like you were blasted with snow and are able to enjoy it.

    You and your friend Leo are going to have some good times together.

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  6. Really lovely all the way around! Love the reason for the name of the camera. Fitting, I think.

    Gorgeous snow pics~

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  7. And today...the snow is rotting, the rain is falling, the eaves are dripping...ick.

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  8. I'm sure she would approve that you named your camera after her, hope it brings you as much joy as possible. Lovely snowy photos.

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  9. I wish I could spend more time out doors in the brilliance that is winter! I have Raynauds so cold is very problematic for me.The pictures of the fresh snow and sunshine are breath-taking.

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  10. Oh Buttons, that is wonderful, Leo for Leontien... Sweet Lady always finding the beautiful in the world, now done through your camera...

    What a wonderful sparkly day to get out. Enjoy it even more after Hero has cleared a path:)

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  11. leo is a great choice. :) she does good work, too.

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  12. A terrific name for her. I love the snow, we got some too!

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  13. No snow here, but we had a very nice, much needed rain.

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  14. The pictures are lovely. We don't have snow like that here in Wales so I can't imagine what it must be like. However, I know just what it's like to have someone else take over the chores outside for a day or two ....wonderful!! Even though you love it and the animals so much it's still good to have a break. Joan

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  15. leo is the perfect name for "her", i am so happy that you choose that. you will always think of her as you hold your camera.

    looks like leo did a pretty good job, your pictures are lovely!!

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  16. I love the name Leo, too! It's a fitting tribute, because you have such a gift for seeing the beauty in life-and I'm so glad you'll be able to keep sharing it with all of us:) Hugs! xx

    p.s. I'm so glad you got those cadillac boots, too:)

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  17. Awww, Leo is the perfect name! How sweet and fitting. Glad you got to enjoy the snow. Mother nature sure knows how to time snow just right, huh :)

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  18. Sometimes fun can be so much work, like making a new trail in the snow. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I had to empty my boots of snow...but it WAS fun. :) Great name for your camera.

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  19. Beautiful snow, beautiful photos! Glad you don't have to battle through it to feed the cows. Leo is a perfect name and I know you will do great things together! xx

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  20. Oh what a great name Leo is - a perfect choice :))
    Isn't the snow pretty? We just don't get that kind of snow here - I kind of wish we did :))

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  21. What a great name for your new treasure. Great photos! Enjoy!! :)

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  22. Hi Buttons, Love that you named your camera, beautiful shots and words.

    Saun

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  23. Awe, I love your photos and the name you picked for your camera. My boys had a hockey coach who was from Canada and he gave all the boys on the team a toque. That was the first time I heard that word.

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  24. Thanks for taking us on that nice little treck .The snow drifts are a work out aren't they Buttons The photos were worth it though, shaking off the snow now ;)

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  25. We had a beautiful snow here a couple of weeks ago (now its Feb 11). I always love being out in the new fallen snow. It is a grand treat here.

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  26. I am glad that everyone at your place made it through the storm, and that your Hero was home to help with all the snow!!!! Stay warm, friend :)
    Hugs,
    Mandi

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  27. Perfect name for your camera! :)

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  28. Just seeing that snow makes me cold. We are only expecting a high of 60 today and I am freezing!

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  29. That storm sure brought a lot of the white stuff!! Only about 5 inches in Ottawa, but Saturday's sunshine got mje bopping in and out of the house, taking things out to photograph in the snow. That's when I knew I was feeling better. Wednesday, I would not have been able to do that.
    I like you capture of the sunrise@!@!

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  30. What a beautiful snow-filled world! I think Leontien would approve very much of the name you chose for "Her!" :)

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  31. Happy Valentine's Day - What a Wonderful Blog!!!

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